The Record Plant

Former Location –
Studio A here was famous for being the first ever studio designed for mixing quadraphonic sound in 1970. On August 1, 1971, they made their first remote recordings for The Concert for Bangladesh, which was held at Madison Square Garden.

In 1987, the New York studio was sold to Sir George Martin and closed soon afterward. John Lennon had been recording “Walking On Thin Ice” there December 8, 1980, the day he was killed.

After the studio was closed in 1987, the building was transformed in to a high-tech office building.

Notable Recordings Made At The New York Record Plant:

Mind Games by John Lennon
Imagine by John Lennon
Walls And Bridges by John Lennon
Rock ‘N’ Roll by John Lennon
Double Fantasy by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Welcome To My Nightmare by Alice Cooper
Billion Dollar Babies by Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper Goes To Hell by Alice Cooper
Muscle Of Love by Alice Cooper
Paul’s Boutique by Beastie Boys
Sanctuary by The J. Geils Band
Love Stinks by The J. Geils Band
So What by Joe Walsh
Something/Anything? by Todd Rundgren
Runt by Todd Rundgren
Heart Like A Wheel by Linda Ronstadt
Raspberries by Raspberries
Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Destroyer by Kiss
Who’s Next by The Who
Cheap Trick by Cheap Trick

Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
Beauty And The Beat by Go-Go’s
New York Dolls by New York Dolls
Brothers And Sisters
by The Allman Brothers Band
Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
Parallel Lines by Blondie
Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
USA by King Crimson
Lodger by David Bowie
Young Americans by David Bowie
Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
James Gang Rides Again by James Gang
Supernatural by Santana
Pussy Cats by Harry Nilsson
Kansas by Kansas
Face The Music by Electric Light Orchestra
Stage Fright by The Band
American Pie by Don McLean

The Record Plant
321 West 44th Street
New York New York 10036