Florence, Alabama Music Enterprises (FAME) Recording Studios (NRIS 16000397)
603 Avalon Ave.,
Alabama. County/parish: Colbert.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
November 29, 2016.
- FAME Studios
- FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Studios is a recording studio located at 603 East Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, an area of northern Alabama known as the Shoals. Though small and distant from the main recording locations of the American music industry, FAME has produced a large number of hit records and was instrumental in what came to be known as the Muscle Shoals sound. It was started in the 1950s by Rick Hall, known as the Founder of Muscle Shoals Music. The studio, owned by Hall until his death in 2018, is still actively operating. It was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on December 15, 1997, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. The 2013 award-winning documentary Muscle Shoals features Rick Hall, the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (also called The Swampers), and the Muscle Shoals sound originally popularized by FAME. (read more...)
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/16000397