Day 998

Madonna’s musical birthplace?

September 23rd, 2014

This was once a yeshiva affiliated with Congregation Tifereth Israel. The yeshiva closed in the 1970s and the building was converted into a residence and music studio that was occupied by the musicians Dan and Ed Gilroy beginning in the mid-1970s. Madonna lived here with the Gilroy brothers for about a year in 1979-80, and it was in this building that she played her first guitar chord, learned the drums, and worked on her budding songwriting. During her time here, she and the Gilroys also started a band — her first — called the Breakfast Club.

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