The studio was opened in 1969 by Albert Grossman, manager of Bob Dylan, The Band, Janis Joplin and Todd Rundgren. Grossman served as the director until his death in 1986, after which time directorship was assumed by his wife, Sally Grossman.
The studio did a great deal of demo work, and very little commercial advertising work, catering to its star-powered pedigree. The two-hour drive from New York City, a "retreat" for some artists, combined with residences owned by Albert Grossman, amplified this value.
- "Bearsville Studios, Speare Road, Bearsville, New York". jerrygarciasbrokendownpalaces.blogspot.com. Blogger. Retrieved 30 July 2014.