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Dean didn’t specialise only in album covers

– he was the in-house artist of the UK progressive movement,

supplying the original Virgin Records logo in 1973

 

The weird worlds of Roger Dean,

prog rock's artist in residence – in pictures

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Wed 21 Oct 2015        16.14 BST

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2015/oct/21/
roger-dean-somewhere-near-here-prog-rock-album-covers-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

record label        UK / USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/
arts/music/phil-chess-dead.html

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/23/
457083328/the-man-and-the-mistakes-that-invented-rock-n-roll

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/sep/04/
def-jam-hip-hop-music 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jun/28/
morrissey-without-record-deal 

 

 

 

 

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entertainment business

 

 

 

 

Featured Artists Coalition

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/sep/21/
musicindustry-internetipos

 

 

 

 

indie album / label / music

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/gallery/2011/may/01/
ten-best-british-indie-labels-in-pictures

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jul/01/jarvis-cocker-backs-independent-music

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/jun/07/dave-longstreth

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/mar/01/dm-stith-new-york-music

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2008/jun/04/popandrock.news 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Note

http://www.bluenote.com/

 

 

 

 

Deram / Decca

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2019/apr/13/
cover-versions-decca-records-at-90-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

Verve

http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/label.aspx?lid=2

 

 

 

 

Vee-Jay Records

http://www.veejay.mu/

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18112344 - January 15, 2008

 

 

 

 

Atlantic Records

http://www.atlanticrecords.com/

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/31/
business/miriam-bienstock-co-founder-of-atlantic-records-dies-at-92.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2012/nov/01/
acid-jazz-25

 

 

 

 

Rick Hall > FAME - publishing company and studio

https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2018/01/02/
575157623/rick-hall-producer-and-songwriter-who-put-muscle-shoals-on-the-map-dead-at-85

 

 

 

 

1970s Philadelphia sound > Philadelphia International Records

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/26/
arts/music/billy-paulsinger-of-the-hit-me-and-mrs-jones-dies-at-81.html

 

 

 

 


Henry David Epstein        1921-2014

 

Henry Stone (...) produced early recordings

by Ray Charles and James Brown

(...)

(his) Hialeah, Fla., company, TK Records,

was a fountain of disco in the 1970s

and the source of what came

to be called the Miami sound

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/
business/media/henry-stone-93-dies-produced-the-miami-sound.html

 

 

 

 

Sub Pop: 25 years of underground rock        USA        2013

 

From the era-defining grunge of Nirvana

to the dreamy modern Americana of the Shins,

the Seattle label has become

a cornerstone of US alternative music.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jul/04/
sub-pop-25-years-underground-rock
 

 

 

 

25 years of Def Jam:

how the sound of New York's streets

rose up to rule the world        USA        2011

 

From humble beginnings in student digs,

the record label Def Jam is credited

with bringing New York's

street culture and music to the masses

– and even helping to elect a president

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/sep/04/
def-jam-hip-hop-music
 

 

 

 

Dot Records > Randolph Clay Wood        USA        1917-2011

 

Randy Wood started out stocking records

in a nook of his electrical appliance store

before going on to found Dot Records,

a label that found success in the 1950s

recording white artists like Pat Boone

singing black artists’ rhythm-and-blues songs

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/15/
business/media/15wood.html

 

 

 

 

Solar Records

- acronym for Sound of Los Angeles Records=

 

Richard Gilbert Griffey        USA        1938-2010

bringing a funky, laid back, California sound

to soul, R&B and disco in the ’70s and ’80s

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/04/
arts/music/04griffey.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > Motown records        UK / USA

https://www.theguardian.com/music/motown

 

http://www.npr.org/2017/01/24/
511452021/a-club-performance-from-1960s-detroit-holds-one-key-to-motowns-success

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/05/
arts/music/bobby-rogers-dies-at-73-sang-in-smokey-robinsons-miracles.html

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=99214566
- January 10, 2009

 

 

 

 

UK > Virgin Records

https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2015/oct/21/
roger-dean-somewhere-near-here-prog-rock-album-covers-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

UK > Charisma Records

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charisma_Records

 

 

 

 

UK > Fantasy Records        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/jan/12/
label-love-fantasy-records 

 

 

 

 

Factory Records        UK

 

Anthony Howard Wilson,

record label boss, broadcaster and impresario        1950-2007

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2007/aug/13/
guardianobituaries.media

 

 

 

 

USA > Sun Records

 

Samuel Cornelius Phillips / Sam Phillips        1923-2003        USA

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/23/
457083328/the-man-and-the-mistakes-that-invented-rock-n-roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > Chess Records        USA

 

the iconic Chicago blues

and rock 'n' roll label Chess Records

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/17/
586167759/elise-legrows-playing-chess-honors-blues-and-r-b-greats

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/
arts/music/phil-chess-dead.html

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/19/
498579284/phil-chess-co-founder-of-chess-records-dies-at-95

 

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/30/
arts/willie-dixon-musician-76-dies-singer-and-writer-of-classic-blues.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blues / Rock'n Roll

USA > record producer and executive Marshall Chess > Chess Records        UK / USA

Leonard and Phil Chess's legendary Chicago label

 

http://www.clashmusic.com/features/marshall-chess

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/20/
phil-chess-records-chicago-south-side-blues

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/
arts/music/phil-chess-dead.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/
movies/born-in-chicago-tells-of-titans-who-taught-young-proteges.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/nov/06/
leonard-phil-marshall-chess-records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > Cobra Records        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/01/30/
arts/willie-dixon-musician-76-dies-singer-and-writer-of-classic-blues.html

 

 

 

 

early R&B > Jules, Saul and Joe Bihari

USA > Modern Music Records        founded 1945

 

Using the same manufacturing space

and distribution network

that they used

to service and deliver jukeboxes,

the brothers built Modern Records

(to which the name

was shortened in 1948)

into a force among labels

that recorded black music.

 

Along with Chess, Specialty

and other relatively small labels,

Modern recorded, pressed and distributed

some of the most influential blues

and rhythm and blues records

of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/
arts/music/joe-bihari-who-put-early-rb-on-record-dies-at-88.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/12/
arts/music/joe-bihari-who-put-early-rb-on-record-dies-at-88.html

 

 

 

 

 

USA > Stax Records        UK / USA

 

the legendary

Memphis label Stax Records,

(...), through the 1960s,

ran Detroit's Motown Records

a close second as hitmaker and discoverer

of black American musical talent.

 

Otis Redding,

Booker T & the MGs, Isaac Hayes,

the Staple Singers and Johnnie Taylor

were among the many Stax discoveries,

and so good were its house musicians and songwriters

that the Atlantic label took Wilson Pickett and Sam & Dave

to record with them.

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/feb/28/
guardianobituaries.artsobituaries

 

http://www.npr.org/2013/11/16/
245398700/the-soulful-swinging-sounds-of-stax-a-look-back

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2013/aug/01/
elvis-presley-at-stax-review

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2006/dec/19/
urban

 

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2004/feb/28/
guardianobituaries.artsobituaries

 

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/
story.php?storyId=1260725 - May 12, 2003

 

 

 

 

Capitol Records        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/20/
george-martin-beatles-1963

 

 

 

 

Parlophone        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/20/
george-martin-beatles-1963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rick Hall,

a songwriter and record producer

known as the "Father of Muscle Shoals Music"        USA

https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2018/01/02/
575157623/rick-hall-producer-and-songwriter-who-put-muscle-shoals-on-the-map-dead-at-85

 

 

 

 

producer > Steve Lillywhite        USA

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?
storyId=94719171 - September 17, 2008

 

 

 

 

engineer > Eddie Kramer (born SA)        USA

 

 (in) 1967 (...)

he was assigned to work

with a young guitarist

that everyone in London

was talking about

- Jimi Hendrix

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/09/
591919737/eddie-kramer-completes-posthumous-jimi-hendrix-trilogy-with-both-sides-of-the-sk

 

 

 

 

USA > Phil Ramone    1934-2013        USA

 

prolific record producer and engineer

who worked with some of the biggest

music stars of the last 50 years,

including Ray Charles,

Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon,

Billy Joel and Barbra Streisand

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/
arts/music/phil-ramone-record-producer-and-winner-of-14-grammys-dies-at-79.html

 

 

 

 

USA > James Luther Dickinson

musician and record producer    1941-2009        UK

 

Memphis musician and record producer

who worked with the Rolling Stones,

Bob Dylan and Primal Scream

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/aug/17/
jim-dickinson-obituary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

studio        USA

https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2018/01/02/
575157623/rick-hall-producer-and-songwriter-who-put-muscle-shoals-on-the-map-dead-at-85

 

 

 

 

New Orleans, USA

J & M Recording Studio / Cosimo Vincent Matassa (1926-2014)        USA

 

studio

hat helped jump-start rock ’n’ roll

by recording early hits

by the likes of Fats Domino

and Little Richard

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/
arts/music/cosimo-matassa-whose-studio-birthed-a-rock-n-roll-sound-
dies-at-88.html

 

 

 

 

London, UK > Eighty years of Abbey Road - in pictures        UK        8 June 2012

 

Musicians including Edward Elgar,

Ella Fitzgerald, Kate Bush

and, of course, The Beatles

are photographed working

at the world's most famous recording studio.

 

Abbey Road: The Best Studio in the World

is published by Bloomsbury on 19 July, priced £50.

 

A numbered edition

signed by Sir George Martin

will be available at select stores

and bloomsbury.com at £250

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/gallery/2012/jun/09/abbey-road-beatles - broken link

 

 

 

 

re'cord        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jun/17/
metallica-lou-reed-joint-album 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/apr/09/
blur-new-material 

 

 

 

 

recording

 

 

 

 

phonograph records

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sound engineer        USA

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/04/
492433224/meet-the-woman-whos-been-pearl-jams-sound-engineer-for-24-years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

studio engineer        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/10/
618284484/remembering-the-engineer-who-created-rocks-unmistakable-fuzz

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/
obituaries/glenn-snoddy-96-accidental-inventor-of-the-fuzz-tone-dies.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fuzz tone        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/10/
618284484/remembering-the-engineer-who-created-rocks-unmistakable-fuzz

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/
obituaries/glenn-snoddy-96-accidental-inventor-of-the-fuzz-tone-dies.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn Thomas Snoddy        USA        1922-2018

 

(...) studio engineer

who was at the controls

for the historic Nashville recording session

that inadvertently produced the sound

that became known as the fuzz tone

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/
obituaries/glenn-snoddy-96-accidental-inventor-of-the-fuzz-tone-dies.html

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/10/
618284484/remembering-the-engineer-who-created-rocks-unmistakable-fuzz

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/
obituaries/glenn-snoddy-96-accidental-inventor-of-the-fuzz-tone-dies.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudolph Van Gelder    1924-2016        USA

 

audio engineer

whose work with Miles Davis,

John Coltrane

and numerous other musicians

helped define the sound of jazz on record

 

(...)

 

The many albums he engineered

for Blue Note, Prestige, Impulse

and other labels in the 1950s and ’60s

included acknowledged classics like Coltrane’s

“A Love Supreme,” Davis’s “Walkin’,”

Herbie Hancock’s “Maiden Voyage,”

Sonny Rollins’s “Saxophone Colossus”

and Horace Silver’s “Song for My Father.”

In the 1970s he worked primarily for CTI Records,

the most commercially successful jazz label of the period,

where his discography included hit albums

like Esther Phillips’s “What a Diff’rence a Day Makes”

and Grover Washington Jr.’s “Mister Magic.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/
arts/music/rudy-van-gelder-audio-engineer-
who-helped-define-sound-of-jazz-on-record-dies-at-91.html

 

 

 

 

Norman Charles Pickering    1916-2015        USA

 

engineer, inventor and musician

whose pursuit of audio clarity and beauty

helped make phonograph records

and musical instruments sound better

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/
business/norman-c-pickering-refined-the-record-player-dies-at-99.html

 

 

 

 

Roger Scott Nichols    1944-2011        USA

 

recording engineer

whose meticulous studio work

with Steely Dan and others

earned him seven Grammy Awards

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/18/
arts/music/roger-nichols-artist-among-sound-engineers-dies-at-66.html

 

 

 

 

Ray M. Dolby    1933-2013        USA

 

sound pioneer

who founded Dolby Laboratories,

(he) revolutionized the recording industry

with the invention of the Dolby noise-reduction system,

and transformed cinema and home entertainment

with the development of Dolby digital surround sound

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/
business/ray-dolby-who-put-moviegoers-in-the-middle-is-dead-at-80.html

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/13/
audio-pioneer-dolby-dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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