Strawberry Studios, home of Imagine FM has been recognised with another blue plaque by the Stockport Heritage Trust.
The legendary studios were active in the late 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s – producing many hit records including 10CC’s ‘I’m not in love,’ Joy Division’s ‘Love will tear us apart’ and St Winifred’s school choir’s ‘There’s no one quite like Grandma’ – which beat John Lennon to Christmas number one in 1980 and won an Ivor Novello for highest selling record of the year.
The new plaque, which is on the wall of what once was the studios, is embossed with the words: “Home to the band 10 cc and used by many to create memorable music, including Joy Division, Paul McCartney, Martin Hannett, Neil Sedaka, The Stone Roses, The Smiths and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.”
Strawberry was first open in 1967 and closed it’s doors in 1993. A special documentary on the music and stories the recording studio produced was put together by Sam Roscoe earlier this year – you can listen to the Strawberry Studio’s Stockport documentary below.