The Race to Save the Record Plant

Nov 11, 2013

The entrance to the Record Plant in Sausalito. The elaborately carved and inlaid doors are a preview of the whimsical touches to be found inside.

  From 1972 into the new century, The Record Plant in Sausalito saw dozens of memorable songs and albums created in its studios. Today, a last-minute fund-raising effort is underway to preserve the space for further music-making.

A small bathroom, near the studio's reception desk, is decorated with elaborate graffiti-style “signatures” from many of the artists to have recorded there. This detail shows those for Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and the Wu Tang Clan.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB