Former location –
The buildings here were originally built by Charlie Chaplin as the Chaplin Studios. Back in the 1920’s the studio was completely surrounded by orange groves, now it’s just another street in Hollywood. The buildings went through several owners before becoming A & M’s home in 1966. The label was founded by Herb Albert and Jerry Moss in 1962 and is named after the two founders initials.
The label’s history included some of the greatest acts of the last 40+ years such as James Brown, Carole King, The Carpenters, Joe Cocker, Cream, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Moody Blues, Nazareth, Cat Stevens, Sting, Styx, Supertramp, The Bee Gees, Rick Wakeman, Joe Jackson, The Police, Joan Baez, Procol Harum, Captain & Tennille, Peter Frampton, Squeeze, Oingo Boingo, Soundgarden and even Andrew Lloyd Webber! Many of the early videos for these artist’s were also filmed at this location.
In January of 1999 A & M Record’s parent company, now known as Universal Music Group, shut down this historic Rock ‘N Roll location. The location is now the home of Jim Henson Productions, which operates Henson Recording Studios here.
Notable Recordings made at A&M Records:
Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
Breakfast In America by Supertramp
Supertramp by Supertramp
Izitso by Cat Stevens
Ghost In The Machine by The Police
Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
Synchronicity by The Police
Satisfied by Rita Coolidge
I’m The Man by Joe Jackson
Mad Dogs & Englishmen by Joe Cocker
The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table by Rick Wakeman
The Six Wives Of Henry VIII by Rick Wakeman
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth by Rick Wakeman
Pieces Of Eight by Styx
True Colours by Split Enz
Diamonds & Rust by Joan Baez
Frampton Comes Alive! by Peter Frampton
1416 North La Brea
Los Angeles, California 90028