|Parlophone Records Ltd.|
|Parent company||* Carl Lindström Company (1896 – 5 October 1926)|
|Founded||1896(as Parlophon Parlograph Company) (subsidiary of the Carl Lindström Company until 1926)|
(In the UK/Most of Europe)
(In the US)
(Outside the UK/Europe and the US)
Rhino Entertainment Company (re-issues)
|Country of origin||Germany
Parlophone Records is a record label, which began in Germany in 1896. It is best known as one of the record labels who put out music by The Beatles in the 1960s. Parlophone's L-shaped logo began as the logo of the German Lindstrom label, which became part of Parlophone.
The company became part of EMI in 1931, and was known at the time especially for jazz and comedy records. They also issued records of "regional music", including works by Scottish and Latin recording artists. George Martin, staff producer, sometimes travelled to Scotland to record popular artists there.
The Beatles were signed to Parlophone in 1962, and released most of their records on the label.
Images for kids
Please Please Me by the Beatles (side 1) – 1963. Parlophone gold and black label
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