London Records

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London Records is a British record label and is now part of the Warner Music Group major label .

London Records was formed after the UK branch of Decca split from the US branch. The American London label then sold the British Decca records in the USA because the name Decca could no longer be used there.

The label sold records from 1947 to 1979 mainly in the United States, Canada and Latin America. In addition, London Records also published US titles in Germany, but also German music interpreters published on London, such as the composer Martin Böttcher .

Many rock 'n' roll tracks were originally released on London, including tracks by Bill Haley , Carl Perkins , Eddie Cochran , Chuck Berry , Roy Orbison , Billy Vaughn , Pat Boone , Ricky Nelson , Little Eva , Johnny and the Hurricanes et al. v. a., but also jazz tracks like Betty Smith's . In the Federal Republic of Germany, London brought out a series of long-playing records with rock 'n' rollers (including Little Richard , Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis ) under the title “Das ist ...” , which usually contained 14 hits by the respective artist.

The British Decca was bought by PolyGram in 1979 and Polygram was in turn taken over by the Universal Music Group in 1998 . At this point, however, London Records was already semi-independent within the PolyGram group and owned by Roger Ames . When he moved to the board of the Warner Music Group , he took the label name with him and so the rights to the old London recordings are now owned by Warner.

The label is still used today for publications, mostly by British artists.