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Los Angeles CA — The Record Plant joined a host of sponsors to pledge their support for the 2015 Recording Industry Golf Tournament™ (RIGT), held Monday, June 29, 2015, at MountainGate Country Club in L.A.

The event was organized by seasoned event producer Karen Dunn of KMD Productions and will support the music program at A Place Called Home, a dynamic community center and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth 8-21 years old are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well-being. Recording veterans Ed Cherney and Al Schmitt will return as Honorary Co-Chairs for the afternoon’s festivities.

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Original Article: MIX ONLINE Author: Robyn Flans

The Record Plant in Los Angeles was the place to be on Sunday nights in 1973, when owner Gary Kellgren convinced drummer Jim Keltner to host a weekly jam session called the Jim Keltner Fan Club Hour—despite Keltner’s distaste for “jamming,” and for the moniker.

“I said, ‘The only thing I know and love is going in and learning a song and playing a song,’” Keltner recalls. “And Gary said, ‘Well, let’s just do that and call it whatever we want to call it.’”

So many huge artists played and recordings were made, though they never saw the light of day, except for one monumental evening Keltner recalls that was bootlegged for many years and finally released by Mick Jagger on the Very Best of Mick Jagger in 2007.

“One night John [Lennon] and May [Pang] were out for dinner with Richard Perry on a Sunday night,” Keltner recalls. “I didn’t think about inviting John because I didn’t think he would want to come down and do that, but Richard told him there were these jam sessions and John said, ‘What? He’s my buddy, let’s go down there.’”

That night Lennon showed up and produced “Too Many Cooks,” which Danny Kortchmar had brought in to the session. Jagger was on vocals, Harry Nilsson on backing vocals, and among the musicians were Kortchmar, Keltner, Jesse Ed Davis, Al Kooper and Jack Bruce. According to Keltner, Ringo was just hanging out that night.

Modest as Keltner is, artists came because of his reputation, even that early on, as the Los Angeles music scene was bursting at the seams in such recording studios as the Record Plant, Village Recorders, A&M, Conway, Dawnbreaker, Westlake, United Western, Sound City, Evergreen, Ocean Way, Capitol, Sound Factory, Sunset Sound, Paramount, Larrabee and many, many others. He was one of those musicians who remained at the core as a new wave of faces began to appear on the session scene.

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Record_Plant_Jeff_Barnes_webThe Record Plant Recording Studios in Los Angeles recently announced that Jeff Barnes (pictured) has been named to the position of Studio Manager. The announcement was made by Rose Mann-Cherney, Record Plant Recording Studios President, and further emphasizes the company’s ongoing growth and expansion of its staff.

In his new position, Jeff Barnes will work closely with Rose Mann-Cherney and Vice President/General Manager Jason Carson, and manage the day-to-day studio operations including studio bookings, scheduling of engineers, and overseeing technical operations/equipment and project budgets, while interfacing with producers, recording artists and artist managers.

“Over the years, Jeff has become part of our Record Plant extended family. His work ethic is second to none, and I am extremely proud to have him on our team,” states Rose Mann-Cherney. “Having started with us six years ago, Jeff has grown to become a tremendous asset to our organization, and I look forward to working with him in his new position of Studio Manager.”

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