Monday, June 30, 2014

Keep On Running: 50 Years of Island Records

Los Angeles, CA

A friend of a friend pointed out this documentary from 2009, which celebrates 50 years of Island Records. If you listened to any music in the last half-century, you probably came across an artist from Island Records. It started out as a niche label that imported records of Caribbean and Jamaican artists. Island Records originally filled shelves in immigrant neighborhoods in London in the early 60s before it finally got widespread distribution in West End London record shops. Chris Blackwell, the owner of Island Records, started signing local acts like The Spencer Davis Group and the rest is history.

Here's the documentary... Keep On Running: 50 Years of Island Records...

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