Cherokee Recording Studios

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Former Location –
In 1972, the Robb brothers founded Cherokee Studios on their ranch in Chatsworth, California. Shortly thereafter, the studio produced its first gold album, “Pretzel Logic,” by Steely Dan. In 1975, the brothers purchased M.G.M. Recording Studios and renamed it Cherokee Studios.

Cherokee can boast well over 200 gold and platinum albums, countless major motion picture scores and soundtracks, and an impressive client list that reads like a who’s who of American music.

Here is a partial list of the great albums that have been recorded here:

Alice Cooper – Zipper Catches Skin
Jeff Beck – Wired
David Bowie – Changesonebowie
David Bowie – Station to Station
The Cars – Candy-O
The Cars – Panorama
Electric Light Orchestra – A New World Record
Foreigner – Head Games
Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American
Lemonheads – It’s a Shame About Ray
Motley Crue – Theatre of Pain
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hard Promises
Pixies – Trompe Le Monde
Ringo Starr – Stop and Smell the Roses
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
Rod Stewart – Foot Loose and Fancy Free
Rod Stewart – A Night On the Town
Rod Stewart – Blondes Have More Fun
Cat Stevens – Izitso
Tantric – Tantric
Frank Zappa – Sheik Yerbouti
Soundtrack to Dirty Dancing
Soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever
Soundtrack to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Cherokee closed its doors on Aug 31, 2007. The last album recorded at Cherokee was “Out of the Wilderness” by Blackwater Surprise.

Cherokee Recording Studios
751 North Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles CA 90046