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Elton recorded with Ray Charles
Wednesday, June 2 2004

Ray Charles studio has been declared an official landmark of the City of Greater Los Angeles just recently.

Charles built the studio 40 years ago. "I love this place," Charles said. "It's the only home I've truly had for most of my professional career and I would never leave it and I thank Councilman Martin Ludlow and his team and City Council president, Alex Padilla, for their special efforts to make the studios a special part of Los Angeles history."

The studio was designed and built by Joe Adams, Charles business manager and long time friend.

The first album recorded there was his 'Country and Western Meets Rhythm and Blues' in 1965. More recently, he recorded his upcoming 'Duets' album featuring Norah Jones, Willie Nelson and Elton John.

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