A & M

A&M's long history dates back to 1961, when Jerry Moss (of Keen Records) and Herb Alpert each invested $100 and formed Carnival Records to release the latter's "Tell It To the Birds". After selling the single to Dot Records, the proceeds were used to establish a recording studio and launch A&M Records. After originally focusing on a middle-of-the-road sound, the label began branching out by signing Contemporary Folk and Rock artists in the late 1960s. With their label's success, A&M opened regional offices across the globe. At the close of the 60s, A&M Records Ltd. was founded in London, England, followed several months later by A&M Records of Canada Ltd. in Scarborough, Ontario. In 1977, the label established a presence in continental Europe with the establishment of A&M Records Ltd. in Paris, France. Throughout the 1970s, they launched several imprints and also took on distribution for a large number of labels. Deemed the most successful independent record company in history, A&M's founders truly turned brass into gold when it sold the label and its subsidiaries to PolyGram in 1989 for a reported $500,000,000. PolyGram, then one of The Big 6 Labels, allowed A&M to remain fairly autonomous. However, the label did shutter its regional divisions and begin the process of consolidating its affiliates and sub-labels. Following PolyGram's sale to Universal and the formation of UMG's Interscope - Geffen - A and M Group in 1999, the A&M imprint ceased operating as a conventional label. Currently referred to as Artists & Music, the label now manages several new sub-labels and is used as a re-issue imprint for their vast back catalog. Former Address in 1970 : 12, Neasden Lane, London NW 10. Address in 1973 : Pye Records, ATV House, 17, Great Cumberland Place, London W2. Address in 1976-78 : 136, New Kings Road, London SW6 4LZ.  Distributed By Pye, CBS And A &M Records.

71 Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band Diddy Wah Diddy A&M AME  600
71 Carpenters Merry Christmas Darling A&M AME  601
72 Streak Gonna Have A Good Time A&M AME  602

77 Captain And Tennille Together A&M AMEP 1001
70 Carpenters Close To You A&M AMS 800
70 Durham Judith Let Me Find Love A&M AMS 801
70 Clayton Merry Gimme Shelter A&M AMS 802
70 Taranto'S El Seneca A&M AMS 803
70 Versatiles Lu Lu Bell A&M AMS 804
70 Brainchild Cage A&M AMS 805
71 Russell Leon Delta Lady A&M AMS 806
70 Humble Pie Big Black Dog A&M AMS 807
70 Sister Love Bigger You Love A&M AMS 808
70 Bill & Buster Bend Over Backwards A&M AMS 809
69 Alpert Herb Jerusalem A&M  AMS 810
70 Not Traced A&M AMS 811
70 Wright Gary Get On The Right Road A&M AMS 812
70 Carpenters We'Ve Only Just Begun A&M AMS 813
70 Sandpipers Drifter A&M AMS 814
70 Mendes Sergio & Brasil 66 Chelsea Morning A&M AMS 815
70 Flying Burrito Brothers Tried So Hard A&M AMS 816
70 Faith Horace Shame And Scandal A&M AMS 817
70 Joe Cocker  Cry Me A River / Give Peace A Chance A&M AMS 818
71 Phillips Shawn Christmas Song A&M AMS 819
71 Bill & Buster Love Is Here A&M AMS 820
71 Sonny Charles  Half As Much / Will You Be Easy A&M AMS 821
71 Giorgio Watch Yourself A&M AMS 822
71 Durham Judith Climb Every Mountain A&M AMS 823
71 Rios Miguel Like An Eagle A&M AMS 824
71 Holm Mike Mademoiselle A&M AMS 825
71 Wright Gary Over You Now A&M AMS 826
71 Bacharach Burt All Kinds Of People A&M AMS 827
71 Russell Leon Stranger In A Strange Land A&M AMS 828
71 Turner Ike & Tina River Deep Mountain High A&M AMS 829
71 Baldwin Colin Beware A&M AMS 830
71 Cooper Joey & Conspiracy Little More Rock 'N' Roll A&M AMS 831
71 Carpenters Love Is Surrender A&M AMS 832
71 Jones Jericho This Is Now A&M AMS 833
71 Humble Pie Shine On A&M AMS 834
71 Robert John When The Party Is Over A&M AMS 835
71 Rios Waldo De Los Mozart Symphony No 40  A&M AMS 836
71 Strawbs We'Ll Meet Again Some Time A&M AMS 837
71 Starr Freddie Free To Carry On A&M AMS 838
71 Rhodes Emitt Till The Day After A&M AMS 839
71 Bryndle Woke Up This Morning A&M AMS 840
71 Lennear Claudia Let It Be A&M AMS 841
71 Wadsworth Mansion Sweet Mary A&M AMS 842
71 Presidents Fiddle-De-De A&M AMS 843
71 Decisions I Can'T Foreget About You A&M AMS 844
71 Withers Bill Everybody'S Talkin' A&M AMS 845
71 Vin Cardinal Seasons Of The Witch A&M AMS 846
71 Sweet Basil Do You Believe In The Magic Of Love A&M AMS 847
71 Coolrdge Rita Ain'T That Peculiar A&M AMS 848
71 King Carole It'S Too Late A&M AMS 849
71 Benno Mark Second Story Window A&M AMS 850
71 Carpenters Rainy Days And Mondays A&M AMS 851
71 Wright Gary Can'T See The Reason A&M AMS 852
71 Albert Herb Summertime A&M AMS 853
71 Yukon Save My World A&M AMS 854
71 Rios Waldo De Los Mozart 13 A&M AMS 855
71 Presidents 5-10-15-20 Years Of Love A&M AMS 856
71 Farina Mimi & Tom Jans Letter To Jesus A&M AMS 857
71 Withers Bill Ain'T No Sunshine A&M AMS 858
71 Los Pop Tops Mamy Blue A&M AMS 859
71 Mendes Sergio Pais Tropical A&M AMS 860
71 Sandpipers Chotto Matte Kadusai A&M AMS 861
71 Humble Pie I Don'T Need No Doctor A&M AMS 862
71 Michaels Lee Keep The Circle Turning A&M AMS 863
71 Carpenters Superstar A&M AMS 864
71 Rios Miguel Somebody Waiting A&M AMS 865
71 Russell Leon Hard Rain'S Gonna Fall A&M AMS 866
71 King Carole Smackwater Jack A&M AMS 867
71 Carpenters Merry Xmas Darling A&M AMS 868
71 Alpert Herb & Tijuana Brass Darlin' A&M AMS 869
71 England Dan & John Ford Coley New Jersey A&M AMS 870
71 Flying Burrito Bros White Line Fever A&M AMS 871
71 Rios Waldo De Los Menuetto A&M AMS 872
71 Burt Bacharach  One Less Bell To Answer / (They Long To Be) Close To You A&M AMS 873
71 Strawbs Benedicyus A&M AMS 874
71 Coffey Dennis Scorpio A&M AMS 875
71 Bacharach Burt One Less Bell To Answer A&M AMS 876
72 Preston Billy I Wrote A Simple Song A&M AMS 877
72 Not Traced A&M AMS 878
72 Alpert Herb & Tijuana Brass If I Were A Rich Man A&M AMS 879
72 Bill & Buster Rhythm  Of Love A&M AMS 880
72 Carole King  You've Got A Friend / Beautiful A&M AMS 881
72 Michaels Lee Can I Get A Witness A&M AMS 882
72 Jerico Don'T Let Me Down A&M AMS 883
72 Seemon & Marjike Vegetable Stew A&M AMS 884
72 Carpenters Hurting Each Other A&M AMS 885
72 Jones Quincy Ironside A&M AMS 886
72 King Carole Sweet Seasons A&M AMS 887
72 Jones Quincy Ironside A&M  AMS 888
72 Williams Paul Old Fashioned Love Song A&M AMS 889
72 Gallery Nice To Be With You A&M AMS 890
72 Blue Haze Smoke Gets In Your Eyes A&M AMS 891
72 Quincy Jones Ironside A&M AMS 892
72 Chilliwack Lonesome Mary A&M AMS 893
72 Jones Hamilton & Happy Band Happy A&M AMS 894
72 Not Traced A&M AMS 895
72 Not Traced A&M AMS 896
72 Baez Joan Song For Bangladash A&M AMS 897
72 Medley Bill You'Ve Lost That Loving Feeling A&M AMS 898
72 Not Traced A&M AMS 899

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