ABKCO Films Brings Alejandro Jodorowsky and The Dance of Reality to MoMA on March 14th
POSTED ON Mar 12th, 2014
SXSW Holds US Premiere of Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Dance of Reality on March 10
POSTED ON Mar 7th, 2014
Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel Soundtrack In Stores Now
POSTED ON Mar 3rd, 2014
Stream Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel Soundtrack on Pitchfork Advance
POSTED ON Feb 25th, 2014
ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY’S THE DANCE OF REALITY COMING SOON FROM ABKCO FILMS
POSTED ON Jan 31st, 2014
The Rolling Stones Charlie is my Darling - Ireland 1965 Takes Home GRAMMY For Best Historical Album
POSTED ON Jan 28th, 2014
WES ANDERSON'S 'THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL' SOUNDTRACK OUT MARCH 4
POSTED ON Jan 23rd, 2014
GRAMMY® Nomination Spurs Release Of The Rolling Stones Live 1965: Music From Charlie Is My Darling This Month From ABKCO Records
POSTED ON Jan 15th, 2014
Jodorowsky Marathon To Be Featured In Hungarian Film Festival
POSTED ON Dec 18th, 2013
2 ABKCO Titles Make The Playlist's Best Soundtracks Of 2013
POSTED ON Dec 12th, 2013
CELEBRATING THE 45th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROLLING STONES’ BEGGARS BANQUET
POSTED ON Dec 6th, 2013
ABKCO Gets Into The Holiday Spirit With 12 Days Of Giveaways!
POSTED ON Dec 5th, 2013
Songs From The Rolling Stones And Sam Cooke Among GRAMMY Hall of Fame Entries
POSTED ON Dec 3rd, 2013
|Songs From The Rolling Stones And Sam Cooke Among GRAMMY Hall of Fame Entries
Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013
Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy® has announced the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. This latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. With 27 new titles, the list currently totals 960 and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE.
"Spanning the 1930s to the 1980s, this year's GRAMMY Hall Of Fame entries represent a diverse collection of influential and historically significant recordings," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog — knowing that they have become a part of our musical, social, and cultural history."
Among this year's entries were two iconic pieces from the ABKCO catalog: The Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women" and Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World."
The single for "Honky Tonk Women" was released in the UK the day after the death of founding member Brian Jones where it remained on the charts for 5 weeks peaking at No. 1. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks from 23 August 1969. It was ranked No. 116 on the list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.
Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World," co-written with Lou Adler and Herb Alpert was released as a single in the spring of 1960, reaching #12 in the US and #27 in the UK. In 2004, the song was placed 373rd in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.