Capitol Records, President and CEO
Great voices, inspired songwriting, stellar musicianship - we all know that those qualities are the foundation of musical excellence. But as fans of music, we are also fans of the people who create music. So when we think back to the songs that have become the soundtrack to our lives, often a photograph can speak as loud as any instrument on tape.
The photographs in this book come from the archives of Capitol Records. They are assembled here in celebration of the label's 60th anniversary, and they tell the story of the company's history. It is a visceral, ongoing history. In that spirit, this book is not just a cursory overview of key events, but a dramatic presentation of artists at work. Artists are the soul of any record company, and these pictures capture the soul that has lived in the music of Capitol Records - from Nat King Cole to the Beastie Boys, from Judy Garland to The Beatles, from Frank Sinatra to The Beach Boys - for six decades.
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