When it comes to New York City recording studios, very few have the kind of lineage that can match that of Avatar Studios.
Avatar was founded in 1977 by Tony Bongiovi under the name The Power Station (largely because it was built in a former Consolidated Edison power plant). Once a sound stage for the Let’s Make A Deal game show, the Power Station played host to artists like David Bowie, the Kinks, Aerosmith and John Lennon.
Since being renamed Avatar Studios in 1996, the facility has recorded top selling albums including Bruce Springsteen‘s Working On A Dream and Grammy nominee Allan Toussaint‘s The Bright Mississippi as well as new artists the Rumble Strips and Vampire Weekend.
This post originally published on WNEW on February 7, 2010.