GREENWICH GRAMOPHONE COMPANY
Independent label: Greenwich Gramophone Company Records was The 'Progressive' subsidiary of Les Reed's 'Chapter One' label. Les Reed and Tony Reeves were planning to launch a 'prog orientated' label called RAM in 1971; that didn't happen, but eventually Greenwich came along. Under Reeves - bassist with John Mayall, Colosseum, Greenslade, etc - as creative director Greenwich issued four albums and three singles in 1971-72. He left the company in May 1972, however, and in August 1972 Reed phased the label out. The acts which were still with the company were transferred to Chapter One, Bond & Brown's album duly appearing on that label. Three of the Greenwich albums (by Open Road, Day of Phoenix, and Samurai) were deleted in June '74; the fourth (by the Woods Band) was still listed in the Decca catalogue in 1977 - but not in 1978. The singles appeared in a GSS-100 series; GSS-101 seems not to have been issued. John Walker had been signed to the label and that Bill Wyman was going to produce his records, but nothing seems to have come of it. Records on the Greenwich Gramophone Company label are rarely met with nowadays; the albums are collectable. Greenwich Gramophone Company Former Address: 35 Soho Square London, W1. Distributed By Greenwich Gramophone Company Records. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.
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