This is where Fred Gaisberg set up shop in August 1898.
Music has never been the same since.
The only other studio at the time was Edison’s in New Jersey.
The wording on the plaque hardly conveys its historic importance. The ground floor is now home to a pizza parlour called Fire & Stone.
Caryn Tomlinson, Chair, EMI Archive Trust adds: ‘The pioneering work of Fred Gaisberg and The Gramophone Company expanded the emerging music industry rapidly across the globe. He was part creative, part scientist, part explorer, skills he traversed with ease. His personality and expertise still shine through in his beautifully preserved diaries, held by the Trust. Seeing London’s first recording studio acknowledged with this plaque and by Roger [Taylor]’s presence, reminds us of how today’s inventive musicians, producers and engineers continue to capture our imaginations.’