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
2CD 606/7 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 2CD 606/7 US Unknown Sell This Version
2CSP 002 Donovan The Best Of Donovan(2xLP, Comp) CBS 2CSP 002 Australia 1982 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
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)(LP, Comp, Red) ABKCO, Universal, ILIAD 0343-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
0345-2 Brian Tyler Middle Men (Music From The Original Score)(CD, Album) ABKCO 0345-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
1218-1 The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years(4xLP, Comp + Box, RM) ABKCO 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
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, Comp, Promo) ABKCO 1848-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
2231-2 Various Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959 - 1965(2xCD, Comp + Box) ABKCO, SAR Records 2231-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
4010 The Orlons Don't Hang Up / The Conservative(7", Single, Mono) ABKCO 4010 US 1962 Sell This Version
4045 Sims Twins Soothe Me / Movin' And A Groovin'(7", Mono) ABKCO 4045 US Unknown Sell This Version
7118-2 Phil Spector Back To Mono (1958-1969)(4xCD, Comp, RM) ABKCO 7118-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
9264-1 Sam Cooke Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964(2xLP, Comp, 180) ABKCO 9264-1 US 2014 Sell This Version
29702 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke At The Copa(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 29702 US 1987 Sell This Version
4227 - 1 Herman's Hermits Their Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RP, Cle) ABKCO 4227 - 1 US 2014 Sell This Version
43241/AB 4324 The Animals The Best Of The Animals(LP, Comp, RM, Gat) ABKCO, ABKCO 43241/AB 4324 US 1987 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
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, Album, Comp, Lon) ABKCO, 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 72142 US 1992 Sell This Version
74021 The Rolling Stones 12 X 5 (Album) 74021 US Unknown Sell This Version
74022 The Rolling Stones 12 X 5 (Album) 74022 1986 Sell This Version
74201 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones, Now!(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 74201 US Unknown Sell This Version
74511 The Rolling Stones December's Children (And Everybody's)(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 74511 US Unknown Sell This Version
74512 The Rolling Stones December's Children (And Everybody's)(CD, Album, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 74512 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
74761 The Rolling Stones Aftermath(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO, ABKCO 74761 US Unknown Sell This Version
75091 The Rolling Stones Flowers(LP, Comp, RE) ABKCO, ABKCO 75091 US Unknown Sell This Version
79.689 Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again / The Twist (Single) 79.689 Belgium 1961 Sell This Version
80021 The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request (Album) 80021 US 2002 Sell This Version
80022 The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request (Album) 80022 US 1986 Sell This Version
80031 The Rolling Stones Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)(LP, Comp, RE, RM, Gat) ABKCO, ABKCO 80031 US 1986 Sell This Version
80031 NPS-3 The Rolling Stones Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) (Comp) 80031 NPS-3 US 1986 Sell This Version
80042 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (Album) 80042 US 1986 Sell This Version
80044 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed(Cass, Album, RE, RM, CrO) ABKCO, ABKCO, London Records, London Records 80044 US 1986 Sell This Version
80051 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
90012 The Rolling Stones Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)(CD, Comp, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 90012 US 2008 Sell This Version
90022 The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request (Album) 90022 US 2002 Sell This Version
90032 The Rolling Stones Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)(CD, Comp, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 90032 US Unknown Sell This Version
90042 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (Album) 90042 US 2002 Sell This Version
90052 The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 90052 US 2009 Sell This Version
92282 Herman's Hermits Retrospective(CD, Comp, RM) ABKCO 92282 US 2004 Sell This Version
92642 Sam Cooke Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 (Comp) 92642 US 2003 Sell This Version
93752 The Rolling Stones England's Newest Hit Makers(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 93752 US 2008 Sell This Version
94202 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones, Now!(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 94202 US 2008 Sell This Version
94292 The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads (Album) 94292 US 2002 Sell This Version
94302 The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads UK(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 94302 US 2002 Sell This Version
94762 The Rolling Stones Aftermath(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 94762 US 2008 Sell This Version
94932 The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It!(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 94932 US 2008 Sell This Version
94992 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons (Album) 94992 US 2002 Sell This Version
95002 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO, ABKCO 95002 US Unknown Sell This Version
95392 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet (Album) 95392 US 2002 Sell This Version
96262 The Rolling Stones More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM, Di) ABKCO 96262 US 2002 Sell This Version
96672 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) ABKCO 96672 US Unknown Sell This Version
99702 Sam Cooke Sam Cooke At The Copa (Album) 99702 US 2003 Sell This Version
121831 The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years(CD, Promo, Smplr) ABKCO 121831 US 1989 Sell This Version
634 590-3 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones' Rock And Roll Circus 634 590-3 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
666674 AC2T-04201 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971(Cass, Comp, RE, RM) ABKCO 666674 AC2T-04201 US 1986 Sell This Version
66671/2PS 606/7 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971(2xLP, Comp, RM, Gat) London Records 66671/2PS 606/7 US 1986 Sell This Version
820 047-2 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones (Album) 820 047-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
820 050-2 The Rolling Stones Aftermath(CD, Album, RE) London Records 820 050-2 France 1988 Sell This Version
820 139-2 The Rolling Stones Flowers(CD, Comp) London Records 820 139-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
820 140-4 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971(Cass, Comp, RM) ABKCO 820 140-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
820 900-1 The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years(4xLP, Comp, RM + Box) ABKCO, ABKCO 820 900-1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
844 467-2 The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It! (Album) 844 467-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
844 470-2 The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 844 470-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
844 471-2 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO Records 844 471-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
844 474-2 The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya Ya's Out(CD, Album, RM) ABKCO, London Records 844 474-2 Unknown Sell This Version
844 475-2 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) ABKCO, London Records 844 475-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
844 481-2 The Rolling Stones Singles Collection - The London Years(3xCD, Comp, RM, Dig) ABKCO 844 481-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
877 375-3 The Rolling Stones England's Newest Hit Makers The Rolling Stones(LP, Album, Pic, Die) ABKCO 877 375-3 US 1986 Sell This Version
882 289-2 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones, Now!(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RM, Dig) ABKCO, ABKCO 882 289-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 307-2 The Rolling Stones Singles Collection* The London Years (3xSACD, Hybrid, Comp, RE, RM, Dig) ABKCO Records 882 307-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 311-2 The Rolling Stones Metamorphosis(SACD, Hybrid, Comp, RM, Dig) ABKCO, ABKCO 882 311-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 316-2 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hit Makers)(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 316-2 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 319-1 The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads UK(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 319-1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
882 321-2 The Rolling Stones December's Children (And Everybody's)(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 321-2 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 322-1 The Rolling Stones Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)(LP, Comp, RE, RM, Gat) ABKCO 882 322-1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
882 322-2 The Rolling Stones Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)(CD, Comp, RE, RM, Unofficial) ABKCO (2) 882 322-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
882 323-1 The Rolling Stones Aftermath UK(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 323-1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
882 326-1 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 326-1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
882 326-2 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons (Album) 882 326-2 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 327-2 The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons(CD, Album, RM) ABKCO 882 327-2 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 329-1 The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) ABKCO 882 329-1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
882 329-2 The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 329-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 330-1 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) ABKCO 882 330-1 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
882 330-2 The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet(CD, Album, RM) ABKCO 882 330-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 331-2 Rolling Stones* Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)(CD, Comp, RM, Unofficial) ABKCO (2) 882 331-2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
882 332-1 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 332-1 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
882 332-2 The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (Album) 882 332-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 333-1 The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - The Rolling Stones In Concert(LP, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 333-1 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
882 333-2 The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (The Rolling Stones In Concert)(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 333-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 334-1 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971(2xLP, Comp, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 334-1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
882 334-2 The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Comp) 882 334-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 337-2 The Rolling Stones More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)(2xCD, Comp, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 337-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
882 346-2 The Rolling Stones 12 X 5(CD, Album, RE, RM) ABKCO 882 346-2 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version