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75 Years of Capitol Records Presents Fascinating Photos From Label's Archives


Credit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenElla Mae Morse was the key ingredient in Capitol’s first big hitCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of Taschenshe had a dozen hits over the next decade that mixed popCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of Tascheneven making the R&B charts with a couple of singles. This shot is from the photo session for the cover of her album The Morse Code. Los AngelesCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of Tascheneven making the R&B charts with a couple of singles. This shot is from the photo session for the cover of her album The Morse Code. Los AngelesCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenKen VeederCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenJan. 14Credit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenJan. 14Credit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenKen VeederCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of Taschen1963; Credit: Ken Veeder / Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenThe Beach Boys laying down vocals for their groundbreaking Pet Sounds album.
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Studio 3Credit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenHollywoodCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenHollywoodCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of Taschenincluding A Rockin’ Date With Gene Vincent and Sounds Like Gene Vincent. Capitol’s first rock & roll starCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of Taschenraunchy style on his debut singleCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of Taschen” a Top 10 rockabilly classic.
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1958; Credit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenThe Beatles at manager Brian Epstein’s home for the launch of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
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May 19Credit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenMay 19Credit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of TaschenPeter Lawford and Joey BishopCredit: Capitol Photo Archives / Courtesy of Taschen

With hundreds of amazing photos from the label's extensive archive, the new Taschen book 75 Years of Capitol Records offers a fascinating look inside one of the iconic record companies in the world. Home to such legendary artists as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd and Radiohead, Capitol Records' storied history comes to life in the book's rare images and essays by leading cultural historians and critics. All photo courtesy of Taschen.