Historic T&A recording studio to be torn down

There are plans for Gyllene Tider and Roxette's recording studio, where Per Gessle developed some of Roxette's world hits, to be demolished to make way for a new road.

The Halmstad Kommun plans to construct the new "Coast" expressway right were the studio is located. Plans are for the contents of the studio to be moved to central Halmstad where Mats Persson, guitarist in Gyllene Tider who wrote some of Roxette's most known songs together with Per, has already bought a building to be used for a new studio.

Studio Styr, renamed T&A Studio at the suggestion of Anders Herrlin — who got the idea from the Rolling Stones song "Little T & A" — has been used as a recording studio for the past 16 years. Four US #1's, "The Look", "Listen To Your Heart", "It Must Have Been Love," and "Joyride" have taken form there.

The door, full of messages from fans, will be placed in Leif's Lounge at the Hotel Tylösand.

In addition to a recording studio, the rear of the building has been used by the Boy Scouts.

Many fans are upset by these plans, and a "petition" drive is underway in an attempt to save the building.

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
Technical errors may occur.

  ★ The author:
Lars-Erik Olson

  ★ Publishing date:

September 2nd, 2000

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