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paul’s boutique

from beastie boys posted in music by donkeyoti

The cover of the breakthrough album "Paul's Boutique" by the Beastie Boys was taken outside of this location in 1989.

Couple of quick facts:
1. This location was a restaurant called the Three Monkeys when it caught ablaze on Jan. 20, 2011.

2. At one point it was a restaurant named "Paul's Boutique" (well after the album came out).

3. When the cover photo for the album was taken, the Paul's Boutique sign was added to the current exterior of the existing junk shops.

4. This album still rules.

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old sound 80 studios

from bob dylan, cat stevens, the suburbs posted in music by donkeyoti

The old Sound 80 Studios were housed on this location. Bob Dylan was set to release "Blood on the Tracks" in late 1974, and then suddenly decided to re-record a significant amount of the album here with local set musicians.

The legends surrounding that decision and those sessions would probably make a great documentary, if it hasn't already been made.

Cat Stevens recorded "Peace Train" here, and other alums include The Suburbs, The Suicide Commandoes, and Dave Brubeck.

Today, the sight is still breaking sonic barriers. Orfield Laboratories has on the premises an anechoic chamber that was certifed as "the quietest place on earth" (measured at −9.4 dBA) by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2005.

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klru’s studio 6a

from old austin city limits location posted in television by donkeyoti

For 36 years, this was the location for the popular tv show Austin City Limits (or ACL for short).

In 2011, the location for this program changed venue to the nearby Moody Theater.

What can you say about this show? It is important, timely, and consistently well done. Thanks, PBS.

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the fonz statue

from happy days posted in television by donkeyoti

Located on the river boardwalk area, outside of the Rock Bottom Brewery, is a bronze statue dedicated to the enigmatic character of Arthur Fonzarelli (aka Fonzie, aka the Fonz).

Henry Winkler, the actor who played Fonzie, evidently called the $85,000 donation by a Milwaukee tourism group, "unbelievable."

"Happy Days" was set in the 50's era Milwaukee area. It contributed the indispensable phrase, "Keep it Fonzie," into popular language.

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moody theater

from austin city limits posted in television by donkeyoti

Wasn't sure if this should be a music or tv entry, but this is the new home of the popular television show "Austin City Limits".

You can get free tickets by going to their website. Enjoy the Shiner.

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