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Epic Records

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

Ten years later, Epic earned its first gold records and developed into a formidable hit-making force in Rock, R&B and Country. Among its many acts, it could include Bobby Vinton, the Dave Clark Five, Sly and the Family Stone and Donovan.

During the 1970s, its success extended to include the Hollies, Edgar Winter and Tammy Wynette.

The likes of Meatloaf and the Jacksons paved the way for Epic's multiplatinum 1980s and 1990s successes.

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