Items from storied Caribou Ranch recording studio sold
Jan. 25, 2015
DENVER (AP) — Auctioneers have sold nearly 500 items from a recording studio that put the Rocky Mountains on the rock and roll map.
The sale was held Saturday at Caribou Ranch, where stars like Michael Jackson and Elton John recorded in a converted barn and relaxed in cabins named for Native American chiefs.
Highlights included an antique mahogany Steinway & Sons grand piano used by Elton John and a Gibson bass guitar said to have been played by Chicago band musician Terry Kath. No estimate was available on the money raised.
The Denver Post reports producer James Guercio turned the ranch into a major recording studio from the 1970s until a fire damaged the control room in 1985.
The 1,600-acre (640-hectare) ranch was sold last year, setting the stage for the auction.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com