Bradley's Records

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Bradley's Records
Bradley's.jpg
Parent company ATV Music
Founded 1973
Genre Pop, Rock, Novelty
Country of origin United Kingdom

Bradley's Records was a UK record label in the mid-1970s. It was founded by ATV Music publishers in 1973 and run by Derek Johns. The label was active for four years with moderate success, but was discontinued in early 1977.[1]

Three acts were chosen to launch the label in February 1973: Prog-rock band Kala[2] (an offshoot of Quintessence), Paul Brett[3] and Hunter Muskett.

Lack of commercial success caused a re-think and in late 1973 all three original acts departed (Kala were dropped after they refused to change their musical direction and wear glitter and make-up).[4] Stuart Slater, who by now had replaced Johns, began to concentrate on releasing singles by pop artists; a policy that was to provide a number of chart hits.

Among its roster of artists were The Goodies and Stephanie de Sykes (Slater's partner) who both had top 20 hits in the UK.[5][6][7] Other hits released by the label included Sweet Dreams' "Honey, Honey" - a top 10 hit in 1974.[8]

Other acts signed by Bradley's Records included:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs.com - Bradley's Records discography
  2. ^ Phil Shiva Jones - Official site
  3. ^ Paul Brett Official site - Bradley's Records
  4. ^ Mooncowhq.ch Quintessence on Bradley's Records info
  5. ^ The Goodies Rule OK - Discography
  6. ^ "The Goodies - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Stephanie De Sykes - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Sweet Dreams - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Discogs.com - Claude Francois