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RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. The "RSO" stands for the Robert Stigwood Organisation. 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. ... Polydor Records is a record label headquartered in Germany, currently a subsidiary of Universal Music. ... 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. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Robert Stigwood is British music producer, primarily for film and stage. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Brian Epstein, The Beatles Manager and a force behind the groups early success. ...


RSO managed the careers of several superstars (Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Andy Gibb, Player), and, as a record label, released the soundtracks to Tommy, The Empire Strikes Back, Jesus Christ Superstar, Times Square, Grease, and Saturday Night Fever. The release of the latter two albums made RSO one of the most financially successful labels of the 1970s. The disastrous commercial and critical failure of RSO's movie version of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1978 crippled the company. By 1981 Stigwood had ended his involvement with the label, which was absorbed into Polydor. The Bee Gees were a British band, formed in Australia. ... // Headline text Eric Patrick Slowhand Clapton eric clapton is cool Eric Patrick “Slowhand” Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945) is a Grammy Award winning British composer, singer and guitarist who became one of the most respected and influential artists of the rock era, garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the... Andy Gibb — Cover of the Shadow Dancing album Andy Gibb (March 5, 1958 – March 10, 1988) was an Anglo-Australian singer and teen idol, and the younger brother of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, also known as the Bee Gees. ... Pop/Rock group formed in Los Angeles, CA: Peter Backett {vocals, guitar}, John Crowley {vocals, guitar}, Wayne Cooke {keyboards}, Ronn Moss {bass} and John Friesan {drums}. Moss played Ridge Forester on the tv soap The Bold And The Beautiful. The group is best known for the soft rock sound. ... Tommy (1969) is one of The Whos two full-scale rock operas, and the first musical work explicitly billed as a rock opera. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the sequel to the first released Star Wars movie, and the second film released in the original trilogy. ... Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. ... Times Square (movie) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Grease (1978) is the name of a film directed by Randal Kleiser and based on Jim Jacobs and Warren Caseys musical, Grease. ... Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 movie starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a troubled Brooklyn youth whose weekend activities are dominated by visits to a New York discotheque. ... The 1970s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1970 and 1979. ... Sgt. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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The film version of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band did not "cripple the company". In fact it carried on until 1983 with the million selling album and film Staying Alive, a sequel to Saturday Night Fever. The following is a partial list of record labels, both past and present. ...


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RSO Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (173 words)
RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein.
RSO managed the careers of several superstars (Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, Andy Gibb,Player), and, as a record label, released the soundtracks to Tommy, The Empire Strikes Back, Jesus Christ Superstar, Times Square, Grease, and Saturday Night Fever.
The release of the latter two albums made RSO one of the most financially successful labels of the 1970s.
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