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Pick up your copies of the Elektra Records Samplers (1950-1973)

on Tue, 2010-10-19 14:50

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The Genius of Jac Holzman

on Sun, 2010-10-17 20:00

 

The best part of Jac Holzman’s job was working with the artists. He loved pairing a musician with the right producer. He said last night at the 92Y’s celebration of 60 years of Elektra Records (Jac founded the label) that finding that perfect collaboration was probably the most challenging part of his job.  He told the crowd that he wanted the label to make enough money so that he could continue to put out the music that needed to be heard.
 
Lenny Kaye was superb in his conversation with Jac. They have a history.  Among other things, Lenny assembled the Nuggetscompilations, which were a

MOJO celebrates 60 years of Elektra Records

on Fri, 2010-10-08 10:37

Be sure to pick up the November issue of MOJO here, which is celebrating 60 years of Elektra Records and starring…The Doors! It also includes Elektra's 60 Greatest Albums featuring new interviews with Iggy Pop, MC5, The Incredible String Band, Judy Collins, Tom Rush and Bread. Every issue includes a free CD - Journey to Love: 15 Rare and Early Elektra Classics - compiled and sequenced by legendary label boss Jac Holzman, and featuring Tim Buckley, The Dillards, Phil Ochs, Fred Neil and many more!

In this issue of Mojo

The Doors From The Inside radio show

on Wed, 2010-08-11 20:00

We are proud to present digitally The Doors From The Inside radio show, complete with music, anecdotes and commentary from the band members and Jac Holzman. The Doors From The Inside will take you chronologically through the journey that was, The Doors.

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Originally aired in 1988, The Doors From The Inside is divided into the following 6 segments:

Episode 1: 1966 – The Beginning: UCLA, Local L.A. Clubs, Signed to Elektra Records
Episode 2: 1967 – “Light My Fire” Goes Number One
Episode 3: 1968 – From Small Clubs to Ballrooms to Arenas
Episode 4: 1969 – Miami and

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.

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