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Sound 80 Studio Tour: Dylan, Digital, Punk, and a Young Prince

Discover the history of Sound 80, Minnesota's premier recording studio from the 1970s and early 1980s! Local music historian Kristen Zschomler leads the tour through the original studio spaces and shares the stories and sounds of some of the most important recordings to come out of Minnesota. Learn how Bob Dylan fixed his masterpiece Blood on the Tracks here with local musicians, including the Sound 80 house rhythm section; hear the story behind the world's first ever digital recording; see where The Suicide Commandoes captured the sound of the emerging Minneapolis punk/new wave scene; and explore where a young local artist, Prince Rogers Nelson, got "hip to Polymoogs", furthered his studio engineering mastery, and laid down the demo tracks that landed him his first recording contract when he was only 19 years old. Tickets are $25 - register here.

This tour is not sponsored by Preserve Minneapolis, but is presented by the guide of our June 30 tour Prince's Side of the Street: North Minneapolis Landmarks Walking Tour on Sunday, June 30. Sign up for that tour here.