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OTR column – they don’t make labels like Capitol anymore

A new book on Capitol Records tells the story of 75 years of eventful music releases

Capitol man: Frank Sinatra at large in Capitol studios on New Year’s Day 1953. Photograph: Murray Garrett/Getty Images

Fri, Jan 20, 2017, 13:15

   

You’ll find this week’s On the Record column from The Ticket here. “The way Barney Hoskyns tells it in a series of essays in the lavish new Taschen book 75 Years of Capitol Records, the label was set up largely to make a point. Singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer was unhappy with the distribution of his records, so Music City record shop owner Glenn Wallichs suggested he set up a label and then offered Hollywood producer BG DeSylva a piece of the action.”