Full circle… Iconic 3614 Jackson Highway Recording Studio holds Ribbon Cutting – PHOTOS – JOHNSON/HOOD VIDEO INTERVIEW

by Steve Wiggins
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SHEFFIELD – The arc of this story is broad. Quite frankly, for the last 20 year or so most people who were associated with Muscle Shoals Sound Studio’s original home across from Oakwood Cemetery never thought this day would ever come. But the day came. The official Shoals Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony at this world famous, iconic home of Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Rock and Roll and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s music tribute to the rhythm section known as “The Swampers” came to pass.

This is what the Chamber had to say about the Ribbon Cutting, “In 1969 a tiny concrete building at 3614 Jackson Highway in Sheffield was transformed into a recording studio that would produce hit records that would rock the world. Swampers, Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett, Jimmy Johnson and David Hood, attracted recording artists from around the world in search of the signature sound that forever changed American music. The Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon and scores more cranked out hits at the iconic studio. Through the generosity of Beats Electronics this legendary studio has been authentically restored. Open for tours, merchandise sales and for recording hit records, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio is alive and well!”

The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to record the Chamber Ribbon Cutting with EVENT PHOTOS. We present them here. Enjoy!

Very shortly after the papers were signed placing 3614 Jackson Highway into the newly-created Muscle Shoals Music Foundation in June, 2013, Swampers Jimmy Johnson and David Hood visited the building for the first time in years. They gave an interview to The Quad-Cities Daily.



Tours are given every day of the week, including Sundays. Here’s a link to the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation’s website where you can find out more: Muscle Shoals Music Foundation .


If you would like to see the story published by The quad-Cities Daily about the first day of cleanup and to see what the studio looked like on “Day 1”, CLICK … 3614 Jackson Highway – Volunteers clean up the world famous recording studio.

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