“There’s this sort of voodoo that you experience at SugarHill, knowing that all your heroes have passed through its doors and recorded on the same equipment,”
The legacy of SugarHill Recording Studios is now documented for posterity with the release of the book, House of Hits: The Story of Houston’s Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios.
Roy Head and The Traits came to Gold Star and recorded “Treat Her Right” which reached #1 on the R’n’B charts and number #2 on the pop charts (loosing the number one spot to the The Beatles’ “Help” followed by “Yesterday”).
1963– Bill Quinn retires. He is well into his 60’s at that point. Quinn leases the building to JL Patterson (a custom record company owner) who takes over, becoming studio manager and also one of the engineers. Other engineers working at Gold Star Studios at that point were Dan Puscar and Walt Andrus.
1958- D Records began operation in 1958 and like Starday, they did a substantial amount of recording at Gold Star Studios. Most of their releases featured artists who lived in and around Houston and were recorded at the studio between 1958 and 1965. Most notably the legendary disc jockey from Beaumont, Texas, J.P. Richardson […]