Killroy

Killroy

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Dutch label.
Label Code: LC 2373 / LC 02373
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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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1 C 006-95 475 The Walkers (2) - Jack Of Diamond 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 The Walkers (2) Memphis Tennessee(7", Single) Emidisc (2) 1 C 006-96 820 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
1 C 056-95 803 The Walkers (2) - Jack Of Diamond The Walkers (2) Jack Of Diamond(LP, Album) EMI 1 C 056-95 803 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
10-Demonstration-LP Various - 24 Golden Hits Various 24 Golden Hits(LP, Comp, Promo) Killroy, Telstar (2) 10-Demonstration-LP Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
31 Freddy Cash - Bananaboat Song Freddy Cash Bananaboat Song(7") Fly Records (5) 31 Belgium 1972 Sell This Version
1544 Armand En The Walkers (2) - Lijpe Harrie Armand En The Walkers (2) Armand En The Walkers (2) - Lijpe Harrie(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1544 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
1551 The Motives (2) - God Save Our Gracious Cream The Motives (2) God Save Our Gracious Cream(7") Killroy 1551 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
1557 The Teddy Boys* - Sunny Song The Teddy Boys* Sunny Song(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1557 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
1591 The Walkers (2) - There's No More Corn On The Brasos The Walkers (2) There's No More Corn On The Brasos (Single) 1591 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1591 The Walkers (2) - There's No More Corn On The Brasos The Walkers (2) There's No More Corn On The Brasos (Single) 1591 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1631 Michelangelo (3) - Angela - La - La - La 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 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 Sweet Reaction Tell Alain(7", Single) Killroy 1644 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1646 Freddy Cash - I'm Alone Freddy Cash I'm Alone(7") Killroy, Killroy 1646 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1647 Mr. Waldy And Greenlight - Neptune Mr. Waldy And Greenlight Neptune(7", Single) Killroy 1647 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1650 Les Gosses - Dies Irae, Dies Ira / Shoot Les Gosses Dies Irae, Dies Ira / Shoot(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1650 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1666 Piet Knarren En Zijn Trompet* - Mon P'tit Copain / Troika Piet Knarren En Zijn Trompet* Mon P'tit Copain / Troika(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1666 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1668 Steam Machine - Sacramento Steam Machine Sacramento(7", Single) Killroy 1668 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1675 Happy Hank And His Magic Guitar* - The Song Of The Sea Happy Hank And His Magic Guitar* The Song Of The Sea(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1675 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
1676 Lynn Anderson - He Even Woke Me Up Lynn Anderson He Even Woke Me Up(7", Single) Killroy 1676 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1677 Connie Eaton & Dave Peel - In The Shadows Of The Night 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 Free Action - Jingelo Free Action Jingelo(7", Single) Killroy 1678 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1686 Piet Knarren - Mijn Dorpje Piet Knarren Mijn Dorpje(7") Killroy, Killroy 1686 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1689 Four Sale - Toom Toom Toom / Maria Four Sale Toom Toom Toom / Maria(7", Single, RE) Killroy, Killroy 1689 Netherlands 2021 Sell This Version
1689 4-sale* - Toom-Toom-Toom 4-sale* Toom-Toom-Toom(7") Killroy 1689 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1692 East Avenue - Killroy Was Here 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 Armand Je Broer Wordt Ook Soldaat / Als Alle Grenzen Opengaan(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1697 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1700 P.T.N. - Come On Everyone ! P.T.N. Come On Everyone !(7", Single) Killroy 1700 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1705 The Walkers (2) - Who Killed The Fish In The Michigan Lake The Walkers (2) Who Killed The Fish In The Michigan Lake (Single) 1705 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1711 Freddy Cash - Two Twins Of Red Cherries Freddy Cash Two Twins Of Red Cherries(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1711 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1718 The Midgets* - Let Summer Come Again The Midgets* Let Summer Come Again(7", Single) Killroy, killroy 1718 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
1719 John Woolley & Just Born - Moving John Woolley & Just Born Moving(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1719 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1733 The Classics (2) - My Lady Of Spain The Classics (2) My Lady Of Spain (Single) 1733 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1750 The Walkers (2) - Sister Joanne The Walkers (2) Sister Joanne(7", Single, Mono) Killroy, Killroy 1750 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1756 Piet Knarren - Danielle / Ko-ko-mo Piet Knarren Danielle / Ko-ko-mo(7") Killroy, Killroy 1756 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1758 Opus (8) - Ohio Sun / Down In The Valley Opus (8) Ohio Sun / Down In The Valley(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1758 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1763 Fresh Garbage - Milly Fresh Garbage Milly(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1763 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
1766 Marah* And The Walkers (2) - The End Of A Rainbow 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 East Avenue - Bad Song / Mabel East Avenue Bad Song / Mabel(7") Killroy, Killroy 1767 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1775 The Walkers (2) - Taboo The Walkers (2) Taboo (Single) 1775 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1785 Lloyd Green - Three Picks Lloyd Green Three Picks (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1785 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1789 Lt. Parrot - Mouldy Old Dough Lt. Parrot Mouldy Old Dough(7") Killroy, Killroy 1789 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1796 The Classics (2) - Moonlight & Stars The Classics (2) Moonlight & Stars (Single) 1796 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1815 Lt. Parrot - Desperate Dan Lt. Parrot Desperate Dan (7") Killroy, Killroy 1815 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1819 Armand - De Oorlog Woedt In Jezelf / Hou Van Mij Armand De Oorlog Woedt In Jezelf / Hou Van Mij(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1819 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1821 Hoarder Cheeks - Call Sacramento Hoarder Cheeks Call Sacramento(7") Killroy, Killroy 1821 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1822 Hoarder Cheeks - Call Sacramento Hoarder Cheeks Call Sacramento(7") Killroy, Killroy 1822 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
1832 Piet Knarren - Kom Maar Dicht Bij Mij / Violetta Piet Knarren Kom Maar Dicht Bij Mij / Violetta(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1832 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1833 King Bee (5) - Suzy King Bee (5) Suzy(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1833 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1840 The Walkers (2) - I Adore Her / Gipsy Woman The Walkers (2) I Adore Her / Gipsy Woman(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1840 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1868 Kate & Candy - Oh, Baby, Oh Kate & Candy Oh, Baby, Oh (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1868 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
1872 The Walkers (2) - Dance Of Love The Walkers (2) Dance Of Love (Single) 1872 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1873 Windmill (3) - For You To Remember Windmill (3) For You To Remember (Single) 1873 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1874 The Classics (2) - Hey, What's Your Name The Classics (2) Hey, What's Your Name(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1874 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1875 Jimmy Lawton And Claude Rabitsky - L'Amour Toujours / Fire And Blisters 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 Armand - Acapulco (Til Me Nog Eens Op) Armand Acapulco (Til Me Nog Eens Op)(7", Maxi) Killroy, Killroy 1876 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1877 The Midgets* - Tabasco The Midgets* Tabasco(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1877 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1878 The Rockin' Berries - Day To Day The Rockin' Berries Day To Day(7", Single) Killroy 1878 Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
1880 Armand - Vrijheid Armand Vrijheid(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1880 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1900 Clark Richard - Lady La La La Clark Richard Lady La La La(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1900 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1903 Trust (13) - Barbara Allen Trust (13) Barbara Allen(7", Single) Killroy 1903 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1907 Haris Alexiole & Chorus - Maria Me Ta Kitrina Haris Alexiole & Chorus Maria Me Ta Kitrina(7", Single) Killroy 1907 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1914 Freddy Cash - I'm The Singer Of The Band Freddy Cash I'm The Singer Of The Band(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1914 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1917 The Walkers (2) - Oh, Lonesome Me The Walkers (2) Oh, Lonesome Me (Single) 1917 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1920 Windmill (3) - Angeline Windmill (3) Angeline(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1920 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
1921 Proudfoot - Sleepy Sleepy Joe Proudfoot Sleepy Sleepy Joe(7", Single) Killroy 1921 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1925 The Classics (2) - Gimme That Horse The Classics (2) Gimme That Horse (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1925 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1938 Casch-Box - Tchip Tchip Casch-Box Tchip Tchip(7", Single) Killroy 1938 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1946 Eepee Band* - Say What You Have To Say Eepee Band* Say What You Have To Say (7", Single) Killroy 1946 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1949 Eastwood (11) - No One Cares Eastwood (11) No One Cares(7", Single) Killroy 1949 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1960 The Walkers (2) - Jack O'Diamond / I've Got A Tiger By The Tail The Walkers (2) Jack O'Diamond / I've Got A Tiger By The Tail(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1960 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1964 Rainbow (37) - Morning Light / Without You Rainbow (37) Morning Light / Without You (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1964 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1976 Bobby Setter's Cash & Carry - Bullfrog Legs Bobby Setter's Cash & Carry Bullfrog Legs(7", Single, Mono) Killroy, Killroy 1976 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1979 Armand - 'n Beetje Vriendelijkheid / Ne Haber Arkadaslar Armand 'n Beetje Vriendelijkheid / Ne Haber Arkadaslar(7") Killroy, Killroy 1979 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1994 The Classics (2) - If My Heart Was Your Heart 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 The Walkers (2) Drums Of Bora Bora(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1995 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
1997 Piet Knarren - Danny Piet Knarren Danny(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 1997 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2013 Octopus (5) - I'm So In Love With You 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 Classics* Yellow Sun Of Ecuador (Single) 2014 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2023 Clark Richard - Anita Clark Richard Anita(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2023 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2024 Don Mercedes - Multiplication Don Mercedes Multiplication(7") Killroy, Killroy 2024 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2040 The Walkers (2) - I Wasn't Born In Tennessee (We Don't Smoke Marihuana In Muskogee) 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 Windmill (3) - Lelia Windmill (3) Lelia(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2041 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2043 Caroussel* - Tokyo / Shanghai Caroussel* Tokyo / Shanghai(7", Single) Telstar (2), Killroy 2043 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2046 Sound Selection* - Satellite Sound Selection* Satellite(7") Killroy, Killroy 2046 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2047 Gottwald Singers - I'm The Singer Of The Band / Ein Ganzes Leben Lang Gottwald Singers I'm The Singer Of The Band / Ein Ganzes Leben Lang(7") Killroy 2047 Netherlands 1974 Sell This Version
2050 Classics* - Papa Peppone Classics* Papa Peppone (7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2050 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2065 Octopus (5) - My Special Angel Octopus (5) My Special Angel(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2065 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2066 Milk & Honey (9) - Dance Milk & Honey (9) Dance(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2066 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2067 Thomas B. Teven - In Yucatan Thomas B. Teven In Yucatan(7") Killroy, Killroy 2067 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2079 Bobby Setter's Cash & Carry - Petite Suisse Bobby Setter's Cash & Carry Petite Suisse(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2079 Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
2084 The Rising Sun - Sing Me Back Home The Rising Sun Sing Me Back Home(7", Single) Killroy 2084 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2100 Classics* - My Song Is Like A Lovesong Classics* My Song Is Like A Lovesong(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2100 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2104 Circle (14) - Sun, Sand And Singing Circle (14) Sun, Sand And Singing(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2104 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2106 The Walkers (2) - Memphis Tennessee The Walkers (2) Memphis Tennessee(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2106 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2109 Don Mercedes - Stuck On You Don Mercedes Stuck On You(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2109 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2114 Carrousel (4) - Lady Lulu Carrousel (4) Lady Lulu (Single) 2114 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2133 Classics* - Russian Lady Classics* Russian Lady(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2133 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2152 Doug Faraday - Down The Mississippi Doug Faraday Down The Mississippi(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2152 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
2153 Two Man Sound - Charlie Brown Two Man Sound Charlie Brown(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 2153 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version

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LordKoes

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