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Becoming Elektra - Mick Houghton book review

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Definitive tome on groundbreaking US record label gets facelift

In the early 1960s, when old school record companies ruled and Harvest and Vertigo were still years away, Elektra was the coolest label on the planet. Started by Jac Holzman in 1950 to release folk and world music, it tapped into the rapidly-evolving counterculture revolution, releasing 60s folk artists such as Fred Neil and Judy Collins then seminal bands such as Love and the Doors.

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