Famed mu­sic stu­dio goes up in flames

Ottawa Sun - - CLASSIFIED -

MONTREAL — The founder of the once-iconic record­ing stu­dio that served to open Canada to the rest of the mu­sic world said he made his peace a long time ago with the old build­ing that once housed it.

An­dre Perry said he’s not sur­prised the build­ing that once was home to Le Stu­dio burned to the ground Fri­day in a fire po­lice say might have been de­lib­er­ately set.

“I did my mourn­ing a long time ago be­cause it’s been a re­ally, re­ally bad state for years and years now,” Perry said from his home in Sain­tSau­veur, Que. “It was de­te­ri­o­rated in a way that it was ev­i­dent that some­thing like that was go­ing to hap­pen.”

Pro­vin­cial po­lice Sgt. Daniel Thibaudeau said in­ves­ti­ga­tors would visit the site af­ter be­ing told by lo­cal fire crews that the ori­gins of the blaze ap­pear to be sus­pi­cious.

Founded in 1974 by the Que­bec record pro­ducer and two friends near Morin Heights, about 90 km north­west of Montreal, the stu­dio en­ter­tained lo­cal, Cana­dian and in­ter­na­tional artists.

Those who came to the lake­front home in the Lau­ren­tians in­cluded the Bee Gees, Sting, Roberta Flack, Cat Stevens, David Bowie, the Po­lice, Keith Richards and the Ra­mones.

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