Stockholm government officials stepped in to save Bagpipe studios, the workshop where ABBA recorded much of their early work, demolition.
Established in 1969, the fate of the studio has remained in constant limbo. In 2019, property developers bought the building and came up with plans to replace it with a seven-story apartment building.
The city of Stockholm eventually got involved to stop the process due to the building’s “historical and cultural values and its technical significance as one of the world’s best-loved analog recording studios“. While the city’s decision was made on December 20, it has just announced it publicly.
Baggpipe wasn’t just ABBA’s home. The Beatles have also recorded there, alongside contemporary artists such as Lady Gaga, Swedish house mafia, and Wyclef Jean. The studio calls itself a “sister studio to Abbey Road” and was built as an acoustic copy of the London-based studio. Five Billboard The #1 songs were produced there.
Chairman of the Baggpipe Studios Board of Directors Mikael Gordon Solfors said of the news: “We cannot show our gratitude and happiness enough that Stockholm Municipality decision makers understand the value of the facilities we use and the thousands of job opportunities we provide around the world. whole”.