The studio was originally was purchased by Otis Redding and since hosted acts including The Allman Brothers Band and The Marshall Tucker Band.
The legendary Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon, Georgia, is opening for business once again.
On Dec. 3 -- the 50th anniversary of its original launch -- the recording studio that hosted such iconic acts as The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Charlie Daniels Band, Wet Willie and Elvin Bishop will celebrate a grand re-opening as Mercer Music at Capricorn, it was announced Monday (Dec. 2).
The building that eventually became Capricorn Sound Studios was purchased in 1967 as a studio space for Otis Redding and other soul artists signed to Redding’s music publishing firm RedWal Music, which he co-founded alongside brothers Phil and Alan Walden and became known as one of the first integrated music publishing companies in the South. Though Redding died in a plane crash later that year, the studio officially opened in 1969 along with Capricorn Records (the label the Waldens co-founded with Frank Fenter) and subsequently became known as the birthplace of southern rock.