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 its 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, Los Angeles, Calif.
Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Jacksonville, Ill.
Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester, VA.
Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Scranton
Toronto, Canada
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Contact Info:
Capitol Records, Inc.
1750 N. Vine Street
Hollywood, California 90028
Sites:
[l87317]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
- Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique(Cass, Album) Not On Label - US 1989 Sell This Version
0C 054 o 81695 Sinatra Sings Cahn And Van Heusen  album cover 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-85672 Sun Is Here / Boogie Oogie Oogie  album cover Sun (7) / A Taste Of Honey Sun (7) / A Taste Of Honey - Sun Is Here / Boogie Oogie Oogie(12", Single, M/Print) Capitol Records 1A-052Z-85672 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-86374 Jammin' En Brazil  album cover Sun (7) Jammin' En Brazil(12", Single) Capitol Records 1A 052Z-86374 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-86511 Street Corner (Special Long Version)  album cover Ashford & Simpson Street Corner (Special Long Version)(12") Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 052Z-86511 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-86609 Muscles  album cover Diana Ross Muscles(12") Capitol Records 1A 052Z-86609 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 052Z-1866896 China Girl (Long Version)  album cover David Bowie China Girl (Long Version)(12") EMI America, EMI America 1A 052Z-1866896 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 062Z 86401 On The Beat  album cover The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band On The Beat(12", Single) Capitol Records, EMI 1A 062Z 86401 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 062Z-86651 Atomic Dog  album cover George Clinton Atomic Dog(12") Capitol Records 1A 062Z-86651 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-64509 The Model  album cover Kraftwerk The Model(7", Single) EMI 1A 006-64509 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-80 704 Good Vibrations / Barbara Ann  album cover The Beach Boys Good Vibrations / Barbara Ann(7", RE) Capitol Records 1A 006-80 704 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-81355 I Love You, You Love Me  album cover Anthony Quinn I Love You, You Love Me(7", RE) Capitol Records 1A 006-81355 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-81415 Wildflower  album cover Skylark (3) Wildflower(7", Single, RE) Capitol Records 1A 006-81415 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 006-83279 Work That Sucker To Death / Love Is On The One  album cover 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 Love Will Turn You Around  album cover Kenny Rogers Love Will Turn You Around(7", Single) Liberty 1A 006-83322 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-85970 Lonesome Loser  album cover Little River Band Lonesome Loser(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-85970 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-85995 Good Girls Don't  album cover The Knack (3) Good Girls Don't(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-85995 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86052 Say Hello  album cover April Wine Say Hello(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86052 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86053 What Do You Want?  album cover Dr. Hook What Do You Want?(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86053 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86064 Total Control  album cover The Motels Total Control(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86064 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86068 Falling In Love  album cover Sammy Hagar Falling In Love(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86068 Europe 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86077 Better Love Next Time  album cover Dr. Hook Better Love Next Time(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86077 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86084 Baby Talks Dirty  album cover The Knack (3) Baby Talks Dirty(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86084 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86085 Bad Times / Got To Have your Love  album cover Tavares Bad Times / Got To Have your Love(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86085 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006 86087 Walk Right Back  album cover Anne Murray Walk Right Back(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006 86087 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86093 Fire Lake / Long Twin Silver Line  album cover 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 Bim Bam / Twinkle In Your Eye  album cover 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 Mr. Handleman  album cover The Knack (3) Mr. Handleman(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86137 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86148 I Don't Want You Anymore  album cover Tavares I Don't Want You Anymore(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86148 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86161 Days Are O.K. (But The Nights Were Made For Love)  album cover 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 006-86163 One Fine Day  album cover Carole King One Fine Day(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 006-86163 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86172 Mazurka  album cover Mink DeVille Mazurka(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86172 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86200 Heartbeat  album cover Sammy Hagar Heartbeat(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86200 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86202 I Don't Feel Much Like Smilin'  album cover Dr. Hook I Don't Feel Much Like Smilin'(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86202 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 006-86217 Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight  album cover Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band* Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight(7", Mono) Capitol Records 1A 006-86217 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86224 Danger  album cover The Motels Danger(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86224 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86226 How Do I Survive  album cover Amy Holland How Do I Survive(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86226 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86241 Walkin' The Walk  album cover Don Schlitz Walkin' The Walk(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86241 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86247 Whose Problem?  album cover The Motels Whose Problem?(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86247 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86268 Love On The Rocks  album cover Neil Diamond Love On The Rocks (Single) 1A 006-86268 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86273 Hollywood Smiles  album cover Glen Campbell Hollywood Smiles(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86273 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86295 Hey You  album cover The Start (2) Hey You(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86295 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86321 Santo Domingo / Whirlpool  album cover Wanda Jackson Santo Domingo / Whirlpool(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86321 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86330 Just Between You And Me  album cover April Wine Just Between You And Me(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86330 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86341 Queen Of Hearts / Angel Of The Morning  album cover Juice Newton Queen Of Hearts / Angel Of The Morning(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86341 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86360 Another Sleepless Night  album cover Anne Murray Another Sleepless Night(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86360 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86366 Sukiyaki  album cover A Taste Of Honey Sukiyaki(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86366 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86368 Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again  album cover The Fortunes Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again(7", Single, RE) Capitol Records 1A 006-86368 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86369 America  album cover Neil Diamond America(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86369 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 006-86385 The Stroke  album cover Billy Squier The Stroke(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86385 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86392 Don't Want To Wait Anymore  album cover Tubes* Don't Want To Wait Anymore(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86392 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86398 On The Beat  album cover The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band On The Beat (Single) 1A 006-86398 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86449 I Love You More / Strangers Again  album cover René & Angela I Love You More / Strangers Again(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86449 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86 454 Centerfold  album cover The J. Geils Band Centerfold(7", Single) EMI America, EMI Electrola 1A 006-86 454 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86468 The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known) / Ride 'Em Cowboy  album cover 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 Ballerina  album cover Little River Band Ballerina(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A006-86476 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86499 Don't Let Him Know  album cover Prism (7) Don't Let Him Know(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86499 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86507 Streetcar Named Desire  album cover Ava Cherry Streetcar Named Desire(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86507 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86511 Street Corner  album cover Ashford & Simpson Street Corner(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86511 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006.86512 Freeze Frame  album cover The J. Geils Band Freeze Frame(7", Single) EMI America, EMI America 1A 006.86512 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-86520 Take The L Out Of Lover  album cover The Motels Take The L Out Of Lover(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86520 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86534 Only The Lonely  album cover The Motels Only The Lonely(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 006-86534 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86536 Love's Been A Little Bit Hard On Me  album cover 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 Don't Come Crying To Me  album cover Linda Clifford Don't Come Crying To Me(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86541 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86542 Words  album cover Missing Persons Words(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86542 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86557 To Dream The Dream  album cover Frankie Miller To Dream The Dream(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86557 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86564 We've Got The Groove  album cover A Taste Of Honey We've Got The Groove(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86564 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86578 Hey! Baby!  album cover Anne Murray Hey! Baby!(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86578 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86585 Voyeur  album cover Kim Carnes Voyeur(7", Single) EMI America 1A 006-86585 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86594 Love It Away  album cover Ashford & Simpson Love It Away(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86594 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86607 Louise  album cover Phil Everly Louise(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86607 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86608 Danger Danger  album cover Frankie Miller Danger Danger(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 006-86608 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006.86613 Destination Unknown  album cover Missing Persons Destination Unknown(7", Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 1A 006.86613 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86 617 Loopzilla  album cover George Clinton Loopzilla(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86 617 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86634 Shame On The Moon  album cover Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band* Shame On The Moon(7") Capitol Records 1A 006-86634 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86639 So Close / Fool For Your Love  album cover Diana Ross So Close / Fool For Your Love(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86639 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-86650 Mind Up Tonight  album cover Melba Moore Mind Up Tonight(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86650 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86652 Atomic Dog / Man's Best Friend  album cover George Clinton Atomic Dog / Man's Best Friend(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86652 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86663 Even Now  album cover Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band* Even Now(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86663 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86664 She Controls Me / Lost In Your Eyes  album cover Strange Advance She Controls Me / Lost In Your Eyes(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86664 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-86667 She's A Beauty  album cover The Tubes She's A Beauty(7", Single) Capitol Records 1A 006-86667 Benelux 1983 Sell This Version
1A 006-86674 Who  album cover Diana Ross Who (Single) 1A 006-86674 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 006-86681 You're Driving Me Out Of My Mind  album cover 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 Wereldsterren Zingen Wereldhits  album cover Various Wereldsterren Zingen Wereldhits(LP, Comp, Gat) EMI 1A 020-78195 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A 022-58066 The Best Of Al Martino  album cover Al Martino The Best Of Al Martino(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58066 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58069 The Best Of Nat King Cole  album cover Nat King Cole The Best Of Nat King Cole(LP, Comp) Music For Pleasure 1A022-58069 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 022-58072 The Best Of Wanda Jackson  album cover 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  album cover 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  album cover 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  album cover Les Paul & Mary Ford Les Paul & Mary Ford(LP, Comp, RE) Music For Pleasure 1A 022-58099 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
1A022-58115 Before: Little River Band  album cover 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 Rock 'n' Roll Music Vol. 1  album cover The Beatles Rock 'n' Roll Music Vol. 1 (Comp) 1A022-58130 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58131 Rock 'n' Roll Music, Volume 2  album cover The Beatles Rock 'n' Roll Music, Volume 2 (Comp) 1A022-58131 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A022-58158 The Best Of Louis Prima  album cover Louis Prima The Best Of Louis Prima (Comp) 1A022-58158 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
1A 027-80497 Vioolconcert  album cover 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 Your Saving Grace  album cover The Steve Miller Band* Your Saving Grace(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Capitol Records 1A 028-80277 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 028-81457 A Beautiful Friendship  album cover 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 Stars Of Country  album cover Merle Haggard Stars Of Country(LP, Comp) Capitol Records 1A 028-82023 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
1A 038 15789 1 Motels  album cover Motels* Motels(LP, Album, Cap) Capitol Records 1A 038 15789 1 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
1A 038-80402 Cole Español  album cover Nat King Cole Cole Español(LP, Album, RE) Capitol Records, EMI 1A 038-80402 Europe Unknown Sell This Version