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Epic Records is a record label launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow and black logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. This has included such notables as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Juilliard String Quartet, Antal Doráti conducting the Hague Philharmonic and George Szell conducting the Cleveland Orchestra. A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Jazz is a musical art form characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms, and improvisation. ... The Classical Spectacular showcases many of the greatest classical pieces compose, such as the Swan Lake finale, Zadok the priest, Blue Danube and the William Tell Overture Classical music is music considered classical, as sophisticated and refined, in a regional tradition. ... 1953 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major radio and television network in the United States. ... The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the worlds leading orchestras. ... The Juilliard String Quartet is a well known classical music string quartet. ... Antal Doráti KBE (April 9, 1906 – November 13, 1988) was a conductor and composer. ... George Szell, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1954 György Széll, better known by his Anglicised name George Szell (June 7, 1897 - July 29, 1970) was a conductor and composer. ... The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the major symphony orchestras in the United States. ...


Ten years later, Epic earned its first gold records and developed into a formidable hit-making force in rock and roll, R&B and country music. Among its many acts, it included Bobby Vinton, The Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, Tammy Wynette, Donovan, The Yardbirds, Lulu, and Jeff Beck. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Country music, formerly called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Bobby Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer. ... The Dave Clark Five were a British rock and roll group in the 1960s, and one of the few that were able to present a commercial threat to the Beatles, the dominant group of the period. ... The Hollies The Hollies are a British rock and roll band formed in the early 1960s. ... Tammy Wynette on the cover of her tribute album Tammy Wynette Remembered Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. ... Donovan Leitch Donovan Philips Leitch (usually known simply as Donovan) (born May 10, 1946) is a British musician. ... Yardbirds album cover The Yardbirds were an early British rock band, noted for spawning the careers of several of rock musics most famous guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. ... Lulu on the cover of her 2002 album Together Lulu (real name Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie) is a Scottish singer and songwriter most known for the 1960s international hit record To Sir, With Love. She was born on November 3, 1948 in Glasgow, and shot to fame at the age... Jeff Beck The electric guitarist Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944) is a British rock musician who played in a number of influential bands in the 1960s. ...


During the 1970s, its success extended to include The Clash, Sly And The Family Stone, Boston, REO Speedwagon, Johnny Nash, The Isley Brothers, Edgar Winter and Charlie Rich. This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... The Clash in 1978. ... Sly & The Family Stone, circa 1969. ... Boston is a best-selling rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ... REO Speedwagon is a rock band which grew in popularity in the Midwestern United States during the 1970s. ... John Lester Nash Jr. ... The cover of the 2003 Isley Brothers album, Body Kiss. ... Edgar Winter album cover Edgar Winter is a musician who had significant success in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Charlie Rich ( December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American country, jazz, and blues musician. ...


The likes of Meat Loaf, The Jacksons, Michael Jackson, Ozzy Osborne, Sade, Luther Vandross, Gloria Estefan, George Michael and Cyndi Lauper paved the way for Epic's multiplatinum 1980s and 1990s successes. Cyndi Lauper was released via sister label Portrait Records. Picture of Meat Loaf Meat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday September 27, 1947 in Dallas, Texas) is an American actor and rock and roll performer who came to fame with his album Bat out of Hell and for his movie performances such as Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Sade on the cover of her 1994 collection Best of Sade Sade Adu (born 16 January 1959), born Helen Folasade Adu, is the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the popular English group Sade. ... Luther Vandross Luther Vandross (born Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. ... Gloria, Live & Re-wrapped Tour Promo Poster Gloria Estefan (birth name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo, born September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, who began her career as lead vocalist for the then exclusively Spanish-language band, Miami Sound Machine, in... George Michael George Michael (born June 25, 1963) is a Greek-British pop singer/songwriter born in East Finchley, London. ... Cyndi Lauper CD single Stay Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a singer whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s, the decade in which she first came to fame. ... // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... Portrait Records is a sister label of Epic Records. ...


Other artists signed to Epic are AC/DC, Bad Religion, Duran Duran, Rage Against The Machine, Suicidal Tendencies, Macy Gray, B*Witched (via Glowworm Records), Bone Thugs N Harmony (via Ruthless Records), Jennifer Lopez (from the Work label), and Céline Dion (on the 550 imprint). From left to right: Singer Brian Johnson, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, bass guitarist Cliff Williams, lead guitarist Angus Young, drummer Phil Rudd, c. ... Bad Religion promotional photograph, c. ... At the height of its fame, Duran Duran (The Fab Five) was featured on the cover of the February 1984 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. ... A photo of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk who burnt himself to death as a protest against Vietnamese Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diems administrations practices against the Buddhist religion, features on the cover of the first Rage Against the Machine album. ... Suicidal Tendencies are a punk rock band, formed in 1982 in Venice, California. ... Macy Gray Macy Gray (born Natalie McIntyre on September 6, 1970 in Canton, Ohio) is an American neo-soul/R&B singer. ... B*Witched was a late 1990s girl group from Ireland who were wildly popular in Europe, but only enjoyed mild success in the United States. ... Glowworm Records is a subsidiary of Epic Records. ... Bone Thugs -N- Harmony Bone Thugs n Harmony is a US rap group from Cleveland, Ohio. ... Ruthless Records was the name of two different record labels, a Chicago punk label, and a Los Angeles hip hop label. ... Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn López (also known as J. Lo, born July 24, 1969) is a well-known American actress, singer, fashion designer, dancer and all-around cultural icon. ... Work Records distributes Jennifer Lopez through Epic Records. ... Céline Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a French-Canadian popular vocalist from Quebec, Canada. ... 550 Records is the subsidiary of Epic Records which distributes Céline Dion. ...


The imprint Epic Street was formed for hip-hop artists. Hip hop is a cultural movement that began among urban African Americans, and Hispanics in New York City in the early 1970s, and has since spread around the world. ...


It is currently part of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Sony Corporation bought all of CBS's labels in 1988, and merged its music division with Bertelsmann's BMG in 2004. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... Bertelsmann AG - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Epic artists

Artists who have recorded for Epic includes (listed alphabetically):

From left to right: Singer Brian Johnson, rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, bass guitarist Cliff Williams, lead guitarist Angus Young, drummer Phil Rudd, c. ... Tori Amos Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963 in Newton, North Carolina, USA) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Anastacia on the cover of the collectors edition of her second album Freak of Nature See Anastasia for other people by this alternate spelling of Anastacia. ... Audioslave Audioslave is an alternative rock supergroup consisting of Chris Cornell (formerly of Soundgarden) and the instrumentalists of Rage Against the Machine. ... B*Witched was a late 1990s girl group from Ireland who were wildly popular in Europe, but only enjoyed mild success in the United States. ... Bad Religion promotional photograph, c. ... Jeff Beck The electric guitarist Jeff Beck (born June 24, 1944) is a British rock musician who played in a number of influential bands in the 1960s. ... Ben Folds Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Bone Thugs -N- Harmony Bone Thugs n Harmony is a US rap group from Cleveland, Ohio. ... Boston is a best-selling rock band that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Cheap Trick is an American rock and roll band from Rockford, Illinois that gained popularity in the late 1970s. ... Tina Charles (born March 10, 1954) is a British singer who achieved success as a disco artist in the late 1970s. ... Chevelle Malibu released in 1964 by General Motors. ... Christie was a British pop band formed at the end of the 1960s. ... Gigliola Cinquetti (b. ... The Clash in 1978. ... Dead Or Alive is an influential New Wave band from Liverpool that rose to popularity during the 1980s. ... Céline Dion Céline Marie Claudette Dion OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a French-Canadian popular vocalist from Quebec, Canada. ... Donovan Leitch Donovan Philips Leitch (usually known simply as Donovan) (born May 10, 1946) is a British musician. ... Dope, a industrial metal band starting in New York, has come a long way since the days it started. ... At the height of its fame, Duran Duran (The Fab Five) was featured on the cover of the February 1984 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. ... Gloria, Live & Re-wrapped Tour Promo Poster Gloria Estefan (birth name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo, born September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, who began her career as lead vocalist for the then exclusively Spanish-language band, Miami Sound Machine, in... Good Charlotte Good Charlotte is a pop-rock band from Maryland that formed in 1996. ... Macy Gray Macy Gray (born Natalie McIntyre on September 6, 1970 in Canton, Ohio) is an American neo-soul/R&B singer. ... Heatwave may refer to: Heat_wave - an unseasonal and potentially destructive period of hot weather Heatwave (magazine), a short-lived 1960s anarchist magazine produced in London by Charles Radcliffe. ... The Hollies The Hollies are a British rock and roll band formed in the early 1960s. ... The cover of the 2003 Isley Brothers album, Body Kiss. ... Incubus (from left to right): Brandon Boyd, DJ Kilmore, Mike Einziger, Jose Pasillas, Ben Kenney Incubus is an eclectic rock band, that consists of five men from Calabasas, California: Brandon Boyd (vocals and percussion - including the djembe), Mike Einziger (guitar), Ben Kenney (bass), Jose Pasillas (drums) and DJ Kilmore (turntables). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... Jay Kay (Image from Little L videoclip) Jamiroquai is a British band led by lead singer Jay Kay (short for Jason Kay) and backed by bass and guitar players, drummers, and keyboardists. ... KC and the Sunshine Band KC and the Sunshine Band is an American musical group. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter, most active as a singer during the early to mid 1970s, but a successful songwriter for considerably longer both before and after this period. ... LaBelle was an American disco group, melding dance music with funk and glam rock, resulting in such memorable songs as Lady Marmalade. The group was led by Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944), who later had a successful solo career. ... Lamb of God is a five-piece groove metal band from Richmond, Virginia, USA with death metal influences. ... Cyndi Lauper CD single Stay Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a singer whose melodic voice and wild costumes have come to epitomize the 1980s, the decade in which she first came to fame. ... Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn López (also known as J. Lo, born July 24, 1969) is a well-known American actress, singer, fashion designer, dancer and all-around cultural icon. ... Lulu on the cover of her 2002 album Together Lulu (real name Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie) is a Scottish singer and songwriter most known for the 1960s international hit record To Sir, With Love. She was born on November 3, 1948 in Glasgow, and shot to fame at the age... The McCoys are pop group started in Union City, USA in 1962. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were one of the most popular Philly soul groups of the 1970s. ... Picture of Meat Loaf Meat Loaf (born Marvin Lee Aday September 27, 1947 in Dallas, Texas) is an American actor and rock and roll performer who came to fame with his album Bat out of Hell and for his movie performances such as Eddie in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. ... MFSB (short for Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) were a loose conglomeration of studio musicians who provided backing tracks for dozens of seminal Philadelphia soul recordings in the 1970s, and later released successful songs and albums as a standalone recording act. ... Mind Funk were a funk metal band containing members of Soundgarden and Celtic Frost, originally known as Mind Fuck but were forced by Epic Records, the record label they were signed to, to change their name. ... Modest Mouse live on Saturday Night Live November 14th, 2004 Modest Mouse is an American indie rock band. ... Phil, Mikkey and Lemmy Motörhead are a canonical British speed metal band. ... Mudvayne, left to right: Ryan Martinie, Matt McDonough, Chad Gray, Greg Tribbett Mudvayne is a Peoria, Illinois, USA based alternative metal quartet started in 1996 which is strongly influnced by funk stylings and jazz song structures. ... John Lester Nash Jr. ... Ted Nugent Ted Nugent (born December 13, 1948) aka the Nuge and the Motor City Madman is a guitarist from Detroit, Michigan, originally gaining fame as a member of the Amboy Dukes. ... The OJays are a popular Philadelphia soul group, originally consisting of Walter Williams, Bill Isles, Bobby Massey, William Powell and Eddie Levert. ... The bands nucleus - The Gallagher brothers Noel and Liam - in a rare moment of laughter Oasis is a British rock band, originally formed in Manchester. ... Billy Paul was a US singer famous for his Grammy-winning vocals on Me and Mrs. ... The current Pearl Jam lineup. ... Theodore DeReese (Teddy) Pendergrass, Sr. ... A photo of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk who burnt himself to death as a protest against Vietnamese Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diems administrations practices against the Buddhist religion, features on the cover of the first Rage Against the Machine album. ... Lou Rawls (born December 1, 1935) is a Chicago-born American soul music, jazz, and blues singer. ... REO Speedwagon is a rock band which grew in popularity in the Midwestern United States during the 1970s. ... Charlie Rich ( December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American country, jazz, and blues musician. ... Sade on the cover of her 1994 collection Best of Sade Sade Adu (born 16 January 1959), born Helen Folasade Adu, is the frontwoman and lead vocalist of the popular English group Sade. ... Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, born in Barranquilla, Colombia on February 2, 1977, known simply as Shakira (meaning Woman of Grace in Arabic), is an internationally famous singer and songwriter. ... Sly & The Family Stone, circa 1969. ... Social Distortion live at the Avalon Ballroom in 2004 Social Distortion live at the Avalon Ballroom in 2004 Social Distortion (often known as Social D) is an old school punk band, appearing in the early 80s and still active today. ... Suicidal Tendencies are a punk rock band, formed in 1982 in Venice, California. ... Donna Summer on the cover of her 1993 collection The Donna Summer Anthology Donna Summer (born LaDonna Andrea Gaines on December 31, 1948) is an American pop music singer best known for a string of disco music hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco. Summer... System of a Down (circa 2002) left to right: Serj Tankian, Shavo Odadjian, Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan System of a Down is an alternative metal band from Glendale, California, USA consisting of Serj Tankian (vocals, keyboards), John Dolmayan (drums), Daron Malakian (guitar, vocals) and Shavo Odadjian (bass), and known... Here Comes My Baby: The Ultimate Collection cover. ... Luther Vandross Luther Vandross (born Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. ... Bobby Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer. ... Wham! can mean one of two things: Wham!, a 1980s British pop duo formed by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. ... George Michael George Michael (born June 25, 1963) is a Greek-British pop singer/songwriter born in East Finchley, London. ... Edgar Winter album cover Edgar Winter is a musician who had significant success in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Tammy Wynette on the cover of her tribute album Tammy Wynette Remembered Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. ... Yardbirds album cover The Yardbirds were an early British rock band, noted for spawning the careers of several of rock musics most famous guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. ... Natasha Bedingfield Natasha Bedingfield (born November 26, 1981 in London, UK) is a pop singer and is also the sister of fellow pop singer Daniel Bedingfield. ...

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