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Elektra Chief Executives and the Artists they signed

on Tue, 2010-08-10 20:00

Created by Bob Kaus and Mark Leviton


Founder and Chairman:  Jac Holzman 1950 – 1973

On October 10, 1950, Elektra Records was born in 19-year-old Jac Holzman’s college dorm room.  For the next 23 years, Holzman nurtured Elektra into an iconic, eclectic, and much-revered label, guiding it from an early mix of traditional folk, ethnic music, and blues into a golden age of contemporary folk, rock, and pop artistry.  During this fertile period, he also branched into classical and world music with the founding of the Nonesuch label.

Selected Discography