London’s iconic Red Bus Studios – home to some of the UK's most famous recordings – has today been honoured with a commemorative Blue Plaque from The Heritage Foundation.

The studios have become the first building – as opposed to an individual - to receive the honour and were nominated for the award by Bee Gees’ singer, the late Robin Gibb, former president of the Foundation.

Famous names including So Macho singer Sinitta and I’m A Celebrity’s Vicki Michelle attended the unveiling ceremony today at Red Bus Studios in North London.

President of The Heritage Foundation, ‘Allo ‘Allo! and I’m A Celebrity star - Vicki Michelle MBE – who unveiled the Plaque said: “I am thrilled to be involved in what is to become a part of Heritage Foundation history as we pay tribute to our first venue, Red Bus Studios, with a Blue Plaque. With such iconic status in the music and recording industry, I can’t think of anywhere more befitting. It will be a particularly poignant occasion for us at The Foundation given that our late President, Robin Gibb CBE, had expressed his wish for a Plaque on the building and now, not least with his son RJ’s link to the studio’s.

“Artistes such as Bananarama, Duran Duran, Gloria Gaynor, Billy Ocean, Sinitta, Spandau Ballet, Tina Turner, the list goes on, can all be associated with Red Bus resulting in some inspired musical creations, now themselves a part of our music heritage. And we mustn’t forget the studios that have also worked on some of our best loved television dramas including Downtown Abbey, Whitechapel, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Three Musketeers. So I am delighted for all those connected with Red Bus that we at the Heritage Foundation are able to bring this event to fruition.”

Over the last 35 years, the boutique studio tucked away in Marylebone has continuously punched above its weight in producing, mixing and mastering hundreds of the world’s most-loved hits, from Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive, Bananarama’s Cruel Summer, and Culture Club’s Do You Really Want To Hurt Me to Duran Duran’s Girls on Film, Imagination Just an Illusion and Spandau Ballet’s True and Gold.

It has welcomed a number of celebrated acts through its North London doors including Alison Moyet, Bananarama, Boney M, Goldfrapp, Jocelyn Brown, George Michael, Lulu, Manic Street Preachers, N-Dubz, Soul ll Soul, Status Quo, Suede, Talk Talk, The Beach Boys, R J Gibb, Tina Turner, Tom Jones, and many more. DJ Sasha recorded his Invol3er album at the studio, which went on to top the charts.

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