Saturday, June 15, 2013

Honky Chateau For Sale

An 18th-century French chateau where rock legends including David Bowie, Elton John and Iggy Pop recorded albums has been put up for sale for 1.295 million euros ($A1.8 million).


Dubbed the 'Honky Chateau' by John, who named a 1972 album after the estate, the Chateau d'Herouville about 30 kilometres outside Paris hosted a recording studio owned by French composer Michel Magne until 1984.

A series of classic albums were recorded at the studio in the 1970s including Bowie's Low, Iggy Pop's The Idiot, Pink Floyd's Obscured by Clouds and Bee Gees tracks Stayin' Alive and How Deep is Your Love.

A real estate agency listing for the chateau says it includes 30 rooms, a 17,000-hectare park, a pool and a tennis court.

The studio continued operating after Magne's death in 1984 but shut down in 1985 and several projects to revive it fell through over the years.

- Sky News

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