Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek

Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek

West Hampstead's Musical Heritage Remembered

eBook - 2013
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Celebrating two musical legends of 1960s and 1970s London, with hundreds of musical legends included, from David Bowie to Stevie Wonder. Considerable attention has been given to the EMI Abbey Road Studios in St. Johns Wood, yet very little has been written about their great rivals Decca, who had recording studios in nearby Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead. This book explores the history of Decca and specifically the Studios, where thousands of records were made between 1937 and 1980. Klooks Kleek, meanwhile, one of London's most famous jazz and blues institutions, ran from 1961 to 1970 in the Railway Hotel, next door to the Decca Studios. Dick Jordan and Geoff Williams, who ran the club, share their memories here. With artists including David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, and The Moody Blues at Decca, and Ronnie Scott, Cream, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, and Sonny Rollins at Klooks, this book records a unique musical heritage. Containing many photographs which have never before appeared in print, it will delight music lovers everywhere.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9780750953108
Branch Call Number: 781.49 We
Description: 1 online resource (160 pages)
Additional Contributors: Colloms, Marianne
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