History Creator / WarnerBrosRecords

14th Aug '16 12:06:06 PM MarkLungo
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Warner Bros.' salvation began with another group of siblings--Music/TheEverlyBrothers, who had been consistent hitmakers for the independent Cadence label. Warners wooed them away with an unprecedented million-dollar contract in 1960, and while the hits dried up after a while, the Everlys stayed on the label for years afterward. WB's next major act was Bob Newhart, whose chart-topping debut album established Warner Bros. as ''the'' label for RecordedAndStandUpComedy for decades to come. The next big signing was FolkMusic trio Music/PeterPaulAndMary, whose numerous hits included "Music/PuffTheMagicDragon".

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Warner Bros.' salvation began with another group of siblings--Music/TheEverlyBrothers, who had been consistent hitmakers for the independent Cadence label. Warners wooed them away with an unprecedented million-dollar contract in 1960, and while the hits dried up after a while, the Everlys stayed on the label for years afterward. WB's next major act was Bob Newhart, Creator/BobNewhart, whose chart-topping debut album established Warner Bros. as ''the'' label for RecordedAndStandUpComedy for decades to come. The next big signing was FolkMusic trio Music/PeterPaulAndMary, whose numerous hits included "Music/PuffTheMagicDragon".


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14th Aug '16 11:59:18 AM MarkLungo
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Warner Bros.' salvation began with another group of siblings--Music/TheEverlyBrothers, who had been consistent hitmakers for the independent Cadence label. Warners wooed them away with an unprecedented million-dollar contract in 1960, and while the hits dried up after a while, the Everlys stayed on the label for years afterward. WB's next major act was Bob Newhart, whose chart-topping debut album established Warner Bros. as ''the'' label for RecordedAndStandUpComedy for decades to come. The next big signing was FolkMusic trio Peter, Paul & Mary, whose numerous hits included "Music/PuffTheMagicDragon".

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Warner Bros.' salvation began with another group of siblings--Music/TheEverlyBrothers, who had been consistent hitmakers for the independent Cadence label. Warners wooed them away with an unprecedented million-dollar contract in 1960, and while the hits dried up after a while, the Everlys stayed on the label for years afterward. WB's next major act was Bob Newhart, whose chart-topping debut album established Warner Bros. as ''the'' label for RecordedAndStandUpComedy for decades to come. The next big signing was FolkMusic trio Peter, Paul & Mary, Music/PeterPaulAndMary, whose numerous hits included "Music/PuffTheMagicDragon".



* Music/GordonLightfoot+



* TheNewMonkees


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9th Aug '16 2:20:56 PM MarkLungo
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The label's formative years provided a lot of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. Besides the expected soundtrack [=LPs=], there were stereo demonstration records, {{Concept Album}}s with titles like ''Terribly Sophisticated Songs (A Collection Of Unpopular Songs For Popular People)'', and musical excursions by actors like ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' creator/star Jack Webb, who ''recited'' love songs in his Sgt. Friday monotone. Space Age GenreMotif/{{Jazz}} and GenreMotif/EasyListening ruled, and GenreMotif/{{Rock}} was almost non-existent. Unsuprisingly, only a handful of WB's releases charted. The few hits it managed were tied to the studio's popular TV series ''77 Sunset Strip''; the soundtrack album sold well, and actor Edd Byrnes (who played the show's BreakoutCharacter Kookie) had a fluke novelty hit with "Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)". Still, the successes were far outweighed by the failures. Warner Bros. Records was losing money, and the company was almost shut down--but fortunately, they were given one more chance to fail. And as with society in general, TheSixties changed everything.

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The label's formative years provided a lot of EarlyInstallmentWeirdness. Besides the expected soundtrack [=LPs=], there were stereo demonstration records, {{Concept Album}}s with titles like ''Terribly Sophisticated Songs (A Collection Of Unpopular Songs For Popular People)'', and musical excursions by actors like ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' creator/star Jack Webb, Creator/JackWebb, who ''recited'' love songs in his Sgt. Friday monotone. Space Age GenreMotif/{{Jazz}} and GenreMotif/EasyListening ruled, and GenreMotif/{{Rock}} was almost non-existent. Unsuprisingly, only a handful of WB's releases charted. The few hits it managed were tied to the studio's popular TV series ''77 Sunset Strip''; the soundtrack album sold well, and actor Edd Byrnes (who played the show's BreakoutCharacter Kookie) had a fluke novelty hit with "Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)". Still, the successes were far outweighed by the failures. Warner Bros. Records was losing money, and the company was almost shut down--but fortunately, they were given one more chance to fail. And as with society in general, TheSixties changed everything.


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6th Apr '16 5:25:07 PM MarkLungo
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* Music/LaurieAnderson (''Big Science'' through ''Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology'')

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* Music/LaurieAnderson (''Big Science'' through ''Talk Normal: The Laurie Anderson Anthology'')



* Music/DavidBowie*[[note]]he issued one early single on the label, "Can't Help Thinking About Me", in 1966; it was his first American release[[/note]]

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* Music/DavidBowie*[[note]]he issued one early single on the label, single, "Can't Help Thinking About Me", on the label in 1966; it was his first American release[[/note]]



* Music/DavidLeeRoth (''Crazy from the Heat'' through ''Your Filthy Little Mouth'')

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* Music/DavidLeeRoth (''Crazy from the Heat'' through ''Your Filthy Little Mouth'')
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* Music/BuckOwens
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** ''Music/TheSoftBulletin'' (1999)
** ''Music/YoshimiBattlesThePinkRobots'' (2002)
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* Music/TheOakRidgeBoys [[note]]They released their first single on Warners in 1963[[/note]]
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* Music/KennyRogers
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* Music/BingCrosby++
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* Music/ConwayTwitty
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