The Land Report

Spring 2015

The Magazine of the American Landowner is an essential guide for investors, landowners, and those interested in buying or selling land. The award-winning quarterly is known for its annual survey of America's largest landowners, The Land Report 100.

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82 The LandReport | S P R I N G 2 0 1 5 LANDREPORT.COM responsible for producing 18 Grammys, 20 Number One hits, 45 Top Ten albums, and more than 100 million album sales. The roster of acts who recorded or had albums mixed at Caribou reads like roll call at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: America, The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Chicago, Elton John, Carole King, Kris Kristofferson, Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom Petty, Stephen Stills, U2, Frank Zappa, and scores of others. Elton John named his eighth album, Caribou, in honor of the studio. He returned to record his next album and in the process laid down the vocals for "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Some- one Saved My Life Tonight," and "Philadelphia Freedom." Dick Clark filmed a few network specials from the ranch. In 1985, however, the studio was knocked out of commission by a fire. Not a single track was subsequently recorded. Guercio turned his attention to other ventures such as ranching, oil exploration, and commercial real estate development. Originally, Caribou Ranch Left: Jim Guercio started with Dick Clark in 1962, toured with Chuck Berry, Bobby Darin, Brian Hyland, Gene Pitney, and Del Shannon. He was an original guitarist with Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention and composed and produced hits for Chad & Jeremy and the Buckinghams. The year before acquiring Caribou Ranch, he won a Grammy for Album of the Year as the producer of Blood, Sweat & Tears .

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