The Record Plant

Vinny Appice began playing drums at a young age, just like his older brother Carmine. Vinny played drums ever since the age of eight and by age sixteen he was working with John Lennon! His influential career developed in the 1970s with a series of albums, and by 1980 joined the rock band Black...
Jack Douglas was among the early and most successful recording engineers at the Record Plant. He worked with founders Chris Stone and Gary Kellgren to create a modern and innovative studio that focused on making the artists feel relaxed in order to record the best performances possible. Over his...
Rose Mann-Cherney had a passion for music since she was a little girl listening to records while her parents would dance around the house.  While in her native Chicago, Rose was hired by a booking agent to help arrange concerts with the likes of Curtis Mayfield before she decided to move to...
Steve Marcantonio began working as an assistant engineer in the New York Record Plant in 1978. He worked on the Blues Brothers project as well as with John Lennon and Yoko. Sadly, Steve was in the studio with John just an hour before he was shot and killed on his way home from the studio. Steve...
Robert Margouleff has pioneered many technologies in making records, including the use of surround sound, tapeless recordings, and employing electronic musical instruments.  He worked on several Grammy winning albums with Stevie Wonder, including those recorded with the synthesizer TONTO. TONTO,...
Chris Stone was one of the original founders of the famous Record Plant recording studios. With his background in finance, Chris was able to secure the funding that launched one of the most iconic studios in recording history. Starting the first Record Plant in New York, Chris and partner Gary...
Gloria Stone was the book-keeper and the office manager for the Record Plant.  Her husband, Chris, and Gary Kellgren opened the recording studio in 1968 in New York City.  The company expanded to a second location and then a third in California (Los Angeles and Sausalito, near San Francisco).  All...