London Records is a British record label and is now part of major label Warner Music Group.
London Records arose after the British branch of Decca by the U.S. branch separated. The American London label then drove the British Decca records in the U.S., because the name Decca was not allowed to be used there.
The label sales from 1947 to 1979 records predominantly in the United States, Canada and Latin America. In addition, London Records also released U.S. titles in Germany, but also German music performer on London published as the composer Martin Böttcher.
Very many rock'n'roll tracks were originally released on " London ", including tracks from Bill Haley, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Billy Vaughn, Pat Boone, Ricky Nelson, Little Eva, Johnny and The Hurricanes and many others, but also jazz titles such as Betty Smith.
The British Decca was bought in 1979 by PolyGram Polygram and in turn was taken over by the Universal Music Group in 1998. At this time, however, London Records was halfway independently within the PolyGram group and owned by Roger Ames. When he joined the board of the Warner Music Group, he took the label name and then the rights to the old London recordings are now owned by Warner.
The label is still used today for publications, mainly by British artists.
- British music label
- Rock-' n'- roll- label
- Rock label
- Major sub-label
- Company (England)