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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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1 C 006-95 475 Jack Of Diamond  album cover 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 Memphis Tennessee  album cover The Walkers (2) Memphis Tennessee(7", Single) Emidisc (2) 1 C 006-96 820 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 056-95 803 Jack Of Diamond  album cover The Walkers (2) Jack Of Diamond(LP, Comp) EMI 1 C 056-95 803 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
33 ST 2 Promotie Telstar Killroy  album cover Various Promotie Telstar Killroy(LP, Comp, Promo) Telstar (2), Killroy 33 ST 2 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
33-ST-10 24 Golden Hits  album cover Various 24 Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Promo) Killroy, Telstar (2) 33-ST-10 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1551 God Save Our Gracious Cream  album cover The Motives (2) God Save Our Gracious Cream(7") Killroy 1551 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
1557 Sunny Song  album cover The Teddy Boys* Sunny Song(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1557 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
1591 Nobody Loves Like An Irishman  album cover The Walkers (2) Nobody Loves Like An Irishman (Single) 1591 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1591 There's No More Corn On The Brasos  album cover The Walkers (2) There's No More Corn On The Brasos (Single) 1591 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1631 Angela - La - La - La  album cover Michelangelo (3) Angela - La - La - La(7") Killroy 1631 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1636 It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels  album cover Lynn Anderson It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1636 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1644 Tell Alain  album cover Sweet Reaction Tell Alain(7", Single) Killroy 1644 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1646 I'm Alone  album cover Freddy Cash I'm Alone(7") Killroy 1646 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1647 Neptune  album cover Mr. Waldy And Greenlight Neptune(7", Single) killroy 1647 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1650 Dies Irae, Dies Ira / Shoot  album cover Les Gosses Dies Irae, Dies Ira / Shoot(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1650 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1666 Mon P'tit Copain / Troika  album cover Piet Knarren En Zijn Trompet* Mon P'tit Copain / Troika(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1666 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1668 Sacramento  album cover Steam Machine Sacramento(7", Single) Killroy 1668 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1676 He Even Woke Me Up  album cover Lynn Anderson He Even Woke Me Up(7", Single) Killroy 1676 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1677 In The Shadows Of The Night  album cover Connie Eaton & Dave Peel Connie Eaton & Dave Peel - In The Shadows Of The Night(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1677 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1678 Jingelo  album cover Free Action Jingelo(7", Single) Killroy 1678 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1689 Toom-Toom-Toom  album cover 4-sale* Toom-Toom-Toom(7") Killroy 1689 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1692 Killroy Was Here  album cover East Avenue Killroy Was Here(7") Killroy, Killroy 1692 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1697 Je Broer Wordt Ook Soldaat / Als Alle Grenzen Opengaan  album cover Armand Je Broer Wordt Ook Soldaat / Als Alle Grenzen Opengaan(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1697 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1700 Come On Everyone !  album cover P.T.N. Come On Everyone !(7", Single) Killroy 1700 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1705 Who Killed The Fish...  album cover The Walkers (2) Who Killed The Fish... (Single) 1705 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1711 Two Twins Of Red Cherries  album cover Freddy Cash Two Twins Of Red Cherries(7", Single) Killroy 1711 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1718 Let Summer Come Again  album cover The Midgets* Let Summer Come Again(7", Single) Killroy 1718 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
1719 Moving  album cover John Woolley & Just Born Moving(7", Single) Killroy 1719 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1733 My Lady Of Spain  album cover The Classics (2) My Lady Of Spain (Single) 1733 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1750 Sister Joanne  album cover The Walkers (2) Sister Joanne(7", Single, Mono) Killroy, Killroy 1750 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1756 Danielle / Ko-ko-mo  album cover Piet Knarren Danielle / Ko-ko-mo(7") Killroy, Killroy 1756 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1758 Ohio Sun / Down In The Valley  album cover Opus (8) Ohio Sun / Down In The Valley(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1758 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1763 Milly  album cover Fresh Garbage Milly(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1763 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1766 The End Of A Rainbow  album cover Marah* And The Walkers (2) Marah* And The Walkers (2) - The End Of A Rainbow(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1766 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1767 Bad Song / Mabel  album cover East Avenue Bad Song / Mabel(7") Killroy 1767 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1775 Taboo  album cover The Walkers (2) Taboo (Single) 1775 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1785 Three Picks   album cover Lloyd Green Three Picks (7", Single) Killroy 1785 USA, Canada & Europe 1980 Sell This Version
1789 Mouldy Old Dough  album cover Lt. Parrot Mouldy Old Dough(7") Killroy, Killroy 1789 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1796 Moonlight & Stars  album cover The Classics (2) Moonlight & Stars(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1796 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1815 Desperate Dan   album cover Lt. Parrot Desperate Dan (7") Killroy, Killroy 1815 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1819 De Oorlog Woedt In Jezelf / Hou Van Mij  album cover Armand De Oorlog Woedt In Jezelf / Hou Van Mij(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1819 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1832 Kom Maar Dicht Bij Mij  album cover Piet Knarren Kom Maar Dicht Bij Mij(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1832 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1840 I Adore Her  album cover The Walkers (2) I Adore Her(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1840 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1868 Oh, Baby, Oh   album cover Kate & Candy Oh, Baby, Oh (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1868 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
1872 Dance Of Love  album cover The Walkers (2) Dance Of Love(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1872 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1873 For You To Remember   album cover Windmill (3) For You To Remember (Single) 1873 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1874 Hey, What's Your Name  album cover The Classics (2) Hey, What's Your Name(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1874 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1875 L'Amour Toujours / Fire And Blisters  album cover Jimmy Lawton And Claude Rabitsky Jimmy Lawton And Claude Rabitsky - L'Amour Toujours / Fire And Blisters(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1875 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1876 Acapulco (Til Me Nog Eens Op)  album cover Armand Acapulco (Til Me Nog Eens Op)(7", Maxi) Killroy, Killroy 1876 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1877 Tabasco  album cover The Midgets* Tabasco(7", Single) Killroy 1877 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1878 Day To Day  album cover The Rockin' Berries Day To Day(7", Single) Killroy 1878 Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
1880 Vrijheid  album cover Armand Vrijheid(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1880 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1900 Lady La La La  album cover Clark Richard Lady La La La(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1900 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1903 Barbara Allen  album cover Trust (13) Barbara Allen(7", Single) Killroy 1903 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1914 I'm The Singer Of The Band  album cover Freddy Cash I'm The Singer Of The Band(7", Single) Killroy 1914 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1917 Oh, Lonesome Me   album cover The Walkers (2) Oh, Lonesome Me (Single) 1917 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1920 Angeline  album cover Windmill (3) Angeline(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1920 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1925 Gimme That Horse   album cover The Classics (2) Gimme That Horse (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1925 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1946 Say What You Have To Say   album cover Eepee Band* Say What You Have To Say (7", Single) Killroy 1946 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1949 No One Cares  album cover Eastwood (13) No One Cares(7", Single) Killroy 1949 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1960 Jack O'Diamond  album cover The Walkers (2) Jack O'Diamond(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1960 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1979 'n Beetje Vriendelijkheid / Ne Haber Arkadaslar  album cover Armand 'n Beetje Vriendelijkheid / Ne Haber Arkadaslar(7") Killroy, Killroy 1979 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1994 If My Heart Was Your Heart  album cover The Classics (2) If My Heart Was Your Heart(7", Single) Killroy 1994 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1995 Drums Of Bora Bora  album cover The Walkers (2) Drums Of Bora Bora(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1995 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1997 Ein Indiojunge Aus Peru  album cover Piet Knarren Ein Indiojunge Aus Peru(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1997 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2013 I'm So In Love With You  album cover Octopus (5) I'm So In Love With You(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2013 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2014 Yellow Sun Of Ecuador  album cover Classics* Yellow Sun Of Ecuador(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2014 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2023 Anita  album cover Clark Richard Anita(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2023 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2024 Multiplication  album cover Don Mercedes Multiplication(7", Comp) Killroy, Killroy 2024 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2040 I Wasn't Born In Tennessee (We Don't Smoke Marihuana In Muskogee)  album cover 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
2041 Lelia  album cover Windmill (3) Lelia(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2041 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2046 Satellite  album cover Sound Selection* Satellite(7") Killroy, Killroy 2046 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2047 I'm The Singer Of The Band  album cover Gottwald Singers I'm The Singer Of The Band(7") Killroy 2047 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2050 Papa Peppone   album cover Classics* Papa Peppone (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2050 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2065 My Special Angel  album cover Octopus (5) My Special Angel(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2065 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2066 Dance  album cover Milk & Honey* Dance(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2066 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2084 Sing Me Back Home  album cover The Rising Sun Sing Me Back Home(7", Single) Killroy 2084 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2100 My Song Is Like A Lovesong  album cover Classics* My Song Is Like A Lovesong(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2100 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2104 Sun, Sand And Singing  album cover Circle (14) Sun, Sand And Singing(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2104 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2106 Memphis Tennessee  album cover The Walkers (2) Memphis Tennessee(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2106 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2109 Stuck On You  album cover Don Mercedes Stuck On You(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2109 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2114 Lady Lulu   album cover Carrousel (4) Lady Lulu (Single) 2114 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2133 Russian Lady  album cover Classics* Russian Lady(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2133 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2153 Charlie Brown  album cover Two Man Sound Charlie Brown(7", Single) Killroy 2153 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2157 Rock On Brother  album cover The Chequers Rock On Brother(7") Killroy, Killroy 2157 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2161 Joe Dallas The One Armed Bandit(7", Single) Killroy 2161 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2171 I'm Sorry  album cover The Walkers (2) I'm Sorry (Single) 2171 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2181 Daddy  album cover Sweet Reaction Daddy(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2181 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
2193 Please Don't Leave Me Now  album cover Please (12) Please Don't Leave Me Now(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2193 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2209 Boodle An' Shake  album cover Henry St. John And The Moonshine Stringband Boodle An' Shake(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2209 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2210 Blue Angel  album cover Rainbow (37) Blue Angel(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2210 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2220 Ain't Gonna Take No For An Answer  album cover Frank Ifield Ain't Gonna Take No For An Answer(7", Single) Killroy 2220 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
2224 Sodom And Gomorra  album cover Classics* Sodom And Gomorra(7") Killroy, Killroy 2224 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2237 Visit My Castle  album cover The Walkers (2) Visit My Castle(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2237 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2247 Lijpe Harrie  album cover Armand Lijpe Harrie (Single) 2247 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2255 Sunshine Baby  album cover The Classics (2) Sunshine Baby(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2255 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2262 Bye Bye Fraulein  album cover Tony De Navara Bye Bye Fraulein(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2262 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2285 Wings Of An Eagle  album cover Classics* Wings Of An Eagle(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2285 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2286 The Mother Of A Hony Tonk Girl  album cover Mood & Fun The Mother Of A Hony Tonk Girl(7") Killroy, Killroy 2286 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
2296 Djin Djin  album cover Two Man Sound Djin Djin(7") Killroy, Killroy 2296 Benelux 1976 Sell This Version

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