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914 Sound Recording Studios

 
 
914 Sound Recording Studios Marker image. Click for full size.
By Clare Sheridan, August 18, 2016
1. 914 Sound Recording Studios Marker
Inscription. On this spot in the 1970's, a garage was reborn as a refuge where rock-'n'-roll bands gave voice to a generation yearning for change. Back when music was captured on vinyl. Brooks Arthur's 914 Sound Recording Studios allowed musicians the freedom to hone their craft away from the pressures of the big city. Among the iconic tracks laid down here were Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run" and Janis Ian's "At Seventeen" - anthems of youthful rebellion emblematic of the time. The music made here endures long after 914's last note. In memory of Kevin J. Quaranta Erected 2016
 
Erected 2016 by Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Location. 41° 3.907′ N, 73° 56.949′ W. Marker is in Blauvelt, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on NY-303, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 585 NY-303, Blauvelt NY 10913, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacob J. Blauvelt Homestead (approx. 0.6 miles away); Johannes J. Blauvelt Homestead (approx. 0.7 miles away); Clausland Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Blauvelt-Norris-Burr-House
(L - R) Robert Brum, Brooks Arthur (Founder of 914), Artie Resnick, Vini Lopez, Larry Alexander image. Click for full size.
August 18, 2016
2. (L - R) Robert Brum, Brooks Arthur (Founder of 914), Artie Resnick, Vini Lopez, Larry Alexander
The white building in the background is the former 914 Sound Recording Studios. It is now the Blauvelt Auto Spa.
(approx. one mile away); Johannes Isaac Blauvelt House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shanks Village (approx. 1.4 miles away); Orangeburg World War I Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Orangeburg World War II Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blauvelt.
 
Also see . . .  Rockland's roadside rock'n'roll Rushmore revealed. (Submitted on August 19, 2016, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York.)
 
Additional comments.
1. The guitar that appears in the marker is a Gibson
In his remarks at the unveiling of the historical marker, Brooks Arthur (914 Recording Studios Founder) noted that Les Paul was an important early supporter of Arthur's efforts to open the studio.
    — Submitted August 19, 2016, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York.

 
Additional keywords. Music
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 24, 2016.
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