1. Sheffield: Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Guided Tour
Explore the famous Muscle Shoals Studio Sound on this guided tour in Sheffield. Uncover the secrets of this space where legendary artists have recorded. Learn about past and present hits. Go behind the sound controls and pick up an instrument and play. Meet your guide at the studio and begin your adventure into music-making history. Begin in the basement where several hidden wonders await you, including the wall of albums. Make your way upstairs to stand in the main studio. Travel back in time as you listen to behind-the-scenes stories about the hundreds of hits that were recorded from 1969-1978. Discover how since the studio's restoration and reopening in 2017, it has revived its status as a hit-making machine. Learn about the recent hit record, "Cold" by Chris Stapleton. Chill out as you listen to records by artists like The Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Cher, Rod Stewart, The Staple Singers, Millie Jackson, Boz Scaggs, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon, Leon Russell, and Willie Nelson . Play the piano if you are so inclined or pick up a bass that was played by David Hood. Sit behind the control board and enjoy the view. Finish your tour in the gift shop where you can find classic merchandise that was worn by Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson, and many other music icons.