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UK Records was a music label launched in 1972 by Jonathan King to distribute his own releases and those by some other artists. The abbreviation UK stands for "United King". The label was distributed at first by Decca Records and, after 1976, by PolyGram (which later bought out Decca in 1980). It was perhaps one of the most successful indie labels of the era in the United Kingdom, concentrating on hit singles, but while the label had three singles in the Top 5 on several occasions, apart from 10cc and the King-produced Original London Stage Soundtrack of The Rocky Horror Show, album success intentionally eluded it.
Besides King himself, UK also released records by artists such as Lobo, 10cc, The First Class, Kevin Johnson, Carl Malcolm, Roy C, Genesis and Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs. King closed the label in the late 1970s, but he retained ownership and regularly re-issued much of its catalogue, especially on compilations of hits.
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