Press Release: Pink Floyd Studios For Sale in Chelsea
Thu 10 Jun 2010
The apartment where Pink Floyd recorded their first single has come onto the market in the heart of Old Chelsea. The property formerly home to Sound Techniques, one of Englands top independently-owned recording studios during the 1960s and 1970s is being jointly marketed by estate agent Marsh & Parsons and Rickett Tinne.
Between 1964 and 1974, famous artists such as Nick Drake, Jethro Tull and Elton John recorded at the studios at 46 Old Church Street in SW3. In 1967, Pink Floyd recorded their first single there, "Arnold Layne", as well as other tracks from their debut album, including "See Emily Play."But, this property is not only steeped in musical history. The building was originally part of the Old Dairy, and scenes from 1796, when the dairy was established, are depicted in the cobbled courtyard which leads to the property.
The two-bedroom apartment has retained many other original features, including high studio-style ceilings and discreet alcoves, and has a large roof terrace with southerly views.
Peter Rollings, Managing Director of Marsh & Parsons, said: "It's not often that a property brimming with so much history comes onto the market. Evidence of its early beginnings as a dairy has been retained, but it's the propertys musical heritage that has really got people talking. Chelsea and the Kings Road was at the epicentre of the exciting revolution in culture and fashion taking place in Britain during the 'Swinging Sixties' and, with its links to famous bands such as Pink Floyd, this property has firmly secured its place in musical history."
The apartment is on the market for 1,675,000.
For further details, please contact Marsh & Parsons' Chelsea office on 020 7591 5570, marshandparsons.co.uk or Rickett Tinne on 020 7349 3070, rickett-tinne.co.uk
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For further information please contact:
The Wriglesworth Consultancy Tom Urpeth / James Staunton 0207 427 1400
Marsh & Parsons has been part of the London property scene since 1856. The sales and lettings agent has 14 offices situated in prime positions across central, west and south London. They have an intimate and extensive knowledge of the area.
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