Rolling Stones Records

Rolling Stones Records

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<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Rolling Stones Records is the record label formed by The Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman in 1970, after their recording contract with Decca Records expired. They were first distributed in the United States by Atlantic Records subsidiary Atco Records. Beginning in 1973 they signed a distribution deal with Atlantic Records. In 1986 Columbia Records started distributing them. In the UK, they were distributed by EMI. The label was initially headed by Marshall Chess, the son of Chess Records founder Leonard Chess. The label was discontinued in 1992 when the band signed to Virgin Records, but the tongue-and-lips logo remains on all post-1970 Rolling Stones releases.


In its original concept, the label was thought of as a way for members of the Rolling Stones to release solo albums. The first album to be released was Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka in 1971, and is widely credited with being the first World Music LP. In 1972 the label released Jamming with Edward, a collection of tracks recorded by Jagger, Wyman, and Watts with Nicky Hopkins and Ry Cooder in 1969.

Bill Wyman released his albums Monkey Grip (1974) and Stone Alone in (1976). Wyman found out that he couldn't get proper attention from the promotion and sales people, as the Rolling Stones had albums due out shortly after both releases, and the label concentrated on the band's albums. Wyman ended...
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