Dunhill

Dunhill

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Dunhill Records was founded in 1964 by Lou Adler along with Al Bennett, Pierre Cossette and Bobby Roberts as Dunhill Productions, whose original intention was for releasing Johnny Rivers recordings on Imperial Records. It became a record label in 1965 when it got a distribution deal with ABC-Paramount Records, Inc.. Adler sold the company to ABC in 1966, creating ABC/Dunhill Records in the process.

ABC Dunhill quickly established itself as a major hitmaker with acts such as Steppenwolf, The Mamas & The Papas, The Grass Roots, Barry McGuire and Three Dog Night on its roster. The label also released albums by actor Richard Harris (who hit Number 2 on the US pop charts with the Jim Webb-written and produced "Macarthur Park" in 1968), Thelma Houston (whose first album, Sunshower was also produced by Webb) and acclaimed singer/songwriter Emitt Rhodes.

The early Seventies brought the label further success with The James Gang (featuring future Eagles member and solo star Joe Walsh), blues legend Bobby Bland and The Four Tops, who left Motown in 1972 for the label. The label's successes were helped by staff songwriting team Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, songwriting/producer duo Terry Cashman amd Tommy West and Adler aides-de-camp Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan as staff producers.

The label's fortunes eventually declined and in 1975, ABC Records shut the label down and moved the remaining acts to the parent label.

Note: Post-1975 reissues of Dunhill LPs used the ABC "concentric circles" label used from 1974 until the label's sale to MCA in late 1978; MCA reissued the more popular Dunhill LPs still in the ABC Records catalog with new MCA catalog numbers and the ABC Dunhill version of the 1974-79 ABC label until at least 1982.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 C 006-90 217 Steppenwolf It's Never Too Late(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia Stateside 1 C 006-90 217 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 C006-90 252 Three Dog Night One / Chest Fever(7", Single) Columbia, Columbia Stateside 1 C006-90 252 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-90 707 Three Dog Night Eli's Coming(7", Single) Columbia Stateside 1C 006-90 707 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1C 006-90 754 The Grass Roots Heaven Knows / Don't Remind Me(7", Single) Stateside, Columbia 1C 006-90 754 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-91 142 The Grass Roots Walking Through The Country / Truck Drivin' Man(7", Single) Stateside, Columbia 1C 006-91 142 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-91 143 Smith (3) Take A Look Around / Mojalesky Ridge(7", Single) Columbia Stateside, Stateside 1C 006-91 143 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 006-91 480 The Grass Roots Baby Hold On / Get It Together(7", Single) Stateside, EMI 1C 006-91 480 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
1C 062-90 414 Three Dog Night Suitable For Framing(LP, Album, Gat) Columbia, Dunhill 1C 062-90 414 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
1 J-006-90.360 M S.C.I. Youth Choir Oh Happy Day (7", Single) Stateside 1 J-006-90.360 M Spain 1969 Sell This Version
1J 006-91.143 M Smith (3) Take A Look Around(7", Single) Stateside, EMI 1J 006-91.143 M Spain 1970 Sell This Version
1P 8032 Sammy Davis Jr. Greatest Hits, Volume II(LP, Comp) Dunhill 1P 8032 1990 Sell This Version
1R1 6303 Joe Walsh So What(Reel, 4tr Stereo) Dunhill, ABC Records 1R1 6303 US 1974 Sell This Version
2C062-90904 Bangor Flying Circus Bangor Flying Circus(LP, Album) Dunhill 2C062-90904 France 1969 Sell This Version
5C 006.90217 M Steppenwolf It's Never Too Late(7", Single) Stateside 5C 006.90217 M Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
5C 006.90276 M Mama Cass* It's Getting Better(7", Single) Stateside, Dunhill 5C 006.90276 M Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
5C 006.90277 M Three Dog Night One(7", Single) Stateside, Dunhill 5C 006.90277 M Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
5C 006-91 142 M The Grass Roots Walking Through The Country / Truck Drivin' Man(7", Single) Stateside 5C 006-91 142 M Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
5C054-90896 Steppenwolf The Best Of Steppenwolf (Comp) 5C054-90896 Denmark 1970 Sell This Version
5C 056-92646 The Mamas & The Papas Portrait Of The Mamas & The Papas (Comp) 5C 056-92646 UK Unknown Sell This Version
21A-457 The Mamas & The Papas Deliver(4-Trk, Album) Dunhill, Dunhill 21A-457 US 1967 Sell This Version
043 Johnny Rivers Memphis / Cupid(7") Imperial 043 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4001 Shelley Fabares My Prayer(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4001 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4002 WIllie And The Wheels* Skateboard Craze(7", Single, Promo) Dunhill 45-D-4002 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4003 The Ginger-Snaps The Sh-Down Down Song (You Better Leave Him Alone)(7", Promo) Dunhill 45-D-4003 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4005 Terry Black (2) Only Sixteen 45-D-4005 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4007 P.F. Sloan The Sins Of A Family / This Mornin' (Single) 45-D-4007 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4009 Barry McGuire Eve Of Destruction (Single) 45-D-4009 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4012 Willie Hutch The Duck / Love Runs Out(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4012 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4013 The Grass Roots Mr. Jones (A Ballad Of A Thin Man) / You're A Lonely Girl(7", Single, Mono) Dunhill 45-D-4013 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4014 Barry McGuire Upon A Painted Ocean / Child Of Our Times (Single) 45-D-4014 US 1965 Sell This Version
45D 4017 Jimmy Fontana Il Mondo / Allora Si(7", Single, Promo, W/Lbl) Dunhill 45D 4017 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4017 Fontana Il Mondo / Allora Si(7", Single, W/Lbl) Dunhill 45-D-4017 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4019 Barry McGuire This Precious Time(7") Dunhill 45-D-4019 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4020 The Mama's And The Papa's* California Dreamin' (Single) 45-D-4020 US 1965 Sell This Version
45-D-4021 Hal Blaine Secret Agent Man(7", Single, Promo) Dunhill 45-D-4021 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4023 The Brass Ring Featuring Phil Bodner The Brass Ring Featuring Phil Bodner - The Phoenix Love Theme (Senza Fine) 45-D-4023 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4023 The Brass Ring Featuring Phil Bodner The Brass Ring Featuring Phil Bodner - The Phoenix Love Theme (Senza Fine)(7") Dunhill 45-D-4023 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4024 P.F. Sloan From A Distance(7", Mono) Dunhill 45-D-4024 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4025 Modern Folk Quintet Night Time Girl(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4025 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4026 The Mama's And The Papa's* Monday, Monday / Got A Feelin' (Single) 45-D-4026 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4027 The Thomas Group Ordinary Girl / Penny Arcade(7", Promo, Mono) Dunhill 45-D-4027 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4028 Barry McGuire Cloudy Summer Afternoon (Single) 45-D-4028 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4029 The Grass Roots Where Were You When I Needed You / (These Are) Bad Times (Single) 45-D-4029 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4030 The Thomas Group Autumn 45-D-4030 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4031 The Mamas & The Papas I Saw Her Again / Even If I Could (Single) 45-D-4031 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4032 Mickie Finn Alley Cat / Swinging On A Star, It's A Sin To Tell A Lie(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4032 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4034 Mickie Finn Liebestraum / When The Saints Come Marching In(7") Dunhill 45-D-4034 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4035 Mickie Finn The Beer Barrel Polka(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4035 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4036 The Brass Ring Lara's Theme ( From Dr. Zhivago )(7") Dunhill 45-D-4036 USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4043 The Grass Roots This Is What I Was Made For / Only When You're Lonely 45-D-4043 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4045 Eddie Cano & His Quintet El Pito (I'll Never Go Back To Georgia) / The Shadow Of Your Smile(7", Promo) Dunhill 45-D-4045 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4046 Terry Black (2) Ordinary Girl(7", Promo) Dunhill 45-D-4046 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4047 The Brass Ring Featuring Phil Bodner The Brass Ring Featuring Phil Bodner - California Dreamin' (Single) 45-D-4047 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4050 The Mamas & The Papas Look Through My Window (Single) 45-D-4050 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4052 The Woolies Who Do You Love (Single) 45-D-4052 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4053 The Grass Roots Tip Of My Tongue/Look Out Girl(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4053 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4055 The Inrhodes Hold The High Ground(7", Single, Promo) Dunhill 45-D-4055 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4056 The Iguanas (5) Diana / This Is What I Was Made For(7", Promo) Dunhill 45-D-4056 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4057 The Mamas & The Papas Words Of Love / Dancing In The Street (Single) 45-D-4057 US 1966 Sell This Version
45-D-4062 The Thomas Group I've Got No More To Say / Then It Begins(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4062 Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4065 The Brass Ring Featuring Phil Bodner The Brass Ring Featuring Phil Bodner - The Dis-Advantages Of You (Single) 45-D-4065 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4066 Mickie Finn Waiting For The Robert E. Lee / Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4066 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4067 Mickie Finn Java(7") Dunhill 45-D-4067 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4068 Mickie Finn Daisy Bell (On A Bicycle Built For Two) Drinking Song / Alabamy Bound(7") Dunhill 45-D-4068 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 - D - 4072 Eddie Cano & His Quintet Slip Slip (El Res Balon) / Monday, Monday(7", Single) Dunhill 45 - D - 4072 Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4074 Hal Blaine, His Drums & Orchestra* Drums A Go-Go(7", Single, Promo) Dunhill 45-D-4074 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4077 The Mama's & The Papa's* Dedicated To The One I Love 45-D-4077 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4083 The Mamas & The Papas Creeque Alley (Single) 45-D-4083 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4084 The Grass Roots Let's Live For Today (Single) 45-D-4084 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4085 The Babies (4) The Hand Of Fate / You Make Me Feel Like Someone(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4085 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4088 The Woolies Love Words(7", Single, Promo) Dunhill 45-D-4088 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4090 The Brass Ring Love In The Open Air(7") Dunhill 45-D-4090 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4091 Hal Blaine Wiggy (November) / Love-In (December)(7", Promo) Dunhill 45-D-4091 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4094 The Grass Roots Things I Should Have Said (Single) 45-D-4094 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4097 Steve Allen & The Gentle Players Here Comes Sgt. Pepper 45-D-4097 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4099 The Mamas & The Papas Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) / Straight Shooter (Single) 45-D-4099 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4104 Mickie Finn Bonnie & Clyde(7") Dunhill 45-D-4104 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4105 The Grass Roots Wake Up, Wake Up(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4105 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4107 The Mamas & The Papas Hey Girl / Glad To Be Unhappy (Single) 45-D-4107 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4113 The Mamas & The Papas Dancing Bear / John's Music Box (Single) 45-D-4113 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4114 The King Brothers My Mother's Eyes(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4114 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4120 3's A Crowd (2) Bird Without Wings 45-D-4120 US 1967 Sell This Version
45-D-4121 Lady Nelson* & The Lords (4) Lady Nelson* & The Lords (4) - Picadilly Pickle (Single) 45-D-4121 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-D-4122 The Grassroots* A Melody For You(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4122 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4125 The Mamas & The Papas Safe In My Garden(7", Single, Mono) Dunhill 45-D-4125 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-D-4134 Richard Harris Mac Arthur Park (Single) 45-D-4134 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-D-4136 Roberta Sherwood I Taught Him Everything He Knows / A World I Can't Live(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4136 Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4138 Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild / Everybody's Next One (Single) 45-D-4138 US 1967 Sell This Version
45 D-4144 The Grass Roots Midnight Confessions / Who Will You Be Tomorrow(7", Single) Dunhill 45 D-4144 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-D-4145 Mama Cass* With The Mamas & The Papas Mama Cass* With The Mamas & The Papas - Dream A Little Dream Of Me(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4145 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-D-4146 Pìcardy* Montage / How Sweet It Is(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4146 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4194 Richard Harris Didn't We(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4194 US Unknown Sell This Version
45-D-4199 The Happy Day Choir* California Dreamin' / Mrs. Robinson(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4199 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-D-4287 Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds Annabella / Goin' Down(7", Single) Dunhill 45-D-4287 US 1971 Sell This Version
049 Johnny Rivers Maybelline / Mountain Of Love(7", RE) Imperial 049 US Unknown Sell This Version
055 Johnny Rivers Midnight Special / Seventh Son(7", Single) Imperial 055 US Unknown Sell This Version
065 Johnny Rivers Poor Side Of Town / (I Washed My Hands In) Muddy Water(7", Single, M/Print, RE) Imperial 065 US Unknown Sell This Version
75-LP Steppenwolf Steppenwolf The Second(7") Dunhill 75-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
4183 Joey Scarbury She Never Smiles Anymore(7", Single, Mono, Promo) Dunhill 4183 US 1968 Sell This Version
4272 Three Dog Night Joy To The World(7", Promo) Dunhill 4272 US 1971 Sell This Version