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EMI's Studios on Abbey Road were built in 1931.

Mike Gray

Tom Fine wrote:
> Here's a piece of trivia for you on a Friday ...
>
> From the booklet for the 3-CD set "Early Ellington: The Complete 
> Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings of Duke Ellington, 1926-1931" (p.10):
>
> "All of the sessions were recorded at Brunswick's New York studio at 
> 799 Seventh Avenue. The studio, which first opened in 1924, had a 
> remarkable history: after Brunswick Records moved out at the end of 
> 1931, it was used as a transcription studio (1932-4), then by Decca 
> Records (1934-35), Columbia Records (1940-65) and finally A&R Studios 
> (1966-84). It holds the distinction of being the only studio location 
> in America and possibly the world to have been active from the 
> acoustical to the digital recording eras. Ellington recorded there on 
> various occasions in the 1920s, '30s, '40s, '50s and '60s."
>
> As for the claim about the technology span, was HMV's Abbey Road 
> studio built in the acoustic era?
>
> -- Tom Fine