Capitol Records, Inc.

Capitol Records, Inc.

Profile:
Major US record company behind the Capitol Records label. Founded by Johnny Mercer, Glen Wallichs and Buddy DeSylva with an initial investment of $10.000.
May also appear as: Capitol Records Inc. or Capitol Records, Inc

Incorporated in 1942, in 1946 went public enabling it to raise the $2M to establish it's first factory Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton (at the time the worlds largest record pressing plant)

In 1955 Capitol Records, Inc. was acquired by Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. "EMI" with Glen Wallichs becoming a member of the board, the following year in 1956 the company moved to the Capitol Tower, a 13-storey, circular office building near the corner of Hollywood and Vine street.

Prior to the 1955 acquisition,"EMI" had established Electric & Musical Industries (U.S.) Ltd. specifically to market and sell the European "Columbia" catalogue in the USA under the Angel Records trademark. (As it did not have the rights to the use the Columbia name in the US and Canada). In 1957 this company became an immediate subsidiary of Capitol Records, Inc. with it taking over the role of handling the Angel records label. In the same year Capitol Records, Inc. established its own local subsidiary Capitol Record Club (Capitol record Club, Inc.)

As of 1965 immediate subsidiaries / principal associated companies included - Capitol Records International Corp, Capitol Records Of Canada, Ltd. Capitol record Club, Inc (Capitol Record Club), Discos Capitol De Mexico, S.A., Beechwood Music Corp. and tower records (1964)

On 29th Feb 1968 Audio Devices, Inc., a manufacturer of computer and recording tape, acquired Electric & Musical Industries Ltd.(EMI) stock in Capitol Records, Inc, in exchange for its own stock. This was not a true acquisition but rather a reverse merger in that Capitol Records, Inc. was the surviving company, Audio Devices, Inc was subsequently renamed Capitol Industries, Inc., which became the immediate parent (holding company) and principal US subsidiary company of Electric & Musical Industries Ltd. who now subsequently owned 72%.(which rose to 97.5% as of 1974) in the combined business's. In march 1974 EMI Ltd. (successor of Electric & Musical Industries Ltd.) renamed Capitol Industries, Inc. to Capitol Industries-EMI, Inc.

In 1979, Capitol Records, Inc. became part of the newly established EMI Music (Worldwide division) of Thorn EMI Plc. (Formed through the merger of parent company EMI Ltd. and Thorn Industrial Electronics Ltd. Following restructuring in 1988, Capitol Records, Inc. magnetic tape division was closed Capitol Magnetic Products (which was initially formed in 1974 through the "Audio Devices" merger), in the same year ultimate parent Thorn Emi Plc undertook a restructuring of EMI Music Worldwide and established a new company - Capitol-EMI Music, Inc. which became the principal company behind "EMI" music operations in the USA.

In September 2012 Capitol Records, Inc. became part of Universal Music Group, following Vivendi S.A purchase of certain companies that formed part EMI Group Plc (successor of Thorn EMI Plc.)

Factories established and operated by the company included - Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton, Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester, Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles, Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville
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Capitol Records, Inc.
1750 N. Vine Street
Hollywood, California 90028
[l87317]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
~ The Doobie Brothers The Doctor(VHS) Capitol Records ~ US 1989 Sell This Version
0C 054 o 81695 Frank Sinatra Sinatra Sings Cahn And Van Heusen(LP, Comp) One-Up, Capitol Records 0C 054 o 81695 UK 1974 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-86374 Sun (7) Jammin' En Brazil(12", Single) Capitol Records 1A 052Z-86374 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-86467 The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band Starlette / I'll Cut You Loose(12", Single) Capitol Records 1A 052Z-86467 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-86511 Ashford & Simpson Street Corner (Special Long Version)(12") Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 052Z-86511 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-86609 Diana Ross Muscles(12") Capitol Records 1A 052Z-86609 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-1866896 David Bowie China Girl (Long Version)(12") EMI America, EMI America 1A 052Z-1866896 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 062Z 86401 The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band On The Beat(12", Single) Capitol Records, EMI 1A 062Z 86401 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 062Z-86651 George Clinton Atomic Dog(12") Capitol Records 1A 062Z-86651 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-80 704 The Beach Boys Good Vibrations / Barbara Ann(7", RE) Capitol Records 1A 006-80 704 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-81355 Anthony Quinn I Love You, You Love Me(7", RE) Capitol Records 1A 006-81355 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-81415 Skylark (3) Wildflower(7", Single, RE) Capitol Records 1A 006-81415 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-83279 Xavier (2) Work That Sucker To Death / Love Is On The One(7", Single) Liberty 1A 006-83279 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-83322 Kenny Rogers Love Will Turn You Around(7", Single) Liberty 1A 006-83322 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-85970 Little River Band Lonesome Loser(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-85970 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-85995 The Knack (3) Good Girls Don't(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-85995 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86052 April Wine Say Hello(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86052 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86053 Dr. Hook What Do You Want?(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86053 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86064 The Motels Total Control(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86064 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86068 Sammy Hagar Falling In Love(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86068 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86077 Dr. Hook Better Love Next Time(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86077 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86084 The Knack (3) Baby Talks Dirty(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86084 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86085 Tavares Bad Times / Got To Have your Love(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86085 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006 86087 Anne Murray Walk Right Back(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006 86087 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
1A 006-86093 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band* Fire Lake / Long Twin Silver Line(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86093 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86117 Sam Butera And The Witnesses Bim Bam / Twinkle In Your Eye(7", Single, RE) Capitol Records 1A 006-86117 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86137 The Knack (3) Mr. Handleman(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86137 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86148 Tavares I Don't Want You Anymore(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86148 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86161 Motels* Days Are O.K. (But The Nights Were Made For Love)(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86161 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86200 Sammy Hagar Heartbeat(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86200 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86202 Dr. Hook I Don't Feel Much Like Smilin'(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86202 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86217 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band* Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight / You'll Accomp'ny Me(7", Mono) Capitol Records 1A 006-86217 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86224 The Motels Danger(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86224 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86241 Don Schlitz Walkin' The Walk(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86241 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86247 The Motels Whose Problem?(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86247 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86268 Neil Diamond Love On The Rocks (Single) 1A 006-86268 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86273 Glen Campbell Hollywood Smiles(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86273 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86295 The Start (2) Hey You(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86295 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86321 Wanda Jackson Santo Domingo / Whirlpool(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86321 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86330 April Wine Just Between You And Me(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86330 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86341 Juice Newton Queen Of Hearts / Angel Of The Morning(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86341 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86360 Anne Murray Another Sleepless Night(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86360 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86366 A Taste Of Honey Sukiyaki(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86366 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86385 Billy Squier The Stroke(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86385 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86392 Tubes* Don't Want To Wait Anymore(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86392 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86398 The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band On The Beat (Single) 1A 006-86398 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86449 René & Angela I Love You More / Strangers Again(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86449 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86 454 The J. Geils Band Centerfold(7", Single) EMI America, EMI Electrola 1A 006-86 454 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86468 Juice Newton The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) / Ride 'Em Cowboy(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 006-86468 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A006-86476 Little River Band Ballerina(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A006-86476 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86499 Prism (7) Don't Let Him Know(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86499 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86507 Ava Cherry Streetcar Named Desire(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86507 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86520 The Motels Take The L Out Of Lover(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86520 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86534 The Motels Only The Lonely(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 006-86534 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86536 Juice Newton Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86536 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86541 Linda Clifford Don't Come Crying To Me(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86541 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86542 Missing Persons Words(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86542 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86557 Frankie Miller To Dream The Dream(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86557 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86564 A Taste Of Honey We've Got The Groove(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86564 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86578 Anne Murray Hey! Baby!(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86578 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86585 Kim Carnes Voyeur(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86585 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86594 Ashford & Simpson Love It Away(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86594 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86607 Phil Everly Louise(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86607 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86608 Frankie Miller Danger Danger(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 006-86608 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006.86613 Missing Persons Destination Unknown(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 006.86613 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86 617 George Clinton Loopzilla(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86 617 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86 634 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band* Shame On The Moon(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86 634 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86639 Diana Ross So Close / Fool For Your Love(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86639 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-86650 Melba Moore Mind Up Tonight(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86650 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86652 George Clinton Atomic Dog / Man's Best Friend(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86652 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86663 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band* Even Now(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86663 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86664 Strange Advance She Controls Me / Lost In Your Eyes(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86664 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-86667 The Tubes She's A Beauty(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86667 Benelux 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-86674 Diana Ross Who (Single) 1A 006-86674 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86681 The Little River Band* You're Driving Me Out Of My Mind(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86681 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 020-78195 Various Wereldsterren Zingen Wereldhits(LP, Comp, Gat) EMI 1A 020-78195 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 022-58066 Al Martino The Best Of Al Martino(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58066 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58069 Nat King Cole The Best Of Nat King Cole(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58069 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58072 Wanda Jackson The Best Of Wanda Jackson(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58072 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58097 The Andrews Sisters The Andrews Sisters(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58097 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 022-58099 Les Paul & Mary Ford Les Paul & Mary Ford(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure, Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58099 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 022-58099 Les Paul & Mary Ford Les Paul & Mary Ford(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure EMI 1A 022-58099 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A022-58115 Glenn ShorrockBeeb BirtlesGraham Goble Glenn ShorrockBeeb BirtlesGraham Goble - Before: Little River Band(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58115 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58130 The Beatles Rock 'n' Roll Music Vol. 1 (Comp) 1A022-58130 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58131 The Beatles Rock 'n' Roll Music, Volume 2 (Comp) 1A022-58131 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58158 Louis Prima The Best Of Louis Prima (Comp) 1A022-58158 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 027-80497 Tchaikovsky*, Nathan Milstein, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra*, William Steinberg Tchaikovsky*, Nathan Milstein, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra*, William Steinberg - Vioolconcert(LP, RE) EMI, His Master's Voice 1A 027-80497 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 028-80277 The Steve Miller Band* Your Saving Grace(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Capitol Records 1A 028-80277 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 028-81457 Nat King Cole And The George Shearing Quintet Nat King Cole And The George Shearing Quintet - A Beautiful Friendship(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 1A 028-81457 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 028-82023 Merle Haggard Stars Of Country(LP, Comp) Capitol Records 1A 028-82023 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 038-80402 Nat King Cole Cole Español(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, EMI 1A 038-80402 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
1A 038-85585 Jackie Davis Jumpin' Jackie(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records 1A 038-85585 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 046-78 034 Various Only In America East Coast Teen-Rock 1959-1968(LP, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 046-78 034 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 046-78035 Various 'Til My Dreamin' Comes True - West Coast Teen Rock 1958-1964(LP, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 046-78035 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 046-78037 Various Let's Have A Party - The Rockabilly Influence 1950 - 1960(LP, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 046-78037 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 046-78038 Various California Surf Music 1962-1974 Summer Mean Fun(LP, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 046-78038 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
1A 046-78039 Various Good Vibrations- Sounds Of Top 40 Radio 1964-1967(LP, Comp) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 046-78039 Europe 1980 Sell This Version
1A 058-85315 Wanda Jackson There's A Party Goin' On(LP, Mono, RE) Capitol Records 1A 058-85315 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0317 7 Tina Turner Private Dancer(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 006-20 0317 7 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 0320 7 Diana Ross Touch By Touch (Single) 1A 006-20 0320 7 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version