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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Lady Gaga's studio for sale

But after 20 years in the business with the 'Avatar Studios' *Owners (husband and wife) 'Kirk and Chieko Imamura -- have put the business up for sale and are looking for someone to preserve its legacy. "It's really a one-of-a-kind building that houses a one-of-a-kind studio," says Kirk. "If this building goes away for whatever reason, it's irreplaceable. It would be a real shame."

The price tag for owning this slice of history? About $27 million.

Selling a legacy It's an irreplaceable legacy indeed. David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Cyndi Lauper, Duran Duran and Meatloaf all produced songs here, while Madonna's "Like a Virgin" was recorded at Avatar more than 30 years ago.
But the studio's clients weren't all headed for the hall of fame.

"During the day we would record jingles or music for advertising," says Kirk of the studio's 24-hour operations.

"Bruce Springsteen and other rock bands would come in around midnight and work through until the morning"__-- --
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