The Monday Playlist… The Stones At Decca

The Monday Playlist… The Rolling Stones at Decca, West Hampstead

The Monday Playlist…

The Rolling Stones made their records on the run - Denmarks Street, Chicago, L.A, wherever they stopped, they recorded. 

Of all their output for Decca, their label in the 1960s, only 4 tracks were recorded at the label's main recording studio in West Hampstead – the famous studio where The Beatles failed the audition in January 1962.

Here are the four tracks cut at Decca back in '64, three of which ended up on the You better Move On E.P…




Decca Studios…

• Van Morrison's first recorded output with Them was committed to tape here in Broadhurst Gardens.

• David Bowie recorded his first single here – as Davy Jones & the King Bees. Liza Jane was not a hit

• 14-year-old Lulu broke the microphone (!) on her take of the Isley Brothers' Shout at this studio

• John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton recorded here in 1966 – the famous "Beano sleeve

• The old Decca Studio has been home to the English National Opera since 1981 and is now called Lillian Baylis House.

Find the old Decca Studio in Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead…




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