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Minnesota in the 70s: Emergence of our music scene

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A new book details the emergence of Minnesota's music culture from the lens of one particular decade: The 1970s.

"Minnesota in the 70s" details hundreds of bits of Minnesota history, and one section takes a look at the notable names in music that recorded their stuff and got a jump start right here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Ever heard of Prince? He recorded a demo tape at Sound80 Studio, founded in 1969 in Minneapolis by Tom Jung and Herb Pilhofer. It was sold in 1990 but the studio is best-known for recording portions of Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" in 1974.

The likes of the Suicide Commandos and Lips, Inc. also recorded at Sound80.

Today, Sound80 is located in the Campbell Mithun Tower in downtown Minneapolis and still does high-quality audio recording, specializing in commercial recording and small ensembles.

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