By Beau Daniels

So many legendary artists recorded iconic songs in one mobile studio on wheels. I talked about this a while back on the air but wanted to give you a look at that studio in the Ultimate Classic Rock story here. The studio on wheels was built to control cost, and give convenience to artist who had lengthily tour schedules.

Owned by the Rolling Stones, the studio was also used by Led Zeppelin, Santana, Bad Company, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, and Deep Purple just to name a few. Also amazing is that Zeppelin’s III and IV where recorded in the mobile studio along with the Stones Sticky Fingers. Here’s what archivist for Deep Purple, Dr. Drew Thomas had to say about the studio, “When the band decided to record their now legendary album ‘Machine Head,’ they wanted the best venue, the best team and the most modern recording equipment. The Rolling Stones Mobile was the band’s ‘weapon of choice.’ When we think about Montreux, ‘Machine Head’ and the band’s legacy, we can’t separate them from the Mobile – it was a critical component in the band’s recording process, and very integral to the legend of Deep Purple.”

And I thought these vehicles where best used as food trucks.

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