Capitol Records

Capitol Records WW2

Capitol Records (1942-present)

Founded by Johnny Mercer in 1942 and Buddy DeSylva. Capitol Records would go on to buy the Scranton,PA Record Company (formerly known as the Scranton Button Company Plant) in 1946. The Scranton Record Company has its unique history of strikes and Beatlemania as well as a wonderful Facebook page that documents it all.

Capitol Records would introduce LPs and 45s in the late 1940s. Capitol would be bought by Electrical and Musical Instruments (EMI) a European conglomerate in 1956.

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