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Rolling Stones Records is the record label formed by The Rolling Stones in 1970, after their recording contract with Decca Records expired. The Rolling Stones, 1964. ... Decca Records is a British record label established in 1929. ...


They were first distributed in the United States by Atlantic Records daughter Atco Records. Beginning in 1973 they were distributed by Atlantic Records itself. In 1986 they signed a distribution deal with Columbia Records. Currently they are distributed by Virgin Records. In the UK, they were distributed by EMI. Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is a scary record label founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson. ... Atco Records was a United States based subsidary label of Atlantic Records. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is a scary record label founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972 after a period of selling discount records via their small shop in London. ...


Unlike Swan Song Records or Apple Records, the vanity labels of Led Zeppelin and The Beatles respectively, Rolling Stones Records never made much of an effort to sign outside artists. Only in 1978 did they sign Peter Tosh to a contract. His first album for the label, Bush Doctor, was moderately successful, mostly due to the appearence of both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on the single from the album, "Don't Look Back". Swan Song Records was a record label launched by Led Zeppelin on May 10, 1974. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... Origin A vanity label is a term given to a situation where a famous recording artist is allowed to more or less run his own label within a label and release music by other artists he admires. ... Led Zeppelin was a British rock band, who were pivotal in the development of hard rock and heavy metal, and became one of the most popular and influential bands of all time. ... The Beatles (L-R, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon), in 1964, performing on The Ed Sullivan Show promoting their first U.S. hit song, I Want To Hold Your Hand, and ushering in the British Invasion of American popular music. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Peter Tosh (October 9, 1944 – September 11, 1987) was a pioneer reggae musician. ... Bush Doctor is an album by Peter Tosh. ... Mick Jagger, seen here on Box of Pin Ups, 1964. ... Album photograph by Sante D’orazio Keith Richards (born December 18, 1943 in Dartford, Kent), is a British guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with The Rolling Stones, the band he founded with vocalist Mick Jagger and Brian Jones in 1962. ... Dont Look Back is a 1965 song recorded by The Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) label. ...


In its original concept, the label was thought of as a way for members of the Stones to release solo albums, but only Bill Wyman took advantage of the opportunity, releasing the albums Monkey Grip in 1974,and Stone Alone in 1976. Wyman found out that he couldn't get proper attention from the promotion and sales people, as the Stones had albums due out shortly after both releases, and the label concentrated on the band's albums. Wyman ended up going to A&M Records for further solo efforts. Bill Wyman (born October 24, 1936) was the bassist for the British rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from its founding in 1962 until 1991. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... A&M Records is a record label formed in 1962 by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. ...


The label also released a solo single by Keith Richards for the Christmas season of 1979: "Run, Rudolph, Run" backed by a version of Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come". Album photograph by Sante D’orazio Keith Richards (born December 18, 1943 in Dartford, Kent), is a British guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with The Rolling Stones, the band he founded with vocalist Mick Jagger and Brian Jones in 1962. ... Christmas (literally, the Mass of Christ) is a holiday in the Christian calendar, usually observed on December 25, which celebrates the birth of Jesus. ... Jimmy Cliff, real name James Chambers (born April 1, 1948) is a Jamaican reggae musician, best known among mainstream audiences for songs like Many Rivers to Cross from The Harder They Come, a film soundtrack which helped break reggae into markets across the world. ... The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaican movie starring the reggae singer Jimmy Cliff, who plays Ivanhoe Martin, and directed by Perry Henzel. ...


The label's famous "tongue" logo thought by some to be a caricature of Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger's mouth. However, Keith Richards has stated that the tongue is based on the Hindu goddess Kali. Mick Jagger, seen here on Box of Pin Ups, 1964. ...


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Recorded over two days in December, 1968, the film was kept in the archives because the Stones felt their performance left much to be desired - especially after the show the Who had put on.
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