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New Elektra book hits the stores

Mick Houghton’s new book Becoming Elektra:The True Story of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label is the story of Elektra Records in the Holzman period, 1950 to 1973.

From the labels first folk signings - Jean Ritchie, Josh White, Theodore Bikel and Bob Gibson - through the 1960s and 1970s - The Doors, Love, Judy Collins, The Paul Butterfield Band, Tom Paxton, Tim Buckley, Fred Neil, David Ackles, Phil Ochs, Bread, Queen, Mickey Newbury, The Incredible String Band, Carly Simon, The Stooges and The MC5 - Holzman was pivotal in creating a musical landscape redefining mainstream popular music.

Many of his artists, Tim Buckley included, would be discovered and re-discovered years after any initial success.

Tim Buckley released four albums during his time at Elektra: Tim Buckley (1966), Goodbye and Hello (1967), Happy/Sad (1969) and Lorca (1970).


Becoming Elektra is published by Jawbone Press.

Author Houghton also wrote the book that accompanied the Grammy-nominated Forever Changing: The Golden Age of Elektra 1963-1973 CD box set.


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