Trident Studios

place and recording studio

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Trident Studios was a British recording facility, located at 17 St. Anne's Court in London's Soho district between 1968 and 1981. It was constructed in 1967 by Norman Sheffield, a drummer of former 1960s group the Hunters, and his brother Barry. "My Name is Jack" by Manfred Mann was recorded at Trident in March 1968, and helped launch the studio's reputation. Some well-known albums and singles recorded at Trident include the Beatles' White Album (although recording was largely done at Abbey Road Studios) and "Hey Jude", George Harrison's triple album All Things Must Pass, Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" and David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust. Rick Wakeman was the in-house session keyboard player at the time and can be heard on many recordings, including Bowie's songs "Life on Mars?" and "Changes". Other artists recorded at Trident included the Bee Gees, Carly Simon, Chris de Burgh, Genesis, Brand X, James Taylor, Joan Armatrading, Joe Cocker, Kiss, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Marc Almond, Marc and the Mambas, Soft Cell, Queen, the Rolling Stones, Thin Lizzy, Tina Turner, T-Rex, Van der Graaf Generator, Yes and John Entwistle. The Sheffield brothers had a relaxed working attitude, but also emphasised high standards of audio engineering. The studio's state-of-the-art recording equipment helped attract many major artists to record there.

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BBC Music Day 2017 #BBC London 1

David Bowie 1947-2016 His albums Hunky Dory & The Rise of Ziggy Stardust, and the iconic single Space Oddity were recorded here at Trident Studios

Trident Studios, 17 St. Annes Court, London, United Kingdom where it sited