I think the jury is still out
on who actually owned Sidra but apparently it got it's name
from John Powers speculating in oil shares in the Gulf of
Powers real name was John L.J.
Pavlik and he cut some discs for Fortune, Fox, Sun and Tee
Pee as a rock-a-billy artist.
He may well have owned Sound
Incorporated Studios on Van Dyke and on North New Haven.
Labels appear to be Sidra,
Sound, Oceanside, Teen Town, W.I.G., Walker, Maverick, Poo-Pan.
Sidrian Music is shown on many releases.
The DREW label was also shown
as a subsidiary, and may have been the name of an
offspring of the owner.
Murphy recalls that In 1967, entry to the premises was via a
door at the centre of the storefront. This gave access to
the reception area and two offices. In the centre of the
building was the studio, where each instrument was separated
by baffles along the left hand wall.
control room was at the rear of the building.
Notes thanks to David Meikle.