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
0X01-1220-2 Singles 1965-1967  album cover The Rolling Stones Singles 1965-1967(11xCD, Single + Box, Comp) ABKCO 0X01-1220-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
2CD 606/7 Hot Rocks 1964-1971  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Comp) 2CD 606/7 US Unknown Sell This Version
2CSP 002 The Best Of Donovan  album cover Donovan The Best Of Donovan(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CSP 002 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
2PS 606/7 Hot Rocks 1964-1971  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Comp) 2PS 606/7 US 1971 Sell This Version
2 PS 626/7 Rolling Stones* More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)(2xLP, Comp, RE, Hau) London Records 2 PS 626/7 US 1981 Sell This Version
5N 910 Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want  album cover The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want(7", Single, RE, Ter) London Records 5N 910 US 1974 Sell This Version
45-LON-910 Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want  album cover The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want(7", Single, Styrene, Pit) London Records 45-LON-910 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-LON-1022 Something Better / Sister Morphine  album cover Marianne Faithfull Something Better / Sister Morphine (Single) 45-LON-1022 US 1969 Sell This Version
0343-1 Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Comp, Red) ABKCO, Universal, ILIAD 0343-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
0343-2 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Comp) 0343-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
1124-2 Sam Cooke's Night Beat  album cover Sam Cooke Sam Cooke's Night Beat(CD, Album, RE) ABKCO 1124-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
1211-2 The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus  album cover The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus(CD, Album, Promo) ABKCO 1211-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
1218-1 Singles Collection - The London Years  album cover The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years (Comp) 1218-1 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
1218-2 Singles Collection✽ The London Years  album cover The Rolling Stones Singles Collection✽ The London Years (Comp) 1218-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
1218-4 Singles Collection - The London Years  album cover The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years(4xCass, Comp + Box) ABKCO 1218-4 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
1231-2 Singles Collection* (The London Years)  album cover The Rolling Stones Singles Collection* (The London Years)(3xCD, Comp, RM) ABKCO 1231-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
1268-2 The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus  album cover The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus (Album) 1268-2 UK, Europe & US 1996 Sell This Version
1299 Bailemos Otra Vez Twist = Let's Twist Again  album cover Chubby Checker Bailemos Otra Vez Twist = Let's Twist Again(7", Single, Comp) London Records 1299 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version
1848-2 Desert Island Survival Kit  album cover The Rolling Stones Desert Island Survival Kit(CD, Comp, Promo) ABKCO 1848-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
2231-2 Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959 - 1965  album cover Various Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959 - 1965(2xCD, Comp + Box) ABKCO, SAR Records 2231-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
02392 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert - 40th Anniversary  album cover The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert - 40th Anniversary(3xCD, RE, RM + DVD, NTSC) ABKCO 02392 US 2009 Sell This Version
02412 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (The Rolling Stones In Concert)   album cover 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 02412 US 2009 Sell This Version
4009 We Got Love / Kissing Time  album cover Bobby Rydell We Got Love / Kissing Time(7", Single, RE) ABKCO 4009 US Unknown Sell This Version
4227 Their Greatest Hits  album cover Herman's Hermits Their Greatest Hits(CD, Album, Comp, RE) ABKCO 4227 Unknown Sell This Version
5002-1 Their Satanic Majesties Request  album cover The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request(LP, Album + LP, Album, Mono + SACD, Hybrid, Album ) ABKCO, Decca, London Records 5002-1 UK, Europe & US 2017 Sell This Version
7118-2 Back To Mono (1958-1969)  album cover Phil Spector Back To Mono (1958-1969) (Comp, Album) 7118-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
7429 Out Of Our Heads  album cover The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads(LP, Album, RE, RM, TP) ABKCO 7429 US 1994 Sell This Version
8817-1 Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)  album cover The Rolling Stones Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)(LP, Comp, Mono, Ltd, RE, Gre) Decca, ABKCO 8817-1 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
9264-1 Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964  album cover Sam Cooke Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964(2xLP, Comp, 180) ABKCO 9264-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
29702 Sam Cooke At The Copa  album cover Sam Cooke Sam Cooke At The Copa (Album) 29702 US 1987 Sell This Version
30796-D The Sock Hop Collection  album cover Various The Sock Hop Collection(8xCD, Comp + Box) StarVista Entertainment, Time Life 30796-D US 2014 Sell This Version
4227 1/AB 4227 Their Greatest Hits  album cover Herman's Hermits Their Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) ABKCO 4227 1/AB 4227 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
42274 Their Greatest Hits  album cover Herman's Hermits Their Greatest Hits (Comp) 42274 US 1987 Sell This Version
43242 The Best Of The Animals  album cover The Animals The Best Of The Animals(CD, Comp, RE, Dis) ABKCO, ABKCO 43242 US 1990 Sell This Version
45-910 Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want  album cover The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women / You Can't Always Get What You Want(7", Single) London Records 45-910 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
47201-4 Mafia III   album cover Various, Jesse Harlin, Jim Bonney Various, Jesse Harlin, Jim Bonney - Mafia III (Comp) 47201-4 US 2016 Sell This Version
62672 More Hot Rocks (Big Hits And Fazed Cookies)  album cover The Rolling Stones More Hot Rocks (Big Hits And Fazed Cookies) (Comp) 62672 US 1986 Sell This Version
62674 More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)  album cover The Rolling Stones More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) (Comp) 62674 US 1972 Sell This Version
66671 Hot Rocks 1964-1971  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971(2xLP, Comp, MP, RM, Gat) ABKCO, London Records 66671 US Unknown Sell This Version
66672 Hot Rocks 1964-1971  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Comp) 66672 US 1986 Sell This Version
66674 Hot Rocks 1964-1971  album cover The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Comp) 66674 US 1986 Sell This Version
72122 The Best Of The Ronettes  album cover The Ronettes The Best Of The Ronettes (Album, Comp) 72122 US 1992 Sell This Version
72132 The Best Of Darlene Love  album cover Darlene Love The Best Of Darlene Love(CD, Comp) Phil Spector Records 72132 US 1992 Sell This Version
72134 The Best Of Darlene Love  album cover Darlene Love The Best Of Darlene Love(Cass, Comp, Chr) Phil Spector Records 72134 US 1992 Sell This Version
72142 The Best Of The Crystals  album cover The Crystals The Best Of The Crystals(CD, Comp) Phil Spector Records, ABKCO 72142 US 1992 Sell This Version
73751 England's Newest Hit Makers  album cover The Rolling Stones England's Newest Hit Makers (Album) 73751 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
73752 England's Newest Hit Makers  album cover The Rolling Stones England's Newest Hit Makers (Album) 73752 US 1986 Sell This Version
74021 12 X 5  album cover The Rolling Stones 12 X 5 (Album) 74021 US 1986 Sell This Version
74022 12 X 5  album cover The Rolling Stones 12 X 5 (Album) 74022 US 1986 Sell This Version
74024 12 X 5  album cover The Rolling Stones 12 X 5(Cass, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 74024 US 1986 Sell This Version
74201 The Rolling Stones, Now!  album cover The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones, Now!(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 74201 US Unknown Sell This Version
74202 The Rolling Stones, Now!  album cover The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones, Now!(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dis) ABKCO, ABKCO 74202 US Unknown Sell This Version
74204 The Rolling Stones, Now!  album cover The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones, Now!(Cass, Album, RE, RM, CrO) ABKCO, ABKCO 74204 US Unknown Sell This Version
74291 Out Of Our Heads  album cover The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads (Album) 74291 US 1986 Sell This Version
74292 Out Of Our Heads  album cover The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, London Records 74292 Unknown Sell This Version
74511 December's Children (And Everybody's)  album cover The Rolling Stones December's Children (And Everybody's)(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 74511 US Unknown Sell This Version
74512 December's Children (And Everybody's)  album cover The Rolling Stones December's Children (And Everybody's) (Album) 74512 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
74761 Aftermath  album cover The Rolling Stones Aftermath(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO, ABKCO 74761 US 1986 Sell This Version
74762 Aftermath  album cover The Rolling Stones Aftermath (Album) 74762 US 1986 Sell This Version
74764 Aftermath  album cover The Rolling Stones Aftermath(Cass, Album, RE, RM, Bla) ABKCO, ABKCO 74764 US 1986 Sell This Version
74764 AC1T-04208 Aftermath  album cover The Rolling Stones Aftermath(Cass, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 74764 AC1T-04208 US 1986 Sell This Version
74932 Got Live If You Want It!  album cover The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It!(CD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) ABKCO Music, ABKCO Music 74932 US Unknown Sell This Version
74991 Between The Buttons  album cover The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 74991 US 1986 Sell This Version
75091 Flowers  album cover The Rolling Stones Flowers(LP, Comp, RE) ABKCO, ABKCO 75091 US Unknown Sell This Version
75092 Flowers  album cover The Rolling Stones Flowers(CD, Comp, RE, RM, Dis) ABKCO, ABKCO 75092 US Unknown Sell This Version
75394 AC1T-04213 Beggars Banquet  album cover The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(Cass, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 75394 AC1T-04213 US Unknown Sell This Version
79.689 Let's Twist Again / The Twist   album cover Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again / The Twist (Single) 79.689 Belgium 1961 Sell This Version
80011 Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)  album cover The Rolling Stones Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) (Comp) 80011 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
80012 The Rolling Stones Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) (Comp) 80012 US 1986 Sell This Version
80021 Their Satanic Majesties Request  album cover The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request (Album) 80021 US 1986 Sell This Version
80022 Their Satanic Majesties Request  album cover The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request (Album) 80022 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
80031 Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)  album cover The Rolling Stones Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (Comp) 80031 US 1986 Sell This Version
80031/NPS-3 Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)  album cover The Rolling Stones Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (Comp) 80031/NPS-3 US 1986 Sell This Version
80032 Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)  album cover The Rolling Stones Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)(CD, Comp, RE, RM) ABKCO, London Records 80032 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
80042 Let It Bleed  album cover The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (Album) 80042 US 1986 Sell This Version
80044 Let It Bleed  album cover The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed(Cass, Album, RE, RM, CrO) ABKCO, ABKCO, London Records, London Records 80044 US 1986 Sell This Version
80051 'Get Yer Ya Ya's Out!' The Rolling Stones In Concert  album cover The Rolling Stones 'Get Yer Ya Ya's Out!' The Rolling Stones In Concert(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO, ABKCO 80051 US Unknown Sell This Version
80052 Get Yer Ya Ya's Out  album cover The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya Ya's Out (Album) 80052 US 1986 Sell This Version
86.521 Let's Twist Again / The Twist  album cover Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again / The Twist (Single) 86.521 France 1976 Sell This Version
90012 Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)  album cover The Rolling Stones Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass) (Comp) 90012 US 2002 Sell This Version
90022 Their Satanic Majesties Request  album cover The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request (Album) 90022 US 2002 Sell This Version
90032 Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)  album cover The Rolling Stones Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (Comp) 90032 US 2008 Sell This Version
90042 Let It Bleed  album cover The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (Album) 90042 US 2002 Sell This Version
90052 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!  album cover The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (Album) 90052 US 2002 Sell This Version
92282 Retrospective  album cover Herman's Hermits Retrospective(CD, Comp, RM, RP) ABKCO 92282 US Unknown Sell This Version
92641 Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964  album cover Sam Cooke Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964(2xLP, Comp) ABKCO 92641 US 2003 Sell This Version
92642 Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964  album cover Sam Cooke Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 (Comp) 92642 US 2003 Sell This Version
93252 The Animals Retrospective (Comp) 93252 US 2004 Sell This Version
93752 England's Newest Hit Makers  album cover The Rolling Stones England's Newest Hit Makers(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 93752 US Unknown Sell This Version
94022 12 x 5  album cover The Rolling Stones 12 x 5 (Album) 94022 US 2002 Sell This Version
94202 The Rolling Stones, Now!  album cover The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones, Now! (Album) 94202 US 2002 Sell This Version
94292 Out Of Our Heads  album cover The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads (Album) 94292 US 2002 Sell This Version
94302 Out Of Our Heads UK  album cover The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads UK (Album) 94302 US 2002 Sell This Version
94512 December's Children (And Everybody's)  album cover The Rolling Stones December's Children (And Everybody's) (Album) 94512 US 2002 Sell This Version
94762 Aftermath  album cover The Rolling Stones Aftermath(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 94762 US Unknown Sell This Version
94772 Aftermath UK  album cover The Rolling Stones Aftermath UK(CD, Album, RE, RM, EDC) ABKCO, ABKCO 94772 US Unknown Sell This Version
94932 Got Live If You Want It!  album cover The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It! (Album) 94932 US 2002 Sell This Version
94992 Between The Buttons  album cover The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons (Album) 94992 US 2002 Sell This Version
95002 Between The Buttons (UK)  album cover The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons (UK) (Album) 95002 US 2002 Sell This Version
95092 Flowers  album cover The Rolling Stones Flowers (Comp) 95092 US 2002 Sell This Version