UK Records: A Great British Label
UK Records was a music label launched in 1972 as an outlet for pop star/Svengali Jonathan King. First run by John Peel’s Dandelion Records chief Clive Selwood (amongst others), the label scored chart hits for the likes of Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs (fronted by Jona Lewie) and 10cc. UK also released successful singles by the First Class, Carl Malcolm, Kevin Johnson, Roy C, Lobo, Freddie Garrity, Bubblerock, 53rd and 3rd, One Hundred Ton And A Feather, The Kursaal Flyers and JK himself. Successful albums included 10cc’s self-titled ‘10cc’ and ‘Sheet Music’, as well as the Original London Stage Soundtrack of ‘The Rocky Horror Show.’ The label was dissolved by the 1970s and Cherry Red now control a vast amount of the UK Records catalogue.