ABKCO Records

ABKCO Records

Profile:
Company entity behind the label ABKCO - please use ABKCO for the label and ABKCO Records for company roles.
ABKCO = Allen and Betty Klein Co (the label's name is an acronym formed from the first initials of Allen B. Klein and his former wife Betty; Allen Klein himself often jokingly said the acronym meant A New Kind Of Company). Company founded in 1961 as Allen Klein and Company, an artist management company.

Formed in 1968 by music industry accountant/business manager Allen Klein (who had earlier represented Connie Francis, Bobby Darin and most importantly, Sam Cooke) as ABKCO Music and Records, Inc. once he acquired the remnants of Cameo Parkway Records after that label went bankrupt.

The company owns the the rights to the Cameo-Parkway, Sam Cooke (excluding the early Specialty Records material now owned by Concord Records), Marianne Faithfull (1964-70 Decca-era material only) and pre-1971 Rolling Stones catalogs along with the entire output of Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate Records and portions of the pre-1970 catalog of Mickie Most's RAK Records not controlled outright by EMI (mainly the Herman's Hermits and the Eric Burdon And The Animals material).

ABKCO was briefly involved with The Beatles's Apple Corps Ltd. in the period just before their 1970 break-up, acting to settle the nearly-insolvent Beatle organization's finances and to represent the group despite Paul McCartney's protests. Klein was later accused of under-reporting the group's earnings, resulting in a decade of legal wrangling. Klein took over management of the Rolling Stones in 1967 from Andrew Loog Oldham (Klein had co-managed the band since 1965; Oldham continued producing their records). After the Stones fired Klein in 1970, he sued and the legal settlement made between the two parties gave ABKCO the rights to their pre-1971 material.

Klein was also involved with John Lennon's Imagine film short, George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh in 1971 and the US distribution of Argentine film director Alejandro Jordowski's cult film El Topo (1971) and production (in association with United Artists) of the Lenny Bruce bio-pic Lenny (1974). ABKCO took over administration of Phil Spector's master recordings and music publishing holdings at his behest after the Wall of Sound creator's lawyer died in 1988. After the 1994 sale of the Spector publishing catalog to EMI Music, ABKCO continued to distribute the Philles Records/Phil Spector International catalog until EMI licensed it to Sony Music Entertainment's Legacy Recordings division for CD releases, vinyl reissues and legal download distribution in 2009.

Allen Klein retired due to ill health in 1995 and died in 2009 from Alzheimer's Disease. The label is still owned by the Klein family, now managed by his son Jody Klein and distributed through Universal Music Group.
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Contact Info:
1700 Broadway
New York NY 10019
info@abkco.com
Sites:
[l16551]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Donovan The Best Of Donovan(2xLP, Comp) CBS Records Australia Limited Australia 1982 Sell This Version
2CD 606/7 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 2CD 606/7 US 1987 Sell This Version
2PS 606/7 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Comp) 2PS 606/7 US 1971 Sell This Version
5N 910 The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women(7", Single, RE) London Records 5N 910 US 1974 Sell This Version
5N-4702 The Rolling Stones Out Of Time / Jiving Sister Fanny (Single) 5N-4702 US 1975 Sell This Version
45-LON-1022 Marianne Faithfull Something Better / Sister Morphine (Single) 45-LON-1022 US 1969 Sell This Version
0343-1 Various Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Comp) 0343-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
0343-2 Various Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (Comp) 0343-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
0345-2 Brian Tyler Middle Men (Music From The Original Score)(CD, Album) ABKCO Records 0345-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
1003-3 Various The Rolling Stones' Rock And Roll Circus(VHS, NTSC) ABKCO Records 1003-3 US 1995 Sell This Version
1005-9 The Rolling Stones Sympathy For The Devil(DVD-V, RE, NTSC) ABKCO Records 1005-9 US 2003 Sell This Version
1124-2 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke's Night Beat(CD, Album, RE) ABKCO Records 1124-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
1218-1 The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years(4xLP, Comp, box) ABKCO Records 1218-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
1218-2 The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years(3xCD, Comp, RM + Box) ABKCO 1218-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
1218-4 The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years(4xCass, Comp) ABKCO Records 1218-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
1231-2 The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years (Comp) 1231-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
1268-2 Various The Rolling Stones' Rock And Roll Circus (Album) 1268-2 UK, Europe & US 1996 Sell This Version
1848-2 The Rolling Stones Desert Island Survival Kit(CD, Promo, Comp) ABKCO Records 1848-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
2231-2 Various Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959 - 1965(2xCD, Comp + Box) ABKCO Records, SAR Records 2231-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
02392 The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert - 40th Anniversary(3xCD, RM, Ann + DVD, NTSC) ABKCO Records 02392 US 2009 Sell This Version
02412 The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (The Rolling Stones In Concert) (CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + CD, Album + LP, Album, RE) ABKCO Records 02412 US 2009 Sell This Version
3122-2 Various Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959 - 1965(2xCD, Comp + Box) ABKCO Records, SAR Records 3122-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
4010 The Orlons Don't Hang Up / The Conservative(7", Single, Mono) ABKCO Records 4010 US 1962 Sell This Version
4010 The Orlons Wa-Watusi / Don't Hang Up (Single) 4010 US Unknown Sell This Version
4013 The Tymes So Much In Love / Wonderful, Wonderful (Single) 4013 US Unknown Sell This Version
4022 Herman's Hermits I'm Into Something Good / Can't You Hear My Heartbeat 4022 US Unknown Sell This Version
4025 The Animals House Of The Rising Sun / Bring It On Home 4025 US 1973 Sell This Version
4026 The Animals We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place / It's My Life (Single) 4026 US 1973 Sell This Version
4027 Chubby Checker Slow Twistin' / Birdland(7", Single, Mono) ABKCO Records 4027 US Unknown Sell This Version
4028 Bobby Rydell Forget Him / Love, Love Go Away(7", RE) ABKCO Records 4028 US Unknown Sell This Version
4032 The Dovells Betty In Bemurdas / Bristol Twistin' Annie(7", Single, Mono) ABKCO Records 4032 US Unknown Sell This Version
4034 The Orlons Crossfire / Bon Do Wah(7", Single, Mono) ABKCO Records 4034 US Unknown Sell This Version
4041 Pattie La Belle & The Bluebelles* You'll Never Walk Alone / Down The Aisle 4041 US Unknown Sell This Version
4043 Herman's Hermits A Must To Avoid / Leaning On A Lamppost(7", Mono, RE) ABKCO Records 4043 US Unknown Sell This Version
4045 Sims Twins Soothe Me / Movin' And A Groovin'(7", Mono) ABKCO Records 4045 US Unknown Sell This Version
4324-1 The Animals The Best Of The Animals(LP, Comp, RM, 180) ABKCO Records 4324-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
7118-1 Phil Spector Back To Mono (1958-1969)(5xLP, Comp) ABKCO Records 7118-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
7118-2 Phil Spector Back To Mono (1958-1969)(4xCD, Comp, RM) ABKCO Records 7118-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
7118-4 Phil Spector Back To Mono (1958-1969)(4xCass, Comp, Mono, and) ABKCO Records 7118-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
8301-1 Herman's Hermits Blaze(LP, Album, RE) ABKCO Records 8301-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
8302-1 The Animals The Animals(10", EP, Mono, Ltd, RE) ABKCO Records 8302-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
8812-1 Anamanaguchi Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game (Original Videogame Soundtrack)(LP, Album, Ltd, Yel) ABKCO Records, Ubisoft 8812-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
8869-2 The Rolling Stones The Very Best Of The Rolling Stones 1964-1971(CD, Comp) ABKCO Records 8869-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
8899-2 The Animals The Very Best Of The Animals(CD, Comp) ABKCO Records 8899-2 US 2012 Sell This Version
8900-2 Herman's Hermits The Very Best Of Herman's Hermits(CD, Comp) Abkco Records 8900-2 US 2012 Sell This Version
8906-1 Eric Burdon 'Til Your River Runs Dry (Album) 8906-1 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
8906-2 Eric Burdon 'Til Your River Runs Dry(CD, Album) ABKCO Records 8906-2 US 2013 Sell This Version
8909-1 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones (EP) 8909-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
8924-1 Various Not Fade Away (Music From The Motion Picture)(2xLP, Comp) ABKCO Records 8924-1 US 2012 Sell This Version
8929-2 The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, RM + CD, RM + DVD-V, NTSC ) ABKCO Records 8929-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
8934-1 The Animals The Animals Are Back(10", EP, RE, Ltd, Mono) ABKCO Records 8934-1 US 2013 Sell This Version
8935-1 The Animals The Animals Is Here(10", EP, RE, Ltd, Mono) ABKCO Records 8935-1 US 2013 Sell This Version
8936-1 The Rolling Stones Five By Five(7", EP, Mono, RE) ABKCO Records 8936-1 US 2013 Sell This Version
9 004-1 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO Records 9 004-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
9215-2 The Rolling Stones Remastered(SACD, Hybrid, Comp, Ltd, Promo, RM) ABKCO Records 9215-2 USA & Canada 2002 Sell This Version
9264-1 Sam Cooke Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964(2xLP, Comp, 180) ABKCO Records 9264-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
9 375-1 The Rolling Stones England's Newest Hit Makers(LP, Album, RM) ABKCO Records 9 375-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
9 500-1 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons(LP, Album) ABKCO Records 9 500-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
9 539-1 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(LP, Album, RE) ABKCO Records 9 539-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
9766-1 The Rolling Stones I Can't Get No Satisfaction (Single) 9766-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
9899-1 Sam Cooke Ain't That Good News(LP, Album, RE, Ltd) ABKCO Records 9899-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
29702 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke At The Copa(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO Records, ABKCO Records 29702 US 1987 Sell This Version
42271 Herman's Hermits Their Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RM) ABKCO Records 42271 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
4227 - 1 Herman's Hermits Their Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RP, Cle) ABKCO Records 4227 - 1 US 2014 Sell This Version
42272 Herman's Hermits Their Greatest Hits (Comp, Album) 42272 US 1987 Sell This Version
43241,AB 4324 The Animals The Best Of The Animals(LP, Comp, RM, 100) ABKCO Records 43241,AB 4324 US 1987 Sell This Version
43241/AB 4324 The Animals The Best Of The Animals (Comp) 43241/AB 4324 US 1987 Sell This Version
43242 The Animals The Best Of The Animals(CD, Comp, RE) ABKCO Records 43242 US 1987 Sell This Version
62671 The Rolling Stones More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)(2xLP, Comp, RM, RE) ABKCO Records, London Records 62671 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
62672 The Rolling Stones More Hot Rocks (Big Hits And Fazed Cookies)(2xCD, Comp, RM) ABKCO 62672 US 1986 Sell This Version
62674 The Rolling Stones More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)(Cass, Comp, RE, RM, CrO) ABKCO Records, ABKCO Records 62674 US 1986 Sell This Version
066 511-2 Phil Spector A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector(CD, RE) ABKCO Records, Phil Spector Records 066 511-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
66672 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Comp) 66672 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
66674 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Comp) 66674 US 1986 Sell This Version
72122 The Ronettes The Best Of The Ronettes(CD, Comp, Album) ABKCO Records, Phil Spector Records 72122 US 1992 Sell This Version
72132 Darlene Love The Best Of Darlene Love(CD, Comp) Phil Spector Records 72132 US 1992 Sell This Version
72142 The Crystals The Best Of The Crystals(CD, Comp) Phil Spector Records, ABKCO Records 72142 US 1992 Sell This Version
73751 The Rolling Stones England's Newest Hit Makers (Album) 73751 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
73751/PS 375 The Rolling Stones England's Newest Hit Makers(LP, Album, RM, RE) ABKCO Records, ABKCO Records 73751/PS 375 US Unknown Sell This Version
73752 The Rolling Stones England's Newest Hit Makers(CD, Album, RE) ABKCO Records, ABKCO Records 73752 US 1986 Sell This Version
73754 The Rolling Stones England's Newest Hit Makers(Cass, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO Records, London Records 73754 US 1986 Sell This Version
74021 The Rolling Stones 12 X 5(LP, Album, RE, RM) Abkco Records, London Records 74021 US 1986 Sell This Version
74022 The Rolling Stones 12 X 5(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 74022 US 1986 Sell This Version
74024 The Rolling Stones 12 X 5(Cass, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO Records, ABKCO Records 74024 US 1986 Sell This Version
74201 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones, Now!(LP, Album, RM, RE) ABKCO Records, London Records 74201 US 1986 Sell This Version
74202 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones, Now!(CD, Album, RM) Abkco Records 74202 US 1986 Sell This Version
74291 The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads(LP, Album, RE) ABKCO Records, London Records 74291 US 1986 Sell This Version
74292 The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads(CD, Album, RM) Abkco Records, Abkco Records 74292 US Unknown Sell This Version
74511 The Rolling Stones December's Children (And Everybody's)(LP, Album, RM) ABKCO Records, London Records 74511 US 1986 Sell This Version
74512 The Rolling Stones December's Children (Album) 74512 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
74761 The Rolling Stones Aftermath (Album) 74761 US 1986 Sell This Version
74762 The Rolling Stones Aftermath (Album) 74762 US 1986 Sell This Version
74764 AC1T-04208 The Rolling Stones Aftermath(Cass, Album, RE) ABKCO Records 74764 AC1T-04208 US 1986 Sell This Version
74921 The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads(LP, Album, RE, RM) London Records, ABKCO Records 74921 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
74931 The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It!(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO Records, London Records 74931 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
74932 The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It!(CD, RM, Album) ABKCO Records, ABKCO Records 74932 US 1986 Sell This Version
74934 ACT-4209 The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It!(Cass, Album) ABKCO Records 74934 ACT-4209 US Unknown Sell This Version
74991 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons(LP, Album, RM, RE) ABKCO Records 74991 US 1986 Sell This Version
74991/PS 499 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO Records 74991/PS 499 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
74992 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons (Album) 74992 US 1986 Sell This Version