Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Closes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

It's a studio where Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and other big name stars recorded their music.

The Muscle Shoals Sound Studio has been shut down. Cypress Moon Productions, a film company, has bought the building that also was the recording home of Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Paul Simon.

The Muscle Shoals-based studio opened in 1969, and held its last recording session this past December. The studio is closing because it isn't getting as much business as it used to.

A spokesman said the studio will be renovated to accommodate film and video projects. Cypress already has started production in Selma for its first feature film, "When I Find the Ocean."

The movie stars actor Louis Gossett and country singer Naomi Judd.

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