Capricorn Records is an independent record label which was launched by Phil Walden and Frank Fenter in 1969 in Macon, Georgia. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Phil Walden ( January 11 1940 &ndash April 23, 2006) was co-founder of the Macon Georgia -based Capricorn Records with Frank Fenter was born on February 25, 1936 in Johannesburg South Africa and moved to London England in 1958 initially determined to become an actor Events Perhaps the two most famous musical events of 1969 were concerts Macon is a city located in central Georgia, USA It is among the largest metropolitan areas in Georgia and the county seat of Bibb County. Capricorn became famous for its role in spearheading Southern rock, with The Allman Brothers Band at the forefront, but also including the Marshall Tucker Band, Elvin Bishop, Wet Willie, Jonathan Edwards, Captain Beyond, White Witch, and Hydra. Southern rock is a subgenre of Rock music. It developed in the Southern United States from Rock and roll, Country music, and Blues The Allman Brothers Band is a Southern rock band based in Macon, Georgia. The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Elvin Bishop (born October 21 1942, Glendale, California) is an American Blues and Rock and roll Musician Wet Willie is an American band from Mobile, Alabama, US. They were best known for their hit "Keep On Smilin'" but had a number of This article is about the musician for other uses of Jonathan Edwards see Jonathan Edwards. Captain Beyond was an American rock band formed in Los Angeles California in 1971 White Witch was a Progressive rock / Psychedelic pop band from Tampa Florida. Hydra is a North American Southern rock band founded in the late 1960s by Spencer Kirkpatrick ( Guitar) Wayne Bruce ( vocals / Guitar At first the records were distributed by Atlantic Records, later changing to Warner Bros. Records, and later to PolyGram Records. Atlantic Records ( Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American Record label best known for its many recordings of Rhythm & blues, Rock Warner Bros Records Inc is an American Record label that operates as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Warner Music Group. PolyGram was the name from 1972 of the Major label recording company started by Philips as a holding company for its music interests in 1945 Capricorn went out of business in 1979. See also Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK
The label was later relaunched out of Nashville, Tennessee as a joint-venture with Warner Bros. in the early 1990s. Distribution later jumped to Sony Music's independent RED Distribution network, then Mercury Records. Sony Music Entertainment is a major global Record label controlled by the Sony Corporation of America, being one of the "big four" record companies Mercury Records is a Record label operating as a standalone company in the UK and as part of the Island Def Jam Music Group in the US and are both subsidiaries of The first act to sign onto the resurrected label was Athens, Georgia's Widespread Panic. After signing with the new version of the label the band celebrated by buying rounds of drinks and beers for attendees at a Macon Pirates game at Luther Williams Field. Cake and 311 were the most popular artists to come out of Capricorn during this period; a then-unknown Kenny Chesney also released his debut album on the label. Cake (officially capitalized " CAKE " is an American Alternative rock band from Sacramento, California which has had 311 (pronounced "three eleven" is a band from Omaha Nebraska. Kenny Chesney (born Kenneth Arnold Chesney, March 26, 1968) is an American Country music artist Zomba Records subsidiary Volcano Entertainment purchased the second incarnation of Capricorn (which by then, was headquartered once again in Atlanta) in 2001. Zomba Label Group was founded in Britain during 1977 by Clive Calder as a book-publishing venture and moved into the recording business in 1981 as Zomba Recording Volcano Records is a Record label subsidiary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment 's Zomba Music Group, and controls the Scotti Bros Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Other artists ranged from Rabbitt to Big Sister. Rabbitt was a South African Rock band formed in 1972 evolving from a band called The Conglomeration. By 2002, new releases on Capricorn were not to be, as remaining artists were dropped, transferred to Volcano (311), or moved to other labels (Cake).
Capricorn co-founder Phil Walden died on April 23, 2006, at the age of 66 and co-founder Frank Fenter died on July 21, 1983, at the age of only 47. Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar)