Caribou Ranch, a major recording studio throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, was built by producer James William Guercio near Nederland, Colorado. Over the years, the Ranch hosted a slew of important artists, including Elton, the Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Chicago, Stephen Stills and Michael Jackson, producing records that sold in excess of 100 million copies combined.
Elton's 1974 album Caribou was named after the studio. Caribou Ranch was in operation until the control room suffered extensive fire damage in March 1985.
As EJW readers are aware, there are plans to induct the establishment into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. A date has now been set, according to Jean Fogelberg, widow of another honoree, Dan Fogelberg.
She says that the tribute concert will be at Fiddler's Green in Greenwood Village, on Dan's birthday - Sunday, August 13th. During the event, Fogelberg, Caribou Ranch, and Joe Walsh along with Barnstorm, will all be inducted into the CMHOF.
The show will be filmed by PBS Soundstage. The concert DVD and the Tribute CD will be released together in November. Tickets are not yet available.