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After 12 years, music man Mark Bingham shutters Piety Street Recording studio -
The Bywater studio was home to projects by artists from Green Day and Dave Matthews to local rockers who booked time on a sliding scale. Owner Mark Bingham says the decision to close was not financial, but “spiritual.”
Plant began as a pop singer – one of his first recordings was a cover of the Young Rascals’ “You Better Run.” He then morphed into a metal belter, serving Middle-earth folk on the side. His first solo incarnation was as a lounge lizard in the Honeydrippers. Now, he’s an alt-country crooner. But he isn’t so much a music vulture as a music nerd. He has traveled many miles in service of his geekdom, spending a night a few years ago in the Joshua Tree Inn room in California where Gram Parsons overdosed and driving over to the Bentonia, Mississippi, home of blues singer Jack Owens. He didn’t ring the doorbell, just drove around the block.
Happy 65th birthday Robert Plant! Read our 2011 feature on how the rock legend let go of Led Zeppelin and rebooted his solo career.
39 years ago today!
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On August 16th, 1974 a newly formed band named The Ramones made their debut at NYC’s legendary CBGB. Watch Here
Disc Makers Presents: The Home Studio Handbook -
A nice little tips, tricks, and advice starter guide for amateur musicians looking to start a home recording studio. Brought to you by DiscMakers.