Naturally, most of the stories here are about famous recording artists. However, there’s one story about one of the non-famous employees who went on to become famous after leaving the ranch. I thought that would be fun to tell, too.
One of the girls who worked at Caribou was a beautiful young lady named Lydia Korniloff.
One of her jobs was to meet the artists at the airport in Denver and drive them up to the ranch. She would help them get situated and show them around. I guess you could say she was the “concierge”.
She was always pleasant to talk to, and if she wasn’t taking pictures as the official Ranch Photographer, she was usually smiling and laughing and taking care of business.
Why am I telling you about Lydia?
Because when she quit her job at the ranch, and we asked her, “What are you going to do?” She said, “I’m going to Los Angeles to be an actress.” And we said, “Oh. Great. Good luck”. Little did we know!
Well, it wasn’t long after that, that I got a call from Al, and he said, “Turn on the TV. Lydia is the star of a new show called “Too Close For Comfort”. There she was, in “living color”!
Yes, Lydia Korniloff we all worked with at Caribou, had become the famous Lydia Cornell. She’s gone on to have a very successful acting career, written a book, does stand-up comedy, and hosts a talk show.
You can learn a lot more about her here: Lydia Cornell