Millennium Records

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Millennium Records was started by longtime record executive Russ Regan in 1976. The label was distributed by the independent Casablanca label, run by another record industry mainstay, Neil Bogart.

The label's best-selling artist was electronic music pioneer Meco, whose disco cover of John Williams "Star Wars/Cantina Band" cues from Star Wars was a number 1 hit in 1977. In 1978, Meco followed up with two more movie-inspired hits for the label: a number 25 hit "Theme From Close Encounters" and a number 35 hit "Themes From The Wizard of Oz".

In 1981, Don McLean had three hits on the Millennium label: "Crying" which peaked at number 5; a number 23 song, "Since I Don't Have You" and a number 36 song, "Castles in the Air".[1]

Also between 1981 and 1982, the band Franke & the Knockouts had three top 100 hits on Millennium: "Sweetheart" at number 10, "You're My Girl" at number 27, and "Without You" at number 24.

The company switched distribution to RCA Records in the early 1980s before folding.

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  1. ^ "Chart info from The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 7th Edition - Meco Pg 420 and Don McLean Pg 418"

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