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Capitol Studios Celebrates 60th Birthday With Tours, Demos & Vinyl Fair

Capitol Records Tower (Photo by Hank Chinaski LA via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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The Capitol Studios turned 60 this year, and they're celebrating at the iconic tower next month with several cool events. The weekend of May 21-22, you can stop by for a rare opportunity to peek into L.A. music history. There will be tours, demos, tales from notable recording sessions, and a vinyl fair where you can add some records to your collection.

For $10, you can access just the WAX Record Fair, which will also include artist appearances, panels, food vendors and a beer garden.

A $50 ticket will score you a guided tour of Studios A, B, and C; access to the Capitol photo booth; and entry to the record fair. For $100, you'll also get to experience interactive hi-definition, multi-track, surround sound and vinyl-cutting demos.

The studio's 60th birthday was actually on February 22. It opened in 1956 and its first artist was Frank Sinatra, who recorded Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color there.

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Proceeds from the event will benefit music programs at Cal Arts and Grammy in the Schools, among others. Get your tickets here.