Houston recording studio burglarized over weekend

June 21, 2010 12:45:18 PM PDT
A historic local recording studio was burglarized over the weekend. Staff of the SugarHill Studios reportedly arrived Monday morning to find the studio complex had been burglarized. According to Dan Workman, the company president, they we lost instruments and recording gear. All client tapes and files are said to be secure.

According to their website, SugarHill Recording Studios is the oldest continuously operating facility in the Southwest United States. Blues legend Lightnin' Hopkins first recorded there in 1948. The 1950's rock 'n roll classic "Chantilly Lace" by the Big Bopper and Freddy Fender's platinum-selling album Before The Next Teardrop Falls were both recorded there. The studio claims the Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, Selena, Janis Joplin, Ted Nugent, Clay Walker and Beyonce among many other clients.

The burglary has not interrupted any recording sessions. Workman says the company is busy securing the property and taking steps to insure they won't be victimized again. If you have any information regarding the theft, or come across any of the items taken, you're asked to call the studio at 713-926-4431.


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