Killroy

Killroy

Profile:
Killroy was a label operated by Dutch record company Telstar Records. It was formed in the early 1970s by Telstar owner Johnny Hoes to cater for the growing pop and rock markets, which he felt could not be targeted by the Telstar label itself which was specialised in Dutch schlager music. Killroy was also used for English language releases. Its name and logo were based on the famous 'Kilroy was here' slogan, although Telstar (intentionally?) used two L's in its name rather than one.
From 1970 to 1982 Killroy enjoyed some success in the Dutch charts with homegrown talent such as The Classics, The Walkers, Normaal, Toontje Lager, the Frank Boeijen Groep and most notably Doe Maar, whose first two LPs sold over 500,000 copies on Killroy. From 1980 the label also put out several disco and rap releases, often licensed from foreign record companies. Falco's first hit Der Kommisar was released on Killroy, as was Pino d'Angio's Ma Quale Idea (later sampled in Madison Avenue's Dont Call Me Baby).
Killroy folded in 1983 and was replaced by a new Telstar label, Sky. All artists on Killroy moved to Sky, which itself folded in the late 1980s.

Killroy was een label van Telstar en ontstond begin jaren '70. Eigenaar Johnny Hoes vond het van belang dat er naast Telstar een apart label kwam waar de wat meer pop en rock gerichte muziek op terecht kwam in plaats van op het in 'volkse' muziek gespecialiseerde Telstar. Ook vond het Engelstalige materiaal een plek op Killroy. Rond 1980 werden ook enkele disco- en rapplaten op Killroy uitgebracht. De naam van het label en het logo waren ontleend aan de leus 'Kilroy was here', hoewel de schrijfwijze van het label al dan niet opzettelijk fout was: Killroy met twee l'en in plaats van met één.
Tussen 1970 en 1983 was Killroy behoorlijk succesvol met Nederlandse pop- en rockbands als als The Classics, Frank Boeijen Groep, Pino d'Angio', Doe Maar, Falco, Normaal, Toontje Lager en The Walkers.
In 1983 werd Killroy - net als alle andere sublabels van Telstar - opgeheven en vervangen door het Sky-label.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 C 006-95 475 The Walkers (2) Jack Of Diamond(7", Single) Columbia, EMI Electrola 1 C 006-95 475 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
1 C 006-96 820 The Walkers (2) Memphis Tennessee(7", Single) Emidisc (2) 1 C 006-96 820 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
33-ST-10 Various 24 Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Promo) Killroy, Telstar 33-ST-10 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1551 The Motives (2) God Save Our Gracious Cream(7") Killroy 1551 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
1557 Teddy Boys Sunny Song(7", Single, Promo) Killroy 1557 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
1591 The Walkers (2) There's No More Corn On The Brasos(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1591 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1591 The Walkers (2) Nobody Loves Like An Irishman(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1591 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1631 Michelangelo (3) Angela - La - La - La(7") Killroy 1631 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1636 Lynn Anderson It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1636 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1644 Sweet Reaction Tell Alain(7", Single) Killroy 1644 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1646 Freddy Cash I'm Alone(7") Killroy 1646 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1689 4-sale* Toom-Toom-Toom(7") Killroy 1689 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1692 East Avenue Killroy Was Here(7") Killroy, Killroy 1692 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1697 Armand Je Broer Wordt Ook Soldaat / Als Alle Grenzen Opengaan(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1697 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1705 The Walkers (2) Who Killed The Fish...(7", Single) Killroy 1705 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1718 Midgets Let Summer Come Again(7", Single) Killroy 1718 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1719 John Woolley & Just Born Moving(7", Single) Killroy 1719 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1733 The Classics (2) My Lady Of Spain(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1733 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1750 The Walkers (2) Sister Joanne(7", Single, Mono) Killroy, Killroy 1750 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1767 East Avenue Bad Song / Mabel(7") Killroy 1767 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1775 The Walkers (2) Taboo (Single) 1775 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1796 The Classics (2) Moonlight & Stars(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1796 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1819 Armand De Oorlog Woedt In Jezelf / Hou Van Mij(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1819 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1840 The Walkers (2) I Adore Her(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1840 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1872 The Walkers (2) Dance Of Love / Sweet Rosalie(7", Single) Killroy 1872 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1873 Windmill (3) For You To Remember (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1873 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1874 The Classics (2) Hey, What's Your Name(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1874 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1876 Armand Acapulco (Til Me Nog Eens Op)(7", Maxi) Killroy, Killroy 1876 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1877 Midgets Tabasco(7", Single) Killroy 1877 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1878 The Rockin' Berries Day To Day(7", Single) Killroy 1878 Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
1880 Armand Vrijheid(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1880 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1900 Clark Richard Lady La La La(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1900 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1917 The Walkers (2) Oh, Lonesome Me (Single) 1917 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1920 Windmill (3) Angeline(7", Single) Killroy 1920 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1925 The Classics (2) Gimme That Horse / Weekend(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1925 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1944 Rank Strangers (2) Rank Strangers(LP, Album) Killroy 1944 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1979 Armand 'n Beetje Vriendelijkheid / Ne Haber Arkadaslar(7") Killroy 1979 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1994 The Classics (2) If My Heart Was Your Heart(7", Single) Killroy 1994 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1995 The Walkers (2) Drums Of Bora Bora(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1995 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1995O Michael Nesmith Compilation(LP, Comp) Killroy 1995O Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2013 Octopus (5) I'm So In Love With You(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2013 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2014 Classics* Yellow Sun Of Ecuador(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2014 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2040 The Walkers (2) I Wasn't Born In Tennessee (We Don't Smoke Marihuana In Muskogee)(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2040 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2046 Sound Selection Satellite(7") Killroy, Killroy 2046 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2047 Gottwald Singers I'm The Singer Of The Band(7") Killroy 2047 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2050 Classics* Papa Peppone (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2050 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2065 Octopus (5) My Special Angel(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2065 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2084 The Rising Sun Sing Me Back Home(7", Single) Killroy 2084 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2100 Classics* My Song Is Like A Lovesong(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2100 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2106 The Walkers (2) Memphis Tennessee(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2106 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2109 Don Mercedes Stuck On You(7", Single) Killroy 2109 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2114 Danny Cardo En Carrousel (4) Danny Cardo En Carrousel (4) - Lady Lulu (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2114 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2114 Carrousel (4) Lady Lulu (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2114 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2127 The Walkers (2) I'm Sorry(7", Single) Killroy 2127 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2133 Classics* Russian Lady(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2133 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2153 Two Man Sound Charlie Brown(7", Single) Killroy 2153 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2157 The Chequers Rock On Brother(7") Killroy, Killroy 2157 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2181 Sweet Reaction Daddy(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2181 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
2224 Classics* Sodom And Gomorra(7") Killroy, Killroy 2224 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2247 Armand Lijpe Harrie (Single) 2247 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2255 The Classics (2) Sunshine Baby(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2255 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2285 Classics* Wings Of An Eagle(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2285 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2286 Mood & Fun The Mother Of A Hony Tonk Girl(7") Killroy, Killroy 2286 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2296 Two Man Sound Djin Djin(7") Killroy, Killroy 2296 Benelux 1976 Sell This Version
2336 Armand Ben Ik Te Min / Blommenkinders(7") Killroy, Killroy 2336 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2365 The Classics (2) My Lady Of Spain / Bury My Heart(7", Single, RE) Killroy, Killroy 2365 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
2366 Normaal Oerend Hard / Alie (Single) 2366 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
2367 The Classics (2) Yellow Sun Of Ecuador / Wings Of An Eagle(7", Single, RE) Killroy, Killroy 2367 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
2368 The Scorpions Hello Josephine / Ann Louise(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2368 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
2371 Showaddywaddy When / Heartbeat(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2371 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
2400 The Classics (2) It's Christmas My Darling(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2400 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2411 Black Beauty Olé O' Cangaceiro(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2411 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2422 Normaal Oerend Hard (Single) 2422 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2424 Ulrich And The Neighbours* Heute Soll Ein Festtag Sein(7") Killroy, Killroy 2424 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2435 Margie Brown (2) My Letter(7", Single) Killroy 2435 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
2482 Mystic (5) Disco Love Affair(7") Killroy, Killroy 2482 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2492 Hank Burns Nadia's Theme(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2492 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2500 Classics* Emmylou(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2500 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2530 Normaal Alie (Single) 2530 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2535 The Walkers (2) Ramona Te Quiero(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2535 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2560 Classics* Lookin' In The Eyes Of My Melanie(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2560 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2565 Normaal Daldeejen(7") Killroy, Killroy 2565 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2570 Armand Dat Is Juist De Pest !(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2570 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2600 The Walkers (2) Rock On (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2600 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2610 Cees & Monique* Huggle-Wuggle(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2610 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
2630 Hank Burns Classical Tango(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2630 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2640 Sky Lovers Orchestra Sky Lovers(7") Killroy 2640 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2641 Mel Jersey Spiel Nicht Das Lied(7", Single) Killroy 2641 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
2680 Irene & The Classics A Gipsy In His Heart / Marlena(7") Killroy, Killroy 2680 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2684 Willy Iskandar* Kapan-Kapan (Rock)(7") Killroy, Killroy 2684 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2685 Normaal Ik Bun Moar Een Eenvoudige Boerenlul / Oh Deerne 2685 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2700 Ricky Delirio Chico(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2700 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2704 The Major Dundee Band The Longer The Distance(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2704 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2716 The Classics (2) She Did It For Her Daddy(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2716 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2727 Danny Taylor (10) Shame And Scandal In The Family(7", Single) Killroy 2727 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2738 Normaal 't Verstand Op Nul ... En De Ogen Op Onendig(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2738 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2754 Savage Kalman And The Explosion Rockets Babysittin'(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2754 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
2778 Early Bird Mother Played The Dobro(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2778 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
2784 Oasis (7) Guitar Holiday(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2784 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
2785 Fats Domino Sleeping On The Job(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2785 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version

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August 22, 2013
KIL 21035 KL Pop in je moers taal 1982