Launched in the UK in 1966 to release The Symbols’ version of “See You In September”.
President’s first Number 1 was in 1968 with “Baby Come Back” by The Equals. The company brought KC & The Sunshine Band to the UK. Long-standing relationship with Rick Wakeman has resulted in almost 40 albums.
What they say:
“Survival in this business depends on having an instinct for the market, being willing to experiment, financial resilience and a considerable amount of good luck.” David Kassner.
Notable acts past and present:
George Formby, Dorothy Squires, George McRae, Rick Wakeman.
Toptips for 2008:
Robots In Disguise (above), Carolyn Leonhart: Chances Are: The Romantic Music Of Robert Allen.
Edward Kassner paid $250 for “Rock Around the Clock” in the Fifties. It has since chalked up record sales of over 170 million.Reuse content