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Pye Records was a British record label. Its best known artist was Petula Clark, who recorded for the label from 1957 through 1971. 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. ... Petula Clark on the cover of her latest DVD/CD release Petula Sally Olwen Clark (born November 15, 1932), CBE, is a British singer, actress, and composer, best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ...


The Pye Company originally sold televisions and radios. It entered the record business when it bought Nixa Records in 1953. In 1955, Pye acquired Polygon Records, a label that had been established by Clark's father to control distribution of her recordings, and merged it with Nixa Records to form Pye Nixa Records. In 1959, the name was changed to Pye Records and ATV acquired 50% of the label. ATV bought the other half of the business in 1966. Two subsidiaries where created during the sixties: Pye Golden Guinea Records and Piccadilly Records. They were replaced by Dawn Records in the seventies. When the rights to the name Pye expired in 1980, the label changed its name to PRT Records. Pye Ltd. ... Nixa Records was a record label that was acquired by the Pye Company in 1953. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Polygon Records was one of the first British independent record labels. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The ATV colour logo, used from the start of the colour standard in 1969 until the companys demise in 1981. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Pye Records formed Pye Golden Guinea Records in the early 1960s as an outlet for new acts. ... Pye Records formed Piccadilly Records in the early 1960s as an outlet for new acts, including Joe Brown & the Bruvvers, Clinton Ford, The Rockin Berries, Sounds Orchestral and, later on, the Ivy League who metamorphosed into the memorable Flowerpotmen, famous for their Summer of Love anthem Lets Go to... Dawn Records was a subsidiary of Pye Records. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... PRT Records was the new name of Pye Records when the rights to the name Pye expired in 1980. ...


In 1958 Pye International Records was started. The company distributed many American labels, including Chess Records, A&M Records, Kama Sutra Records, Buddah Records, and King Records in the UK. 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In 1958 Pye International Records was started. ... Chess Records was an American record label, based in Chicago, Illinois. ... A&M Records is a record label formed in 1962 by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. ... Kama Sutra Records was started in 1964 as Kama Sutra Productions, a production house. ... While working at Kama Sutra Records, Art Kass was unhappy with the distribution deal with MGM Records and started Buddah Records around 1967. ... King Records is the name of at least two different record labels. ...


The company entered the budget-priced record market in the 60s with Marble Arch re-issuing Pye material.


Notable artists on Pye Records

Petula Clark on the cover of her latest DVD/CD release Petula Sally Olwen Clark (born November 15, 1932), CBE, is a British singer, actress, and composer, best known for her upbeat popular international hits of the 1960s. ... Donovan Leitch Donovan Philips Leitch (usually known simply as Donovan) (born May 10, 1946) is a British musician. ... The Kinks are a British rock group. ... The Searchers are a British rock act who emerged as part of the Merseybeat era along with The Beatles, The Swinging Blue Jeans and Gerry and the Pacemakers. ... Look up Status quo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Status quo is a Latin term meaning the present current, existing state of affairs. ...

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Pye Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (214 words)
In 1955, Pye acquired Polygon Records, a label that had been established by Clark's father to control distribution of her recordings, and merged it with Nixa Records to form Pye Nixa Records.
In 1959, the name was changed to Pye Records and ATV acquired 50% of the label.
When the rights to the name Pye expired in 1980, the label changed its name to PRT Records.
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