MAGNET
RECORDS

Independent label: Magnet Records was started by Michael Levy in the autumn of 1973.  Its first single, 'My Coo Ca Choo' by Alvin Stardust, reached No.2 in the Charts; its fifth, the follow-up, 'Jealous Mind', went one better, getting to the top.  A steady stream of hits followed, with Stardust's Glam-Pop, the Doo-Wop of Darts, and the Disco of Siver Convention all providing the company with repeated chart entries. Ska band Bad Manners and Rockabilly group Matchbox kept the hits coming in the early '80s, but Magnet's biggest star in that decade was Chris Rea.  Magnet was bought by Warner Music in 1988.  To get back to the '70s, CBS handled manufacture and distribution from the label's launch until the Summer of 1977, when EMI took over under a licensing agreement.  The label design remained unchanged throughout the '70s, apart from minor details: 'P. MAGNET RECORDS LTD' was added at the top of the label in November 1975 and the year moved up there too.  A few early Magnets - MAGs 5, 6 and 7 - were issued with a white label with red printing, which can also be found on some copies of MAGs 1 and 8.  EMI Magnets kept the old design, even down to the CBS-style promos with their big hollow 'A'.  They did however have the EMI-style narrow dinking perforations, whereas CBS pressings were either imperforate or had relatively wide perforations.  The company sleeve lasted through both the CBS and the EMI years, the only alteration in its design being a change in the name of the distributor, on the reverse.  In the spring of 1979 Magnet signed a licensing agreement with Carlin Music for that company's Flamingo label (see 'Flamingo (Disco)), which it marketed; the agreement seems to have been for a twelve month period. At the start of 1980 Magnet left EMI for Pye.  The discography below has gaps in it, as usual, but for once this seems to be down to the numbers not being used. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

         
73 Stardust Alvin My Coo-Ca-Choo MAGNET MAG 1
73 Zappo Rock And Roll Crazy MAGNET MAG 2
73 Fable  See My Face MAGNET MAG 3
73 Dazzling All Night Rock Show 20 Fantastic Bands MAGNET MAG 4
74 Stardust Alvin Jealous Mind MAGNET MAG 5
74 Fable Madolin MAGNET MAG 6
74 Ruby Pearl And The Dreamboats The Shang-A-Lang Song MAGNET MAG 7
74 Stardust Alvin Red Dress MAGNET MAG 8
74 Fable Motorbike MAGNET MAG 9
74 Rea Chris So Much In Love MAGNET MAG 10
74 Wilde Marty  All Night Girl MAGNET MAG 11
74 Shelley Peter Gee Baby MAGNET MAG 12
74 Stardust Alvin You You You MAGNET MAG 13
74 Zenda Jacks Rub My Tummy MAGNET MAG 14
74 Marty Wilde I Love You MAGNET MAG 15
74 Yellow Bird Attack Attack MAGNET MAG 16
74 Zig & Zag Keep On Bumpin' MAGNET MAG 17
74 Shelley Peter Bye Bye MAGNET MAG 18
74 Stardust Alvin Tell Me Why MAGNET MAG 19
75 Guys & Dolls There'S A Whole Lot Of Loving MAGNET MAG 20
75 Stardust Alvin Good Love Can Never Die MAGNET MAG 21
75 Shelley Peter Love Me Love My Dog MAGNET MAG 22
75 Cadogan Susan Hurt So Good MAGNET MAG 23
75 Alvin'S Heartbeats Chilli Willi MAGNET MAG 24
75 Ruby Pearl & Dreamboats Shang-A-Lang Song MAGNET MAG 25
75 Silver Convention Save Me MAGNET MAG 26
75 Byles Junior Curly Locks MAGNET MAG 27
75 The Ace Of Spades I Hit The Jackpot MAGNET MAG 28
75 Dell Joey Raindrops MAGNET MAG 29
75 Guys & Dolls Here I Go Again MAGNET MAG 30
75 Zendea Jacks Earthquake MAGNET MAG 31
75 Stardust Alvin Sweet Cheatin' Rita MAGNET MAG 32
75 Goalby Peter Ain'T It Funny MAGNET MAG 33
75 Baker Adrian Sherry MAGNET  MAG 34
75 Shelley Peter Little Julie MAGNET MAG 35
75 Cadogan Susan Love Me Baby MAGNET  MAG 36
75 Guy'S 'N' Dolls Let'S All Get Together MAGNET MAG 37
75 Shannon Come Back & Love Me MAGNET MAG 38
75 Stardust Alvin Move It MAGNET MAG 39
75 Mason Barry Without You MAGNET MAG 40
75 Baker Adrian Candy Baby MAGNET MAG 41
75 Cadogan Susan  How Do You Feel The Morning After MAGNET MAG 42
75 Silver Convention Fly Robin Fly MAGNET MAG 43
75 J.A.L.N.Band Street Dance MAGNET MAG 44
75 Peter Goalby You Are Day You Are Night MAGNET MAG 45
75 Thompson Linda G Ohh What A Night MAGNET MAG 46
75 Stevenson'S Rocket Alright Baby MAGNET MAG 47
75 14-18 Good-Bye-Ee MAGNET MAG 48
75 Peter Shelley Wisconsin MAGNET MAG 49
75 Guys & Dolls You Don'T Have To Say You Love Me MAGNET MAG 50
75 Stardust Alvin Angel From Hamburger Heaven MAGNET MAG 51
75 Tonics White Christmas MAGNET MAG 52
76 Love Bite Killer Jaws MAGNET MAG 53
76 Mason Barry Don'T Let Me Know MAGNET MAG 54
76 Silver Convention Get Up And Boogie MAGNET MAG 55
76 Richard Henry Dee Sunshine MAGNET MAG 56
76 Towers Lee It'S Raining In My Heart MAGNET MAG 57
76 Sherman Brothers Smile Baby Smile MAGNET MAG 58
76 Stevenson'S Rocket Here I Am MAGNET MAG 59
76 Spence Sonya When MAGNET MAG 60
76 Baker Adrian Don'T Do It MAGNET MAG 61
76 Stardust Alvin Here I Go Again MAGNET MAG 62
76 Zenda Jacks Do You Love Me MAGNET MAG 63
76 Majors My Dance MAGNET MAG 64
76 Swing Thing If You Feel He Cares MAGNET MAG 65
76 Stevenson'S Rocket Poetry In Motion MAGNET MAG 66
76 Tonics All Summer Long MAGNET MAG 67
76 Mason Barry Love Grows MAGNET MAG 68
76 Silver Convention Tiger Baby MAGNET MAG 69
76 Guy 'N' Dolls If Only For The Good Times MAGNET MAG 70
76 Stardust Alvin Word Is Out MAGNET MAG 71
76 Livingstone Let It Ring MAGNET MAG 72
76 J.A.L.N.Band Disco Music MAGNET MAG 73
76 Tonics Love Is Forever MAGNET MAG 74
76 Madison Let It Ring MAGNET MAG 75
76 Guys & Dolls Stoney Ground MAGNET MAG 76
76 Baker Adrain Vibrations MAGNET MAG 77
76 J.A.L.N Band Life Is A Fight MAGNET MAG 78
77 Majors It Only Happens MAGNET MAG 79
77 Brendon Gimme Some MAGNET MAG 80
77 Silver Convention Everybody'S Talkin' 'Bout Love MAGNET MAG 81
77 Whisky Galore One For The Road  MAGNET MAG 82
77 Guys And Dolls You Are My World MAGNET MAG 83
77 Family Affair Country Music MAGNET MAG 84
77 Sherman Brothers I'M Stoned In Love With You MAGNET MAG 85
77 Silver Convention Telegram MAGNET MAG 86
77 Young & Moody Chicago Blue MAGNET MAG 87
77 Stardust Alvin Growin' Up MAGNET MAG 88
77 Farrow Gene  Hey You Should Be Dancing MAGNET MAG 89
77 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 90
77 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 91
77 Zippy Mine Is The Sunlight MAGNET MAG 92
77 Childs Play Open Sesame MAGNET MAG 93
77 Brendon Rock Me MAGNET MAG 94
77 Silver Convention Always Another Girl MAGNET MAG 95
77 Guys And Dolls Mamacita MAGNET MAG 96
77 J.A.L.N.Band I Got To Sing MAGNET MAG 97
77 Guys And Dolls Let'S Make Love MAGNET MAG 98
77 Fever Up To My Eyes In Love MAGNET MAG 99
77 Darts Daddy Cool/The Girl Can'T Help It MAGNET  MAG 100
77 Cadogan Susan Keep It Coming MAGNET MAG 101
77 Mason Barry Drive Safely Darlin' MAGNET MAG 102
77 Crumley Ray It'S Uncanny MAGNET MAG 103
77 Brendon How Can You Mend A Broken Heart MAGNET MAG 104
77 J.A.L.N.Band So Good MAGNET MAG 105
77 Silver Convention The Boy From Liverpool MAGNET MAG 106
77 Starfighter Starfighters Theme MAGNET MAG 107
78 Ballrace Skater MAGNET MAG 108
78 Farrow Gene Move Your Body MAGNET MAG 109
78 Darts Come Back My Love MAGNET MAG 110
78 Rea Chris Fool MAGNET MAG 111
78 Younger Cole She'S Not My Lover MAGNET MAG 112
78 Pitts Richie Love Is One Step Away MAGNET MAG 113
78 Stadium Dogs Easy Beat MAGNET MAG 114
78 Guys & Dolls Only Lovin' Does It MAGNET MAG 115
78 Darts Boy From New York City MAGNET  MAG 116
78 Baker Adrain Work Work Work MAGNET MAG 117
78 J.A.L.N.Band Get Up MAGNET MAG 118
78 Anji Cakebread Dear Computer MAGNET MAG 119
78 Stevens Frankie Come On And Rock Me MAGNET MAG 120
78 Rea Chris Whatever Happened To Benny Satini MAGNET MAG 121
78 Silver Convention Spend The Night With Me MAGNET MAG 122
78 Sherry Let'S Go Wild MAGNET MAG 123
78 Davis Billie Run Joey Run MAGNET MAG 124
78 Farrow Gene Don'T Stop Now MAGNET MAG 125
78 Darts It'S Raining MAGNET MAG 126
78 Count Giovanni Di Regina Just One Cornetto MAGNET MAG 127
78 Braun Itchy Coo MAGNET MAG 128
78 Shearston Gary Wild Mountain Thyme MAGNET MAG 129
78 Hunt Marsha Other Side Of Midnight MAGNET MAG 130
78 J.A.L.N Band Universal Love MAGNET MAG 131
78 Guys And Dolls Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart MAGNET MAG 132
78 Farrow Gene & G F Band Dance With Me MAGNET MAG 133
78 Darts Don'T Let It Fade Away MAGNET  MAG 134
78 Stadium Dogs Love On The Airwaves MAGNET MAG 135
78 Wild Fantasy Africa MAGNET MAG 136
78 J.A.L.N Band Mockin' Bird Hill MAGNET MAG 137
78 Frankie Stevens Wish I Had Your Love MAGNET MAG 138
78 Father Abraphart And The Smurps Lick A Smurp For Christmas (All Fall Down) MAGNET MAG 139
79 Darts Get It MAGNET MAG 140
79 Guys And Dolls How Do You Mend A Broken Heart MAGNET MAG 141
79 Smith Peter Do You Want My Love MAGNET MAG 142
79 Hegarty Dan Voodoo Voodoo MAGNET MAG 143
79 Rea Chris Diamonds MAGNET MAG 144
79 Farrow Gene One Night In New York MAGNET MAG 145
79 Lord Bunny Street Walkin' MAGNET MAG 146
79 Darts Duke Of Earl MAGNET  MAG 147
79 Midnite Loves Gonna Hit You Like A Bullet MAGNET MAG 148
79 Rodriguez Antonia La Bamba MAGNET MAG 149
79 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 150
79 Rea Chris A Raincoat And A Rose MAGNET MAG 151
79 Matchbox Black Slacks MAGNET MAG 152
79 Flirts Give Him A Great Big Kiss MAGNET MAG 153
79 Brakes Way I See It MAGNET MAG 154
79 Matchbox Rockbilly Rebel MAGNET MAG 155
79 Darts Can'T Grt Enough Of Your Love MAGNET MAG 156
79 Matchbox Buzz Buzz A Diddle It MAGNET MAG 157
79 Alpha Beta Space Invaders MAGNET MAG 158
79 Cyclone Palisades Park MAGNET MAG 159
79 Darts Reet Petite MAGNET  MAG 160
80 Brakes Blame It On The Brakes MAGNET MAG 161
80 Moore Darrow Johnny Still Can'T Shake Your Love MAGNET MAG 162
80 Rea Chris Tennis MAGNET MAG 163
80 Bad Manners  Ne-Ne-Na-Na-Na-Na-Nu-Nu MAGNET  MAG 164
80 Jones Sonia Here We'Ll Stay MAGNET MAG 165
80 Lord Bunny Faithful To The Fiance MAGNET MAG 166
80 Mackay Ramsay Silent Water MAGNET MAG 167
80 Ten 80 Ride MAGNET MAG 168
80 Matchbox Midnight Dynamos MAGNET MAG 169
80 Big Den Working In The Coalmine MAGNET MAG 170
80 Dotti & Diplomats Made In Hong Kong MAGNET MAG 171
80 Taj Mahal Take A Step MAGNET MAG 172
80 Alibi Friends MAGNET MAG 173
80 Darts Let'S Hang On MAGNET  MAG 174
80 Bad Manners  Lip Up Fatty MAGNET  MAG 175
80 Rea Chris Dancing Girls MAGNET MAG 176
80 Cats Uk Holiday Camp MAGNET MAG 177
80 Chance You'Ve Relly Got A Hold On Me MAGNET MAG 178
80 Darts Peaches MAGNET MAG 179
80 Bad Manners  Special Brew MAGNET  MAG 180
80 Bad Manners  Lorraine MAGNET  MAG 181
80 Ellis Joanna Queen Of The World MAGNET MAG 182
80 G B Band When Will I Be Loved MAGNET MAG 183
80 Darts White Christmas/Sh Boom [Life Could Be] MAGNET  MAG 184
80 Modern Jazz In My Sleep MAGNET MAG 185
80 G B Band One`S A Lonely Number MAGNET MAG 186
81 Bad Manners  Just A Feeling MAGNET MAG 187
81 Doll By Doll Main Travelled Roads MAGNET MAG 188
81 Wilson Ruby Bluer Than Blue MAGNET MAG 189
81 Bad Manners  Can Can  MAGNET  MAG 190
81 Matchbox When You Ask About Love MAGNET MAG 191
81 Matchbox Over The Rain Bow MAGNET MAG 192
81 Matchbox Babes In The Wood MAGNET MAG 193
81 Matchbox Love'S Made A Fool Of You MAGNET MAG 194
81 Doll By Doll Caritas MAGNET MAG 195
81 Matchbox Angels On Sunday MAGNET MAG 196
81 Bad Manners  Walking In Sunshine MAGNET  MAG 197
81 Walters Trevor  Love Me Tonight  MAGNET MAG 198
81 Fish Bob No Chance MAGNET MAG 199
81 Edit Point Help Yourself MAGNET MAG 200
81 Modern Jazz Ivory Towers MAGNET MAG 201
81 Swingers Be My Baby MAGNET  MAG 202
81 Mitchel Phillip Hurt So Good MAGNET MAG 203
81 G B Band Smasheroo MAGNET MAG 204
81 Blue Zoo Love Mover In Strange Ways MAGNET MAG 205
81 Headbangers Status Rock MAGNET MAG 206
81 Rapartee French Connection MAGNET MAG 207
81 Wall Street Crash Life On Mars MAGNET MAG 208
81 Megalomania Five Finger Shuffle MAGNET MAG 209
81 Kids International You Promised Me MAGNET MAG 210
81 Bad Manners  Buona Sera MAGNET  MAG 211
81 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 212
81 Clockwork Don´T Leave Me Lonely At Christmas MAGNET MAG 213
81 Walters Trevor  Loving As One  MAGNET MAG 214
82 Rea Chris Loving You MAGNET MAG 215
82 Bad Manners  Got No Brains MAGNET MAG 216
82 Geraldine Take Me Back MAGNET MAG 217
82 Kids International Reggae Round The World MAGNET MAG 218
82 President President All Good Men MAGNET MAG 219
82 Grant Carrie To The Beat MAGNET MAG 220
82 Red Lipstique Drac's Back MAGNET MAG 221
82 Search Party Urban Foxes MAGNET MAG 222
82 Matchbox One More Saturday Night MAGNET MAG 223
82 Blue Zoo I'M Your Man MAGNET MAG 224
82 Rea Chris Every Beat Of My Heart MAGNET MAG 225
82 Wall Street Crash Swing Swing Swing MAGNET MAG 226
82 Fish Bob Hotel MAGNET MAG 227
82 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 228
82 Doll By Doll Under My Thumb MAGNET MAG 229
82 Latter Gene Rock Baby Rock MAGNET MAG 230
83 Blue Zoo I Just Cant [Forgive & Forget ] MAGNET  MAG 231
82 Bad Manners  My Girl Lollipop MAGNET MAG 232
82 Rea Chris Let It Loose MAGNET MAG 233
82 Blue Zoo Cry Boy Cry MAGNET  MAG 234
82 Osibisa Move Your Body MAGNET MAG 235
82 Bad Manners  Samson And Delilah MAGNET  MAG 236
82 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 237
82 Matchbox (Featuring Kirsty MacColl) I Want Out MAGNET MAG 238
82 Blue Zoo Forgive And Forget MAGNET MAG 239
83 Blue Zoo Loved One'S An Angel MAGNET MAG 240
83 Mirror We´Ve Got All The Time In The World MAGNET MAG 241
82 Techno Twins Swing Together MAGNET MAG 242
83 Bad Manners  That'Ll Do Nicely MAGNET  MAG 243
83 Rea Chris I Can Here Your Heartbeat MAGNET MAG 244
84 Rea Chris Love'S Strange MAGNET MAG 245
84 Orlando Johnson & Trance Turn The Music On MAGNET MAG 246
84 Dancin´ Machine Down Street MAGNET MAG 247
84 Barb Tell Me Why MAGNET MAG 248
84 Mamelodi Jabulani Saturday Night MAGNET MAG 249
84 Blue Zoo Don´T Walk Away MAGNET MAG 250
84 Geraldine Will You Go Lassie Go MAGNET MAG 251
84 Wall Street Crash You´Re My World MAGNET MAG 252
84 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 253
84 Geraldine Heart Of Africa MAGNET MAG 254
84 Rea Chris I Don'T Know What It Is But I Love It MAGNET MAG 255
84 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 256
84 Shadow Talk People Watching People MAGNET MAG 257
84 Sinitta Imagination MAGNET MAG 258
84 Rea Chris Bombolini MAGNET MAG 259
84 Rea Chris Touche D'Amour MAGNET MAG 260
84 Motor City Raiders Ain't That Peculiar MAGNET MAG 261
84 The Parachute Club Rise Up MAGNET MAG 262
84 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 263
84 MCR At The Back Of My Heart MAGNET MAG 264
84 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 265
84 This Island Earth See That Glow MAGNET MAG 266
84 Violent Blue I Won't Give In (Losing You) MAGNET MAG 267
84 Duck You Sucker Love Is Criminal MAGNET MAG 268
84 Rea Chris Ace Of Hearts MAGNET MAG 269
84 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 270
84 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 271
84 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 272
84 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 273
84 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 274
84 This Island Earth Take Me To The Fire MAGNET MAG 275
85 Rea Chris Stainsby Girl MAGNET MAG 276
85 Modern Talking You'Re My Heart You'Re My Soul MAGNET MAG 277
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 278
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 279
85 Rea Chris Josephine MAGNET MAG 280
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 281
85 Modern Talking You Can Win If You Want MAGNET MAG 282
85 Rea Chris It'S All Gone MAGNET MAG 283
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 284
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 285
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 286
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 287
85 O'chi Brown Whenever You Need Somebody MAGNET MAG 288
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 289
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 290
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 291
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 292
85 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 293
86 Rea Chris On The Beach MAGNET MAG 294
86 The Lift United State MAGNET MAG 295
86 O'chi Brown 100% Pure Pain MAGNET MAG 296
86 O'chi Brown Two Hearts Beating As One MAGNET MAG 297
86 Rea Chris Hello Friend MAGNET MAG 298
87 Rea Chris Let'S Dance MAGNET MAG 299
87 Rea Chris Loving You Again MAGNET MAG 300
81 Stardust Alvin My Coo Ca Choo MAGNET MAG 301
81 Gee Baby Love Me Love My Dog MAGNET MAG 302
81 Guy`S N Dolls There´S A Whole Lot Of Loving MAGNET MAG 303
81 Silver Convention Fly Robin Fly MAGNET MAG 304
81 Darts Boy From New York City MAGNET MAG 305
81 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 306
81 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 307
81 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 308
81 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 309
81 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 310
87 Dawn Chorus  When You Walk In The Room MAGNET MAG 311
87 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang High Heels MAGNET MAG 312
87 Lift Don'T You Treat Me MAGNET MAG 313
87 Rea Chris Joys Of Christmas MAGNET MAG 314
87 Workshy Yours For The Taking MAGNET MAG 315
87 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 316
87 Not Traced MAGNET MAG 317
88 Rea Chris Que Sera MAGNET MAG 318

77 J.A.L.N Band Nothing Ever Comes That Easy MAGNET MAG 901
 
73 Alvin Stardust The Untouchable (Album) MAGNET MAG 5001
73 Fable Fable (Album) MAGNET MAG 5002
74 Peter Shelley Gee Baby (LP) Jingle MAGNET MAG 5003
74 Alvin Stardust Alvin Stardust (LP) Jingle MAGNET MAG 5004

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