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Epic was launched originally as a and music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. This has included such notables as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Juilliard String Quartet, Antal Doráti conducting the Hague Philharmonic and George Szell conducting the Cleveland Orchestra.

Ten years later, Epic earned its first gold records and developed into a formidable hit-making force in rock and roll, R&B and country music. Among its many acts, it included Bobby Vinton, The Dave Clark Five, The Hollies, Tammy Wynette, Donovan, The Yardbirds, Lulu, and Jeff Beck. Several of the British artists on the Epic roster in the 1960s were the result of Epic’s distribution deal with EMI in which Epic recordings were issued by EMI on the Columbia label before the contract with EMI expired at which point CBS Records formed a British Epic Records branch to market Epic label material.

Epic has a long history of many successful acts. During the late 1960s and 1970s, its success extended to include Sly & The Family Stone (1966), Charlie Rich (1967), Edgar Winter (1970), Steve Vai (1970-present), REO Speedwagon (1971), Johnny Nash (1972), ABBA (in the UK) (1972), The Isley Brothers (1973), Ted Nugent (1975), Boston (1976), Heart (on sister label Portrait Records) (1976), The Clash (1976), and Charlie Daniels.

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  • Over141

    death grips

    May 2014
  • WillgFatale

    Trash.

    March 2014
  • FIANHYDE

    Can you fix tracklist from "Avril Lavigne" That a mess... Fix please? Like the Wiki Say, Thank you so much.

    November 2013
  • MrMik98

    Avril Lavigne <3

    November 2013
  • NinjaTravisLee

    Can't believe Death Grips are signed to this label

    September 2013
  • paulsammy

    CIARA :) [3]

    July 2013
  • Jefersoncesar

    CIARA :) [2]

    July 2013
  • maxsuxx

    Jessica Simspon ......

    March 2013
  • roemilca111

    "Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS." I SEEN FOOTAGE

    February 2013
  • RaiqueThrasher

    Sad Wings of Destiny = Epic!

    December 2012
  • Nakkinak

    v TAKE ME OUT LALALALALALALALA

    September 2012
  • Bastard1

    Nothing that was ever related to Franz Ferdinand deserves to even use the term "epic."

    September 2012
  • DavCnuk

    Delete the incorrect scrobbling OZZMOSIS & Bark At the Moon. [2]

    May 2012
  • TPJHC

    http://www.lastfm.ru/music/The+Panic+Jank

    May 2012
  • Veinrot

    Delete the incorrect scrobbling OZZMOSIS & Bark At the Moon.

    April 2012
  • R_Victor

    please delete "Michael Jackson;The Cleveland Orchestra" S3u$ 1NC073t3Nt35

    April 2012
  • crcdt

    Please delete this account.

    March 2012
  • BasementBrother

    Delete Oh Land's picture and let the fans decide on the picture from now on. [6]

    February 2012
  • acreditava

    Delete Oh Land's picture and let the fans decide on the picture from now on. [5]

    February 2012
  • R_Victor

    Please, remove "Shakira featuring Carlos Santana" !

    January 2012
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