Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
|The Rocket Man in action.|
Philips*++ (also sold PolyGram to Universal in 1999)
Fontana*++ (onetime label for early band Bluesology which backed the late Long John Baldry)
DJM* (sold to PolyGram in 1986 after Dick James' passing by his estate)
Congress**++ (absorbed by Uni)
Uni** (retired in 1972 and replaced by MCA)
Paramount/ABC+ (sold to MCA in 1979; released Friends soundtrack)
MCA** (retired in 2003 outside Nashville and the Philippines in 2003; reissued Friends internationally due to the above)
Rocket* (distributed by EMI in 1976 and Phonogram/PolyGram 1977-93)
Geffen** (absorbed MCA in the US for rock/pop)
Polydor** (1969-76 titles from 1990-95; also released "Pinball Wizard" from Tommy film version)
Mercury* (never used alone for new titles in the US)
Hollywood++ (owned by Disney but distributed today by Universal except the former USSR and Japan; The Lion King hits)
Island** (distributed Rocket in the UK before 1976 and signed Elton in the US less than 20 years on; recently returned to Island in the US and possibly Canada on LP as most new US LPs are sold there now to save money on pressing)
EMI+* (Blue Moves later reissued by Phonogram outside North America as my copy is the French reissue LP; EMI outside half of Western Europe sold to Universal; distributed DJM in several Asian and South American countries)
Universal** (merged with Republic and Motown)
Universal Music Special Markets/MCA Special Markets/PolyGram Special Markets (impulse/budget labels)**
Interscope**+ (also absorbed A&M US)
Virgin EMI*+ (absorbed Mercury UK)
He hasn't yet appeared on Blue Note, Verve, Motown (although he'd love to), Hip-O, Republic or Deutsche Grammaphon!
* UK and/or international.
** US and/or Canada.
+ One album only.
++ Singles only.