Episode 6 of 6
Paul Gambaccini presents a series charting the history of Elektra Records, from when it was founded by Jac Holzman in 1950 until he sold his company in 1973.
Primarily a New York folk label in the 1950s and early 1960s with influential singers Judy Collins, Phil Ochs and Tom Paxton, the label explored new avenues from the mid-sixties when Jac signed West Coast artists Love, Tim Buckley and the Doors. Further chart success came from the development of artists such as Bread, Carly Simon and Harry Chapin.
6/6. Holzman recalls the music released on Elektra during his final years with the company. The label enjoyed more success with Bread and found a new star - Carly Simon.