History Creator / WarnerBrosRecords

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* [[Music/ManfredMann Manfred Mann's Earth Band]]*
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* Music/JanAndDean
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* Music/JohnMichaelMontgomery
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In 1963, Warners bought Music/FrankSinatra's struggling indie label Creator/RepriseRecords, just in time for Ol' Blue Eyes to begin a career comeback. A few years later, Reprise manager Mo Ostin helped bring both labels into the PsychedelicRock era by signing Music/JimiHendrix to Sinatra's imprint. Music/TheGratefulDead were already part of the Warner Bros. stable, and these two acts became the wave of Warners' future, attracting the new generation of GenreMotif/{{Rock}} musicians with their combination of artistic credibility and high sales. By TheSeventies, Warners had become one of the biggest labels in the music business, with a diverse roster ranging from soft rock performers like Music/JamesTaylor and Music/{{America}} to HeavyMetal bands like Music/BlackSabbath and Music/DeepPurple. It also became part of WEA Records (now Warner Music Group), an entity formed when Warners' corporate parent bought two more record labels, Creator/ElektraRecords and Atlantic.

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In 1963, Warners bought Music/FrankSinatra's struggling indie label Creator/RepriseRecords, just in time for Ol' Blue Eyes to begin a career comeback. A few years later, Reprise manager Mo Ostin helped bring both labels into the PsychedelicRock era by signing Music/JimiHendrix to Sinatra's imprint. Music/TheGratefulDead were already part of the Warner Bros. stable, and these two acts became the wave of Warners' future, attracting the new generation of GenreMotif/{{Rock}} musicians with their combination of artistic credibility and high sales.

By TheSeventies, Warners had become one of the biggest labels in the music business, with a diverse roster ranging from soft rock performers like Music/JamesTaylor and Music/{{America}} to HeavyMetal bands like Music/BlackSabbath and Music/DeepPurple. It also became part of WEA Records (now Warner Music Group), an entity formed when Warners' corporate parent bought two more record labels, Creator/ElektraRecords and Atlantic.
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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 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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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 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 it was given one more chance to fail. And as with society in general, TheSixties changed everything.
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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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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".



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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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* 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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