IGL Recording Studios

1999 - Recording Company

Members: Cliff Plagman, Roger Blunt, Dennis Kintzi, David Peterson, and John Senn


With humble beginnings in 1965, in a small building in Milford, the IGL Recording Company quickly established itself as lowa's premier rock recording studio and label.

With such labels of IGL, Sonic, and Iowa, IGL Recording issued over 150+ single releases and 40+ LPs.

IGL Records was the brainchild of three young men, Cliff Plagman, John Senn, and Roger Blunt, all of the Iowa Great Lakes Region. Later they would be joined in ownership of the studios by Dave Peterson and Dennis Kintzi.

Under their guidance, they recorded bands from Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Canada, Nebraska & Missouri. Quite impressive for just a "local" label.

Some great releases came from this studio, releases by such groups as The Velaires, The Pete Klint Quintet, The Trashmen, Steve Ellis & The Starfires, and, of course, Dee Jay & The Runaways.

With the release of Dee Jay & The Runaways recording of "Peter Rabbit" in 1966, this release quickly put IGL Recording on the rock and roll map. "Peter Rabbit" did so well that it was picked up by Smash Records and charted nationally.

One of the constants for IGL Records was John Senn, the co-founder of the studios and label, and co-leader of Dee Jay & The Runaways.


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