LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of people got a very rare tour inside the studios at the Capitol Records Tower on Saturday and Sunday.
You can’t miss the iconic Capitol Records Tower as you approach the Vine Street exit on the Hollywood Freeway.
Inside the iconic towers is the crown jewel: Capitol Studios, where Sinatra recorded for years.
This weekend, a lucky group of people had the chance to tour the famous facilities.
“They’ve only opened this place up for public tours twice in 60 years,” tour-goer Robert Hemedes said.
It was $50 for a short tour, and $100 for the 2-hour VIP tour.
Proceeds went to non-profit organizations.
Among the studios’ regulars were Paul McCartney, Beach Boys and Nat King Cole.
Creative genius Brian Wilson loves the unique studio’s Echo Chambers, which provide reverberations. Tour-goers got to hear a demo of the chambers as part of the tour.
The facility is a treasure trove of musical history and one of the most unique places in the city.
There has been no announcement on when the studios will offer tours next.