the village studio

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the village studio
‪1616 butler avenue
los angeles, california 90025

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The Village Studio has recorded several artists, bands, soundtracks and voiceovers (partial list here) since its founding in 1968.

Originally built as a Masonic Temple in 1922, the building was converted into a center for Transcendental Meditation by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the mid 60's. In 1968, the building was reinvented as The Village Studio by Geordie Hormel.

Some of the albums recorded here include Aja by Steely Dan, Joe's Garage by Frank Zappa, and Planet Waves by Bob Dylan.

On Jim Morrison's birthday on December 8, 1970, he rented this studio for several hours to record his poetry. Portions of this session were used in the 1979 release, An American Prayer.

The Village Studio, Los Angeles, CA