Sunset Sound Recorders – Where Van Halen recorded their debut album

The parking lot for Sunset Sound Recorders on Cherokee St.

The parking lot for Sunset Sound Recorders on Cherokee St.

 

Sunset Sound Recorders, 6650 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Over 200 Gold records have been recorded at this legendary studio including the Rolling StonesExile On Main St, Van Halen’s first two albums, The Beach BoysPet Sounds, The Doors’ debut album and Strange Days. Janis Joplin was scheduled to record here on the day she was found dead in her hotel room at the Landmark Motor Hotel. Other artists who have recorded here include Paul McCartney, Elton John, Led Zeppelin and hundreds more. The studio is still open and churning out hits today.

Required Listening:

  1. Running With The Devil – Van Halen
  2. Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
  3. Love Me Two Times – The Doors
  4. Tumbling Dice – The Rolling Stones
  5. Happy – The Rolling Stones

 

Sunset Sound Recorders

 

The exterior of Sunset Sound Recorders on Sunset Blvd.

The exterior of Sunset Sound Recorders on Sunset Blvd.

 

Map of Hollywood, CA