David Gray's plan to convert Dylan's studio falls flat
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Singer David Gray has fallen out with his neighbours over his plans to convert famed north London recording studios into flats.
The Church Studios were once owned by the Eurythmics and artists including Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Kaiser Chiefs and Elvis Costello have recorded there. But "Babylon" singer Gray, 44, now wants to turn them into five flats with shops and office space, which has upset the community in Crouch End.
Steve Watson, of Crouch Hill, said in a letter to Haringey council: "The studios have been a part of Crouch End's artistic and creative heritage for decades."
A decision will be made by Haringey council.
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