5 fascinating music-related places in this world and beyond


AIR Studio ruins - Friths Road, Montserrat, Caribbean

George Martin, Beatles producer, had a studio on the Caribbean island of Montserrat. The building now crumbles, in the shade of an active volcano. There is an abandoned outdoor swimming pool, a studio overgrown with vegetation, but with leftover pieces of recording equipment used to make so many famous albums of the past. Greats such as Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Michael Jackson recorded here, while enjoying a stay in what was a piece of Caribbean paradise.

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