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Monument Records was a record label founded in 1958 by Fred Foster and Bob Moore. From a recording studio in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville, Tennessee they produced a variety of sounds including Rock and Roll, Country and Western, and Rhythm and Blues. This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... See also: 1957 in music, other events of 1958, 1959 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Little Richard begins attending classes at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama February 14 - The Iranian government bans rock & roll because they claim that the form... Fred Luther Foster (born July 26, 1931) is a songwriter, music record producer, and founder of Monument Records. ... Bob Moore Bob Loyce Moore (born November 30, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee), is an American session musician, orchestra leader, and legendary bassist. ... A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Hendersonville is a large town in Sumner County, Tennessee, on Old Hickory Lake. ... 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. ... Country music, once known as Country and Western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ...


The company's first recording was by Billy Grammer, titled "Gotta Travel On." However, it was the signing of the ex Sun Records singer, Roy Orbison, that brought great success, starting with the 1960 hit, Only the Lonely. In addition to Orbison, over the years the studio was home to a number of successful recording artists including Kris Kristofferson, Jeannie Seely, Boots Randolph, Dolly Parton, Ray Stevens, Cindy Walker, Charlie McCoy, Willie Nelson, Tommy Roe, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. Billy Grammer (born William Wayne Grammer on August 28, 1925 in Benton, Illinois) is an American country music singer and noted guitar player. ... Label of the fourth Sun Records Sun Records has been the name for four 20th century record labels. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... Roy Orbison Only the Lonely is a 1960 American song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Marilyn Jeanne Seely (born July 6, 1940 in Titusville, Pennsylvania) is a country music singer. ... Boots Randolph (born Homer Louis Randolph III on June 3, 1927 in Paducah, Kentucky) is an American saxophonist and renowned session musician. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Ray Stevens was born Harold Ray Ragsdale on January 24, 1939 in Clarkdale, Georgia, now part of Decatur. ... Cindy Walker, born July 20, 1918 is an American singer/songwriter and dancer. ... For the African American blues musician, see Papa Charlie McCoy. ... Willie Nelson (born William Hugh Nelson, 30 April 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Tommy Roe, born May 9, 1942 is an American pop music singer/songwriter. ... Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky) is an American country singer, and actor, who is probably best known for his hit single Achy Breaky Heart (1992). ... Larry Gatlin (born May 2, 1948 in Seminole, Texas) is an American singer, songwriter, stage actor and author. ...


With the loss of Monument's key business partner, Bob Moore, followed by the loss of Orbison to MGM in 1965, the studio fell into a slow decline. These circumstances, combined with a series of bad investments in the 1980s, led to difficulties that saw Foster lose the company to bankruptcy. Today, the catalog of Monument recordings is owned by Sony Corporation. MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (TYO: 6758), (NYSE: SNE) is a global consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ...


Fred Foster, also started a soul/R&B label called 'Sound Stage 7' in the 1960s. Its rostrum of artists included Allen Toussaint (recording under another name), Ivory Joe Hunter, the O'Jays, Joe Simon and Alvin Cash, among others. Tracks by artists on this label, often produced by Foster with arrangements by Bill Justis (famous in rock history for his hit 'Raunchy'), were generally only available as singles. Arthur Alexander was also one of this label's artists for a time and one deserving a special mention in pop and rock history for his particular influence on the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. In particular, it is believed that John Lennon was heavily influenced in his singing style by Arthur Alexander. Fred Luther Foster (born July 26, 1931) is a songwriter, music record producer, and founder of Monument Records. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Paul Shaffer (L) and Allen Toussaint on the September 7, 2005 show of The Late Show with David Letterman Allen Toussaint (born January 14, 1938) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer and one of the most influential figures in New Orleans R&B. In the 1960s and 1970s... For the Motown producer-songwriter, see Ivy Joe Hunter. ... The OJays were a 1970s Philadelphia soul group, originally consisting of Walter Williams, Bill Isles, Bobby Massey, William Powell and Eddie Levert. ... William E. Bill Justis Jr. ... Arthur Alexander (May 10, 1940 - June 9, 1993), born in Florence, Alabama, was perhaps the biggest star to arise out of the American country-soul scene. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... This article is about the rock band. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Arthur Alexander (May 10, 1940 - June 9, 1993), born in Florence, Alabama, was perhaps the biggest star to arise out of the American country-soul scene. ...


See also

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