GTO
RECORDS

Independent label: GTO Records was founded by Laurence Myers in 1974 and took its initials from the Gem-Toby Organization, a management / production company.  GTO began life being pressed and distributed by Polydor, who typically allocated the series a parallel catalogue number on an international 2099 100 series, which explains a lot of non-UK issues (Polydor, like Philips, introduced all numerical catalogue numbers because of computerisation. However, unlike their European counterparts, UK record dealers were loath to use them so alpha-numeric catalogue numbers remained the norm in Britain.)It appeared in the charts repeatedly during the period 1974-81, initially under Managing Director Dick Leahy. The Dooleys (with ten hits), Heatwave (with eight), Billy Ocean (six), Dana (five), Donna Summer (four, including the ground-breaking 'I Feel Love') and Fox (three) were all regular visitors to the Top 50 during their time with the label.  The company's independent status lasted only until 1977. GTO Records was bought by CBS.  It was eventually absorbed by the Sony group, having issued in the region of 300 singles.  Initially manufacture and distribution were by Phonogram, which accounts for the injection-moulded labels - the early dull-blue one  the metallic blue one was soon replaced with the occasional silver one.  Copies of some popular singles were pressed elsewhere, leading to paper-label variants: the Fox single was pressed by CBS.  When CBS bought the company it naturally took over pressing and distribution, leading to proper paper labels, at times of heavy demand some records were pressed on contract by Phonogram, which meant the reappearance of an injection moulded label, albeit of a different design.  The design of the label changed comprehensively in the autumn of 1979.   GT-100, Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love', was popular at the time of the changeover and can be found with injection moulded or paper labels of both kinds.  On occasions outsourcing again led to injection-moulded labels, some was pressed in France.  Numbering was in an GT-0 series: they jumped from 95 to 100 at the time of the CBS takeover, and then for some reason jumped again, from 117 to 218, in the Spring of 1978.  The label was wrapped up in late 1981 when its roster of acts were either dropped or moved onto Epic Records - also owned by CBS. Prior to the sell and transfer of artists, Epic distributed many of GTO albums. Quite a few GT numbers appear not to have been used, but used Polydor 2099 100 series from GT 1 to GT 99.  (2099 105 = GT 5) for European releases witch accounts for some of the gaps in the discography. At least one promo used CBS XPS series but used GTO logo. Distributed By Phonogram and CBS Records. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

         
74 Fitzgerald Scott Judy Played The Jukebox GTO GT 1
74 Brown Polly Up In A Puff Of Smoke GTO GT 2
74 Cordells Annie Get Your Yo Yo GTO GT 3
74 Young Kenny Love Ship GTO GT 4
74 Fox Only You GTO GT 5
75 Dana Please Tell Him That I Said Hello GTO GT 6
75 Magic Touch Let'S Dance GTO GT 7
75 Fox Only You Can GTO GT 8
75 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 109
75 Dana Spiel Nicht Mit Mir Und Meinem Glück (German Issue) GTO 2099 110
75 Eddy Duane Play Me Like You Play Your Guitar GTO GT 11
75 Big Pete Lancaster Chain Gang GTO GT 12
75 Dymond Asa Funky Monkey GTO GT 13
75 Brown Polly Dial L For Love GTO GT 14
75 Jackson Tony As If By Magic GTO GT 15
75 Biddu Shanghai'D In Shanghai GTO GT 16
75 Summer Donna Love To Love You Baby GTO GT 17
75 Dalston Diamonds Kamikazi Krazy GTO GT 18
75 Rollettes We Love The Rollers GTO GT 19
75 Brown Polly You'Re My Number One GTO GT 20
75 Fox Imagine Me Imagine You GTO GT 21
75 Tiger Tim Star Girl GTO GT 22
75 Dana Are You Still Mad At Me GTO GT 23
75 Hardin Eddie Summer Days GTO GT 24
75 Eddy Duane The Man With The Gold Guitar GTO GT 25
75 Fitzgerald Scott Never Too Young To Rock GTO GT 26
75 Polly Brown Special Delivery / You're My Number One (France Issue) GTO 2099 127
75 Duane Eddy Love Theme From "Romeo And Juliette"  GTO 2099 128
75 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 129
75 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 130
75 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 131
75 Lighthouse Edison Love Grows GTO GT 32
75 Dana Vergiss Nicht, Dass Ich Dich Liebe (German Issue) GTO GT 33
75 Myatt Lohn Young Young Love GTO GT 34
75 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 135
75 Ocean Billy Whose Little Girl Are You GTO GT 36
75 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 137
75 Brown Polly Special Delivery GTO GT 38
75 Fox  He's Got Magic (German Issue) GTO 2099 139
75 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 140
75 Fox  Strange Ships GTO GT 41
75 Walker Brothers No Regrets GTO GT 42
75 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 143
75 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 144
75 Dana It'S Gonna Be A Colc Cold Christmas GTO GT 45
75 Dana Bau Dein Haus Auf Liebe (German Issue) GTO 2099 146
75 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 147
76 Biddu Groovy Kind Of Love GTO GT 48
76 Central Park Love The Way You Love GTO GT 49
76 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 150
76 Fox He's Got Magic (France Issue) GTO 2099 151
76 Ocean Billy Love Really Hurts Without You GTO GT 52
76 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 153
76 Brown Polly Do You Believe In Lave At First Sight GTO GT 54
76 Dana Never Gonna Fall In Love Again GTO GT 55
76 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 156
76 Fox S-S-S-Single Bed GTO GT 57
76 Elliott Mari Silly Billy GTO GT 58
76 Heatwave Ain'T No Half Steppin GTO GT 59
76 Summer Donna Could It Be Magic GTO GT 60
76 Brown Polly Love Bug GTO GT 61
76 Ocean Billy L.O.D. GTO GT 62
76 Micalizzi Franco The Last Snows Of Spring GTO GT 63
76 Bottom Line That'S The Way To Go GTO GT 64
76 Starr Edwin Accident GTO GT 65
76 Dana Fairytale GTO GT 66
76 Walker Brothers Lines GTO GT 67
76 Heatwave Super Soul Sister GTO GT 68
76 Fox Imagine Me, Imagine You (Australia Issue) GTO 2099 169
76 Magna Carta Took A Long Time GTO GT 70
76 Kelly Robert Trouble Maker GTO GT 71
76 Ocean Billy Stop Me GTO GT 72
76 Giorgio Nights In White Satin GTO GT 73
76 Billy Ocean Tell Him To Move Over  (Germany Issue) GTO 2099 174
76 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 175
76 Summer Donna Winter Melody GTO GT 76
77 Heatwave Boogie Nights GTO GT 77
77 Walker Brothers We'Re All Alone GTO GT 78
77 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 179
77 Rosenburg Marion Vip GTO GT 80
77 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 181
77 Magna Carta Oh My Dear GTO GT 82
77 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 183
77 Joe How Can I Resist GTO GT 84
77 Ocean Billy Red Light Spells Danger GTO GT 85
77 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 186
77 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 187
77 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 188
77 Etoria Tony I Can Prove It GTO GT 89
77 Not Traced GTO 2099 190
77 Heatwave Too Hot To Handle GTO GT 91
77 Sharp Al Never Gonna Leave You GTO GT 92
77 Touch Of Class Im In Heaven GTO GT 93
77 Fox My Old Mans Away GTO GT 94
77 Dooleys Think Im Gonna Fall In Love With You GTO GT 95
77 Dana I Love How You Love Me  (Germany Issue) GTO 2099 196
77 No Uk Issue GTO 2099 197
77 Tony Etoria I Can Prove It  (Germany Issue) GTO 2099 198
77 Gary Glitter I Didn't Know I Loved You / Do You Wanna Touch Me (Germany Issue) GTO 2099 199
77 Summer Donna I Feel Love GTO GT 100
77 No Uk Issue GTO GT 101
77 Dana Put Some Words Together GTO GT 102
77 Glitter Gary Baby Please Don'T Go GTO GT 103
77 J And J Love Catechism GTO GT 104
77 No Uk Issue GTO GT 105
77 Fox Noosha Georgina Bailey GTO GT 106
77 Summer Donna I Remember Yesterday GTO GT 107
77 Al Sharp One Third Love Two Thirds Pain GTO GT 108
77 Movies Big Boy'S Band GTO GT 109
77 Dooleys Love Of My Life GTO GT 110
77 No Uk Issue GTO GT 111
77 No Uk Issue GTO GT 112
77 Summer Donna Love Unkind GTO GT 113
77 Summer Donna I Love You GTO GT 114
78 Heatwave The Groove Line GTO GT 115
77 Lulu Your Love Is Everywhere GTO GT 116
78 Summer Donna Back In Love Again GTO GT 117
78 Ocean Billy Everything'S Changed GTO GT 218
78 Lips Say Hello To Me Girl GTO GT 219
78 Dooleys Dont Take It Lyin' Down GTO GT 220
78 News Blue Thru GTO GT 221
78 Not Traced GTO GT 222
78 Movies No Class GTO GT 223
78 Voyage From East To West GTO GT 224
78 Not Traced GTO GT 225
78 Heatwave Mind Blowing Decisions  GTO GT 226
78 East Chris Where Will I Be Now GTO GT 227
78 Not Traced GTO GT 228
78 Dooleys A Rose Has To Die GTO GT 229
78 Walker Brothers The Electrician GTO GT 230
78 Movies Last Train (Part 2) GTO GT 231
78 Miami Zapp Mama Gas GTO GT 232
78 Not Traced GTO GT 233
78 Rhonda He'S The One GTO GT 234
78 Voyage Point Zero GTO GT 235
78 Heatwave Always And Forever GTO GT 236
78 King Jonathan One For Me One For You GTO GT 237
78 Lancaster Somebody To Love GTO GT 238
78 Not Traced GTO GT 239
78 Still Waters Carry Me GTO GT 240
78 Voyage Souvenirs GTO GT 241
79 Dooleys Honey Im Lost GTO GT 242
79 Dana Something'S Cookin' In The Kitchen GTO GT 243
79 Ocean Billy American Hearts GTO GT 244
79 Voyage Let's flay away GTO GT 245
79 Myami Zapp Optimist GTO GT 246
79 Glitter Gary Superhero GTO GT 247
79 Heatwave Razzle Dazzle GTO GT 248
79 Dooleys Wanted GTO GT 249
79 Cheetahs Goodbye Baby GTO GT 250
79 Dana  The Girl Is Back GTO GT 251
79 Skiddo Touch Of The Sun GTO GT 252
79 Heatwave Therm Warfare GTO GT 253
79 Not Traced GTO GT 254
79 New Musik Straight Lines GTO GT 255
79 Dana I Can'T Get Over Getting Over You GTO GT 256
79 Not Traced GTO GT 257
79 Dooleys The Chosen Few GTO GT 258
80 Ocean Billy Are You Ready GTO GT 259
80 Dooleys Love Patrol GTO GT 260
80 New Musik Living By Numbers GTO GT 261
80 Dana Totus Tuus GTO GT 262
80 Not Traced GTO GT 263
80 Not Traced GTO GT 264
80 Not Traced GTO GT 265
80 Annis Dont Play Your Game GTO GT 266
80 Conoley Denis I Like You Girl GTO GT 267
80 New Musik This World Of Water GTO GT 268
80 Not Traced GTO GT 269
80 Moone Maggie Happy Everything GTO GT 270
80 Ocean Billy Stay The Night GTO GT 271
80 Billy Ocean Are You Ready / Stay The Night  (France Issue) GTO GT 272
80 New Musik On Islands (France Issue) GTO GT 273
80 Wilson Mari & Imagination Love Man GTO GT 274
80 New Musik Sanctuary GTO GT 275
80 Dooleys Body Language GTO GT 276
80 Scene Pushing An A Shoving GTO GT 277
80 Midnight Express Love Gets Stronger Every Day GTO GT 278
80 Not Traced GTO GT 279
80 Christian Barry Boy Meets Girl GTO GT 280
80 Tot Taylor Offbeat GTO GT 281
80 Glitter Gary Garry Glitter [ Ep ] GTO GT 282
80 Dooleys In A Riddle GTO GT 283
81 New Musik Luxury GTO GT 284
81 Heatwave Gangsters Of The Groove GTO GT 285
81 Ocean Billy Nights GTO GT 286
81 Taylor Tot Girl With Everything GTO GT 287
81 Native Black Tracks GTO GT 288
81 Doolesys Taken At The Flood GTO GT 289
81 Heatwave Jitterbuggin' GTO GT 290
81 New Musik While You Wait GTO GT 291
81 Taylor Tot Chocolate Song GTO GT 292
81 New Musik Luxury / From The Village  (France Issue) GTO GT 293
81 Heatwave Posin Till Closing GTO GT 294
81 Walker Brothers Shut Out GTO GT 295
81 Not Traced GTO GT 296
81 New Musik They All Run After The Carving Knife (See How They Run) (Netherlands Issue) GTO GT 297
81 Not Traced GTO GT 298
81 Nurds Charles GTO GT 299
81 Dooleys And I Wish GTO GT 300
81 Ocean Billy Nights GTO GT 301
81 New Musik Planet Doesn´T Mind GTO GT 302
  
79 George Jones -  Some Featured Names On George Jones New Epic Album "My Very Special Guests"  EPIC XPS 100
79 After The Fire One Rule For You (Live) (Promo) CBS XPS 101
79 Not Traced CBS XPS 102
79 Not Traced CBS XPS 103
79 Not Traced CBS XPS 104
79 Not Traced CBS XPS 105
79 Not Traced CBS XPS 106
80 Boz Scaggs  Simone / Do Like You Do In New York CBS XPS 107
80 Not Traced CBS XPS 108
80 The Jacksons Lovely One / Things I Do For You  EPIC XPS 109
80 Abba  Happy New Year  EPIC XPS 110
80 Not Traced CBS XPS 111
81 New Musik Straight Lines (Promo) GTO XPS 112
  

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