Cookhouse Studio

2541 Nicollet Avenue South

Where Prince does his first professional recording

Local musician Pepe Willie hired Prince to play guitar and synthesizer in 94 East for a recording session at Cookhouse Studio. This was the young musician’s first-ever professional recording. Previous iterations of the studio saw the recording of radio hits “Surfin’ Bird” by The Trashmen and “Liar, Liar” by The Castaways.



2541 Nicollet Avenue South