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Former stockbroker Edward Lewis formed Decca Records Ltd in the United Kingdom in 1929. By 1939, Decca was the only record company in UK aside from EMI. Within years, it was the second largest record label in the world, calling itself "The Supreme Record Company". A US branch was launched in 1934. This branch was sold off during World War II.

Decca UK started the London Records label to release their material in North America, since they could not use the Decca name there.

The 1970s were disastrous for Decca UK. Although Decca set up the first of the British "progressive" labels, Deram, in 1966, by the time the punk era set in in 1977, Decca had become known primarily as a classical label. Label founder Edward Lewis died in January 1980, and PolyGram acquired the remains of Decca within days of his death.

In 1997, Seagram bought out MCA/Universal, giving them ownership of Decca US. They then acquired Decca UK's parent company PolyGram in 1998, thus consolidating Decca trademark ownership under the new Universal Music Group.

Today, Decca is a leading label for both classical music and Broadway scores. The Decca Music Group also includes the Philips label, and those labels are grouped together with the Deutsche Grammophon and ECM labels into the Universal Classics group.

Labelcode: LC 0171

Contact info for:
The Decca Record Company Limited
Decca House
9 Albert Embankment
London, SE1
UK

URLs:
http://www.decca.co.uk/
http://www.deccaclassics.com/

Num Year Artists Name
74161 1961 LP Bert KAEMPFERT Dancing in Wonderland
DL 4374 1963 LP Bert KAEMPFERT Living It Up!
LK 4065 1964 LP The ROLLING STONES The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hit Makers)
LK 4661 1964 LP The ROLLING STONES No. 2
LK 4733 1965 LP The ROLLING STONES Out Of Our Heads
LK 4852 1967 LP The ROLLING STONES Between the Buttons
SKL 4888 1967 LP The ROLLING STONES Flowers
SKL 4939 1968 LP Engelbert HUMPERDINCK A Man Without Love
SKL 4955 1968 LP The ROLLING STONES Beggars Banquet
SKL 5025 1969 LP The ROLLING STONES Let It Bleed
SKL 5065 1970 LP The ROLLING STONES Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!
SLK 16585-P 1969 LP Engelbert HUMPERDINCK Engelbert
SLK 16663-P 1970 LP Engelbert HUMPERDINCK We Made It Happen
TXS 103 1967 LP The ROLLING STONES Their Satanic Majesties Request
DXSA 7206 1970 2LP Andrew Lloyd WEBBER Jesus Christ Superstar
Spa 364 1974 LP The New Vaudeville Band The World Of The New Vaudeville Band
124 1977 LP CAMEL Rain Dances
478 1140 2008 CD Andrea BOCELLI Incanto
? 2000 CD Marlene DIETRICH Lili Marlene - Best of Marlene Dietrich

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