Kellgren, Gary

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Kellgren, Gary Gender: M
Gary Wayne Kellgren
born on 7 April 1939 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place Shenandoah, Iowa, 40n46, 95w22
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°17' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 05°47 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 13°53'

Portrait of Gary Kellgren 
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Gary Kellgren (1969)
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American audio engineer and co-founder of The Record Plant recording studios (in New York, Los Angeles, and Sausalito), along with businessman Chris Stone. Kellgren also worked at Apostolic Studios, Scepter Studios, and Mayfair Studios with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Wes Farrell.

Kellgren was an early user of "phasing," a studio technique which simulates the sound of a jet engine. He is also credited with pioneering other "psychedelic" sound effects, such as "flanging," a sound which is sometimes confused with Automatic double tracking (ADT).

On 20 July 1977, Kellgren and his girlfriend/secretary Kristianne Gaines were found dead in the swimming pool at his residence in Hollywood. The incident was called "a double accidental drowning" by the police. Two days later, an investigator told reporters that there was no indication of "foul play".

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Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Drowned)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Electrical (Audio, sound)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("The Record Plant")