Record company founded in 1966 by Seymour Stein, who was 24 at the time. First acts included Fleetwood Mac and Chicken Shack.

"Took a chance" on punk by signing the Ramones. Signed a distribution deal with Time Warner in '76 and was assimilated by the Borg in '80.

Home to such as:13th Floor Elevators,Dead Boys,Echo and the Bunnymen,Ginger Baker,Madonna,Ministry,Replacements,Talking Heads,Voidoids.

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