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Encyclopedia > Colpix Records

Colpix Records was the first recording company for Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems. Colpix got its name from combining Columbia (Col) and Pictures (Pix), and was founded by Stu Phillips in the late-1950s. Lester Sill later headed the label, after breaking with Philles Records partner Phil Spector. Columbia Pictures current logo. ... Screen Gems is an American subsidiary company of Columbia Pictures Corp. ... Stu Phillips is a television and film music composer. ... The 1950s were the decade that traditionally speaking, spanned the years 1950 through 1959. ... Lester Sill was an American record label executive, best remembered as Phil Spectors partner in Philles Records (the name came from the first parts of their names, Phil and Les), and also as the head of both Colpix Records and the later Colgems Records. ... Philles Records was formed in 1961 by Phil Spector and Lester Sill. ... The Phil Spector anthology album, Back to Mono. ...

Artists for the label included Lou Christie, James Darren, Paul Petersen, Shelley Fabares (the latter two also costars of The Donna Reed Show) and the Marcels. Two of the label's best known number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Charts were "Blue Moon" by the Marcels in the spring of 1961, and Shelley Fabares' "Johnny Angel" in the spring of 1962. Lou Christie (born Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco on February 19, 1943 in Glenwillard, Pennsylvania) is an American singer-songwriter best known for a string of pop hits in the 1960s. ... A reissue of two early James Darren albums. ... William Paul Petersen (born September 23, 1945 in Glendale, California) is an American movie actor, singer, novelist, and activist for child stars. ... Shelley Fabares (born January 19, 1944) is an American actress and singer. ... The Donna Reed Show was a situation comedy which aired on ABC from 1958 to 1966. ... The Marcels were a doo-wop group known for turning beloved American classical pop songs into rock and roll. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The term Blue Moon has at least three different meanings, which are described below. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Johnny Angel is a 1945 film starring George Raft. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...

Colpix also released a soundtrack album of Hanna-Barbera cartoons. It included actual dialogue tracks from Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, and Pixie and Dixie, and the recording was narrated by Daws Butler, speaking in the voice of Huckleberry Hound. Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... Huckleberry Hound is a fictional cartoon character created by Hanna-Barbera, and the star of the late 1950s animated series The Huckleberry Hound Show, Hanna-Barberas second series made for television after The Ruff & Reddy Show. ... Yogi Bear Yogi Bear is a fictional cartoon character bear created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. ... Categories: Stub | Hanna-Barbera and Cartoon Network Studios cartoons and characters | Fictional rodents | Fictional cats ... Charles Dawson Daws Butler (November 16, 1916 – May 18, 1988) was a voice actor, who created and played the voices of many famous animated cartoon characters, including Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound. ...

The label was discontinued in 1966, and was promptly replaced by Colgems Records, which was primarily used for releases by The Monkees during their four-year existence. Prior to their involvement with The Monkees, Davy Jones and Michael Nesmith had each signed to Colpix Records as solo artists. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Colgems Records was a record label which existed from 1966 to 1971. ... The Monkees were a four-man musical band created for an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... Davy Jones, 1967 Davy Jones redirects here, for other uses see David Jones. ... Robert Michael Nesmith, born December 30, 1942 in Houston, Texas, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, producer, novelist, businessman and philanthropist. ...

Nina Simone also recorded for Colpix. A fine album is available: Nina Simone - The Best of the Colpix Years. Rhino Records issued a double compact disc compilation, The Colpix-Dimension Story, in 1994, which also included selections from Dimension Records, a related label. Eunice Kathleen Waymon, better known as Nina Simone (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), was an American singer, songwriter, pianist and activist. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... The Compact Disc logo was inspired by that of the previous Compact Cassette. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...

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