ABKCO Music & Records

ABKCO Music & Records ABKCO is one of the world's leading independent record & music publishing companies, home to critical catalog assets including compositions & recordings by Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Bobby Womack, The Kinks and many more.

ABKCO Music & Records is one of the world’s leading independent entertainment companies. It is home to iconic music catalogs that include compositions and recordings by Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, Bobby Womack, Eric Burdon, The Animals, Herman’s Hermits, Marianne Faithfull, The Kinks as well as the Cameo Parkway masters by such artists as Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Clint Eastwood, The Dovells, ? & The Mysterians, Charlie Gracie, The Tymes and Dee Dee Sharp. Soundtrack releases include David O Russell’s Golden Globe nominated Joy, the 2015 Academy Award, GRAMMY and BAFTA winning soundtrack to Wes Anderson’s Golden Globe winner The Grand Budapest Hotel, 2013 Academy Award nominated Moonrise Kingdom, the 2010 Academy Award nominated Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Darjeeling Limited, Edgar Wright’s The World’s End and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Independent Spirit Award Winner Safety Not Guaranteed, the international blockbuster Fast Five, Boardwalk Empire Volumes 2 & 3: Music from the HBO Original Series, the soundtrack to the first season of the hit Showtime series Californication. Releases on ABKCO’s SAR label include albums by LC Cooke, The Soul Stirrers, Johnnie Taylor and the Valentinos. ABKCO Records latest release is The Rolling Stones In Mono. ABKCO is active on many fronts including the release of critically lauded compilations and reissues from its catalog, film and commercial placement of its master recordings and music publishing properties in all media. One Night in Miami, ABKCO’s latest theatrical production, played to critical acclaim in Los Angeles, Baltimore and Denver and opens at the Donmar Warehouse in London on October 6, 2016. ABKCO Films released Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Dance of Reality; the renowned cult director’s classics El Topo and The Holy Mountain, fully restored and remastered to HD, were shown at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival (Classics section) and at the prestigious 44th New York Film Festival. ABKCO is currently in pre-production on a Sam Cooke bio pic and upcoming releases include a restoration of the Spaghetti Western Blindman starring Ringo Starr. ABKCO’s latest release is The Durrells, a 6 part TV series based on Gerald Durrell’s book The Corfu Trilogy.

Roll up, tune in and drop out: an oral history of The Rolling Stones’ star-packed Rock AN Roll Circus folly - NME
07/04/2019
Roll up, tune in and drop out: an oral history of The Rolling Stones’ star-packed Rock AN Roll Circus folly - NME

Roll up, tune in and drop out: an oral history of The Rolling Stones’ star-packed Rock AN Roll Circus folly - NME

Roll up, roll up, to the maddest, baddest, wildest, druggiest and most devil-tatted show on Earth! In 1968, envisioning their very own surreal cross between Magical Mystery Tour and Top Of The Pops, The Rolling Stones gathered a staggering array of stars of the age – John and Yoko, Clapton, The Wh...

07/04/2019
‎Honky Tonk Women (Mono) by The Rolling Stones

Today in 1969, The Rolling Stones single “Honky Tonk Women” was released in the UK. At the time of its release, Rolling Stone magazine called the song "likely the strongest three minutes of rock and roll yet released in 1969".

‎Song · 3:03 min · 2016

ABKCO Music & Records's cover photo
07/03/2019

ABKCO Music & Records's cover photo

Superdeluxeedition
07/03/2019

Superdeluxeedition

#OutThisWeek The Rolling Stones, Everything But The Girl, INXS/Michael Hutchence, Sigur Rós, John Power, Tangerine Dream, Heaven 17 and more > http://bit.ly/2JkHXkT

Today in 1966, The Rolling Stones hit single “Mother’s Little Helper” was released in the U.S. The sitar-like guit...
07/02/2019
‎Mother's Little Helper (Mono) by The Rolling Stones

Today in 1966, The Rolling Stones hit single “Mother’s Little Helper” was released in the U.S. The sitar-like guitar riff was played by both Keith Richards and Brian Jones on 12-string electric guitars.

‎Song · 2:46 min · 2016

07/02/2019
Sam Cooke - What A Wonderful World (Official Lyric Video)

Today in 1960, Sam Cooke's song “(What A) Wonderful World” peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Lyric Video for “What A Wonderful World” performed by Sam Cooke. Directed by: Hector Santizo Producers: Julian Klein, Robin Klein, Mick Gochanour, Hector San...

06/26/2019
Bristol Old Vic

Bristol Old Vic

"If you want to laugh, feel like your heart's breaking a little bit, or fall in love with some characters, you need to come see it!"

Full of laughter, bonhomie between brothers, and music galore, join us for the "superbly performed" ★★★★ (The Stage) One Night in Miami... at just £10 a ticket from 25 – 29 Jun >> https://bit.ly/2WJUTWh

06/26/2019
Marianne Faithfull - As Tears Go By (Official Lyric Video)

Watch the nostalgic official lyric video for Marianne Faithfull's 1964 hit single "As Tears Go By".

Marianne Faithfull - Official Page

"As Tears Go By" by Marianne Faithfull Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Andrew Loog Oldham Lyrics: It is the evening of the day I sit and watch th...

Today in 1967, The Rolling Stones compilation album “Flowers” was released. It featured three previously unreleased ...
06/26/2019
‎Flowers by The Rolling Stones

Today in 1967, The Rolling Stones compilation album “Flowers” was released. It featured three previously unreleased tracks – “My Girl”, “Ride On, Baby”, and “Sittin’ On A Fence”.

‎Album · 1967 · 12 Songs

Today in 1960, Bobby Rydell’s hit song “Swingin’ School” peaked at #5 on the Billboardard Hot 100.
06/25/2019
‎Swingin' School by Bobby Rydell

Today in 1960, Bobby Rydell’s hit song “Swingin’ School” peaked at #5 on the Billboardard Hot 100.

‎Song · 2:14 min · 1963

Remembering Rosetta Hightower of The Orlons on what would have been her 75th birthday.
06/23/2019

Remembering Rosetta Hightower of The Orlons on what would have been her 75th birthday.

Happy Birthday to Ray Davies!
06/21/2019

Happy Birthday to Ray Davies!

Today in 1964, The Animals rendition of the traditional folk song “The House of the Rising Sun” was released in the ...
06/19/2019
‎Retrospective by The Animals

Today in 1964, The Animals rendition of the traditional folk song “The House of the Rising Sun” was released in the UK. Their version, which reached #1 in the UK, US, and France, has been described as the “first folk rock hit”.

‎Album · 2004 · 22 Songs

06/14/2019

‪ It is with deepest sympathy and sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Peter Whitehead. As a young photojournalist, he documented many of the early years of The Rolling Stones, with music videos such as “Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing in the Shadow” and “We Love You", as well as the film #CharlieIsMyDarling. Shot in 1965, Charlie Is My Darling captures The Rolling Stones on tour in Ireland on the cusp of stardom.

We are all indebted and fortunate to his being there to capture this historic and amazing time.

Nottingham Playhouse
06/14/2019

Nottingham Playhouse

Our production of #OneNightInMiami... opened on Friday and it looks great on stage.

Here are our four icons - Sam Cooke, Jim Brown, Malcolm X and Cassius Clay in action.

Directed by Matthew Xia and designed by Grace Smart.

Photography by Richard Hubert Smith.

Find out more and book tickets here > https://bit.ly/2KcoAxg

Happy Birthday to Len Barry of The Dovells!
06/12/2019

Happy Birthday to Len Barry of The Dovells!

06/11/2019
The Rolling Stones - Paint It, Black (Official Lyric Video)

Today in 1966, The Rolling Stones song “Paint It, Black” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the first #1 hit to feature a sitar on the recording.

“Paint It, Black” by The Rolling Stones Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Lyrics: I see a red door and I want it painted black No colors anymore I want ...

06/07/2019
Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse

Tonight,we go back to 1960s America and spend our first night in Miami, with four icons; Sam Cooke, Malcolm X, Jim Brown and Cassius Clay

We caught up with director Matthew Xia, our #MalcolmX, Christopher Colquhoun and our #SamCooke Matt Henry to find out more about the play… > https://bit.ly/2Hco4wo

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
06/07/2019
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

Check out The Rolling Stones performance of “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” from The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus.

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
06/06/2019

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

🎉 CONTEST ALERT!! 🎉

Follow The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus official playlist on Spotify and be entered to win a Limited Deluxe Edition and 3 LP Expanded Soundtrack!
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06/06/2019
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Official Lyric Video)

Today in 1965, The Rolling Stones released their iconic hit single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in the US. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song at #2 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Lyrics: I can't get no satisfaction I can't get no satisfaction ...

Nottingham Playhouse
06/03/2019

Nottingham Playhouse

#OnThisDay in 2016, the legendary boxer #MuhammadAli died aged 74.

Our upcoming production, #OneNightInMiami…, takes us back to 25 February 1964 - the night, as #CassiusClay, he was crowned the new heavyweight champion of the world and celebrated with #SamCooke, #JimBrown and #MalcolmX.

Soon after this fight, Cassius announced that he would change his name to Muhammad Ali and converted to Islam.

Book tickets for Kemp Powers’ tough-talking drama here > https://bit.ly/2NfId6g

Happy Birthday Ronnie Wood!
06/02/2019

Happy Birthday Ronnie Wood!

Happy Birthday to Charlie Watts!
06/02/2019

Happy Birthday to Charlie Watts!

05/29/2019
Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse

Kemp Powers explains where the idea for #OneNightInMiami… came from and why #JimBrown, #MalcolmX, #MuhammadAli and Sam Cooke have been his favourite historical figures since university > https://bit.ly/2NfId6g

Today in 1968, The Rolling Stones released their hit single “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”. To date, the band has played it ...
05/24/2019
‎Jumpin' Jack Flash (Mono) by The Rolling Stones

Today in 1968, The Rolling Stones released their hit single “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”. To date, the band has played it over 1,100 times in concert, making it their most-performed song.

‎Song · 3:39 min · 2016

Happy Birthday to Hilton Valentine of The Animals!
05/23/2019

Happy Birthday to Hilton Valentine of The Animals!

05/23/2019
One Night In Miami... Cast Interviews, featuring music from Matt Henry.

See the critically acclaimed play #OneNightInMiami by Kemp Powers at the Nottingham Playhouse from June 7th to June 22nd!

Ahead of #OneNightInMiami... opening in a few weeks, we caught up with director @Exalibah, our #MalcolmX, Christopher Colquhoun and our #SamCooke Matt Henry ...

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
05/20/2019

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

Available on vinyl for the first time ever, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus 3LP expanded soundtrack includes bonus material from Taj Mahal and The Dirty Mac, a supergroup featuring John Lennon, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, and Mitch Mitchell of The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/rockandrollcircus

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
05/17/2019
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

Happy Birthday to Taj Mahal! Hear his performance of “Checkin’ Up On My Baby” from the newly remastered The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus expanded soundtrack, available on June 7th.

The Rolling Stones
05/16/2019

The Rolling Stones

We are delighted to announce the new US and Canada tour dates today! All of the cities from the previously postponed shows are locked in, starting at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 21st and including a brand new date in New Orleans!

Tickets sold for the original date will be honoured - fans DO NOT need to exchange their tickets. Those who cannot attend the re-scheduled date can refund their tickets by accessing their Ticketmaster account. For transferred tickets, the refund will go to the fan who originally bought the tickets, once they have been transferred back.
You can contact Ticketmaster with any queries here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/h/contact-form.html

Tickets for New Orleans will go on general sale Friday May 31, at 10am (local time). The pre-sale for the Rolling Stones mailing list will run from 10am on Wednesday May 29 to 10pm on Thursday May 30 (local time).

We apologise again for any inconvenience the re-scheduling of these dates may have caused you and hope to see you at a show very soon!
www.rollingstones.com/tour

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus
05/14/2019
The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus expanded soundtrack is available on June 7th. Pre-order the album and stream Taj Mahal's live performance of “Checkin’ Up On My Baby” now.

05/13/2019
Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack

Check out the official lyric video for Bobby Womack's 1982 hit single "If You Think You're Lonely Now"!

Happy Birthday to Eric Burdon!
05/12/2019

Happy Birthday to Eric Burdon!

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