Gold Star – The studio of leading pop and rock artists in Los Angeles

Founded by David S. Gold and Stan Ross and opened in October 1950. Gold Star Studios was a major independent recording studio located in Los Angeles. For more than thirty years, from 1950 to 1984, Gold Star was one of the most influential and successful commercial recording studios in the world.

The studio was renowned for its unique custom-designed recording equipment, which was designed and built by Gold, and for its echo chambers, which were renowned, and utilized heavily by producers, most notably, Phil Spector.

The studio was the venue for hundreds pop and rock artists including Ritchie Valens, Eddie Cochran, Hugh Masekela, The Chipmunks, The Cascades, “Route 66” composer Bobby Troup, Phil Spector, Ray Vasquez, Darlene Love, Donna Loren, Brian Wilson, Sonny & Cher, The Rose Garden, Buffalo Springfield, Charles Manson, Duane Eddy, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, The Ronettes, Dick Dale, The Righteous Brothers, Iron Butterfly, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Jan and Dean, Dick and Dee Dee, Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, Meat Loaf, The Champs, The Sunrays, The Baja Marimba Band, Bobby Darin, The Cake, The Who, The Monkees, Tommy Boyce, The Band, The Go-Go’s, The Ramones, The Association, Art Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Tina Turner and Maurice Gibb.

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