1449 South Michigan
|Formerly known as||
Vee Jay Records
1449 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
- Floor space: 8,000 square feet
- This was formerly the location of two recording studios, Vee Jay Records from 1960 to 1966, and Brunswick Records from 1966 to 1976.
- It was in this building that many recording artists made hit albums, including The Four Seasons, Jimmy Reed, Jackie Wilson, Little Richard, John Lee Hooker.
- From this building, Vee Jay Records released the first Beatles album in the United States.
- The first jazz album to ever go gold was recorded in this building.
- 1960: Vee Jay Records moved into this building.
- 1966: Vee Jay Records went out of business.
- 1966: Brunswick Records bought this building.
- 1976: Brunswick Records moved to the North Side.
- 2011: A plan was floated to turn this building into a museum, anchoring a restaurant, hotel, and entertainment district.