Appendix I

The Record Plant—A Legacy of Hits

by David Goggin

Way back on March 13,1968, a new recording studio concept was launched in New York City, and the Record Plant was booked solid for 3 months in advance, much to the delight and surprise of its young owners. It was only a few months prior that Chris Stone, national sales manager for Revlon, had wandered into a drab, one-room studio overlooking Times Square to visit a new friend of his, engineer Gary Kellgren. Curious about this secret world of music, Stone had to step around artists like Hendrix, or move out of the way while the wunderkind Frank Zappa worked with Kellgren at the board.

Stone discovered that Kellgren was doing everything from engineering the recording sessions to sweeping ...

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