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SugarHill Studios: The Abbey Road of the South

SugarHill Studios: The Abbey Road of the South

VU Meters. (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)We learn about Houston’s SugarHill Studios, the world’s oldest continuously operating recording studio.

SugarHill, which some have called the “Abbey Road of the South,” recently celebrated its 70th year. We hear from its president, Dan Workman, who talks about some of the famous artists who’ve recorded there, such as The Who, The Rolling Stones, Destiny’s Child, The Big Bopper and Mickey Gilley.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →