UK Records was a music label launched in 1972 by Jonathan King to distribute his own releases and those by some other artists. The abbreviation UK stands for "United King". The label was distributed at first by Decca Records and, after 1976, by PolyGram (which later bought out Decca in 1980). King closed the label in the late 1970s, but he retained ownership and regularly re-issued much of its catalogue, especially on compilations of hits.

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  • UK Records was a music label launched in 1972 by Jonathan King to distribute his own releases and those by some other artists. The abbreviation UK stands for "United King". The label was distributed at first by Decca Records and, after 1976, by PolyGram (which later bought out Decca in 1980). When the label was established, its UK operations were first run by Chris Denning, then by former DJ Don Wardell and by John Peel's Dandelion Records chief, Clive Selwood. Its releases included UK singles chart hits for Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs (fronted by Jona Lewie), 10cc, and Shag, a pseudonym used by King himself. The label's only UK no.1 record was 10cc's "Rubber Bullets"; eight of the band's singles were released by the label. The UK label also released successful singles by the First Class, Carl Malcolm, Kevin Johnson, Roy C, Lobo, and by Jonathan King himself, as well as recording Freddie Garrity and the Kursaal Flyers among others. Successful albums included two by 10cc (10cc and Sheet Music), as well as the King-produced Original London Stage Soundtrack of The Rocky Horror Show. King closed the label in the late 1970s, but he retained ownership and regularly re-issued much of its catalogue, especially on compilations of hits. (en)
  • UK Records war ein britisches Musiklabel, das Multitalent Jonathan King 1972 ins Leben rief, um seine eigenen Platten und die einiger von ihm unterstützter Künstler zu veröffentlichen. Die Abkürzung U.K. steht für „United King“. (de)
  • UK Records UK Records est un label britannique, filiale de London Records, lancé par Jonathan King en 1972. Il a notamment distribué les premiers albums du groupe de rock 10cc. * Portail du rock Portail du rock (fr)
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  • UK Records war ein britisches Musiklabel, das Multitalent Jonathan King 1972 ins Leben rief, um seine eigenen Platten und die einiger von ihm unterstützter Künstler zu veröffentlichen. Die Abkürzung U.K. steht für „United King“. (de)
  • UK Records UK Records est un label britannique, filiale de London Records, lancé par Jonathan King en 1972. Il a notamment distribué les premiers albums du groupe de rock 10cc. * Portail du rock Portail du rock (fr)
  • UK Records was a music label launched in 1972 by Jonathan King to distribute his own releases and those by some other artists. The abbreviation UK stands for "United King". The label was distributed at first by Decca Records and, after 1976, by PolyGram (which later bought out Decca in 1980). King closed the label in the late 1970s, but he retained ownership and regularly re-issued much of its catalogue, especially on compilations of hits. (en)
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  • UK Records (en)
  • UK Records (de)
  • UK Records (fr)
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