Knowledge Identifier: &RCA
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rachmaninoff signed a contract with the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1920 and with its successor, RCA Victor.
James Harbord - In 1922, Harbord retired from the Army to become President of the &Radio_Corporation_of_America
In 1929, RCA purchased the Victor Talking Machine Company, the world's largest manufacturer of phonographs and phonograph records
Rolf Armstrong - In 1930, RCA hired him to paint pin-ups to advertise their products, and in 1933 the Thomas D. Murphy Calendar Company signed him to produce a series of paintings for their line
General Electric - Through its RCA subsidiary, it has been associated with the Center since its construction in the 1930s
NBC - RCA moved its corporate headquarters into the new Rockefeller Center in 1933, signing the leases in 1931
EMI - RCA sold its stake in EMI in 1935, but due to its earlier takeover of the Victor label in 1929, RCA retained the North and South American rights to the "Nipper" trademark
New York Philharmonic - By the 1936 sessions Victor, now owned by RCA, began to experiment with multiple microphones to achieve more comprehensive reproductions of the orchestra
United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America - UE was founded in March 1936 by several independent industrial unions which had been organized from the ground up in the early and mid-1930s by workers in major plants of the General Electric Company, Westinghouse Electric, RCA and other leading electrical equipment and radio manufacturers
NBC - In 1939 the FCC ordered RCA to divest itself of one of the two networks
CBS - To catch up with rival RCA, CBS bought Hytron Laboratories in 1939, and immediately moved into set production and television broadcasting
James Lawrence Fly - When Fly was appointed to replace Frank McNinch as FCC chairman in 1939, commercial television had not yet begun in the U.S. In April of that year, RCA attempted to broadcast commercial content in New York City using standards set by the Radio Manufacturers Association , but these broadcasts were unauthorized and experimental
A plant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania which RCA operated from the late 1940s to June 1986, released more than 250,000 pounds of pollutants per year from its exhaust stacks
James Lawrence Fly - By early 1940 RCA made aggressive moves to dominate the industry, and many of their competitors objected
NBC - RCA fought the divestiture order, but in 1940 divided NBC into two companies in case an appeal was lost
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - The orchestra quickly ascended to national prominence, issuing a series of phonograph recordings on RCA in the 1940s and early 1950s
CBS - CBS-Hytron offered a practical color system in 1941, but it was not compatible with the black-and-white standards set down by RCA. In time, and after considerable dithering, the FCC rejected CBS's technology in favor of that by RCA.
CBS - The FCC began licensing commercial television stations on July 1, 1941; the first license went to RCA and NBC's WNBT ; the second license, issued that same day, was to WCBW,
Edwin Howard Armstrong - By June 1945, the RCA had pushed the FCC hard on the allocation of electromagnetic frequencies for the fledgling television industry
It would become the American Broadcasting Company in 1946
Decca Records - In 1947, RCA Victor released the original cast album of "Brigadoon"
Universal Television - "'NBC Productions "' was an American/television production/distribution company that was founded in 1947 by RCA
Decca Records - Decca quickly became the main rival of RCA Records as the top label for American country music by the early 1950s and remained so for decades
George Beverly Shea - During Shea's first four years with RCA his records did not recover the cost of recording and pressing, but by the end of the 1950s he enjoyed major record success
John Culshaw - In the late 1950s Decca entered into a commercial partnership with RCA, by which Decca teams recorded classical works in European venues on RCA's behalf
Zenith Electronics - In the late 1950s, many electronic manufacturers, such as RCA, &General_Electric and Admiral, were changing from hand-wired metal chassis in their radios and televisions to printed circuit boards
Fedora Barbieri - Her 1951 performance of the Verdi Requiem, with Herva Nelli, di Stefano and Cesare Siepi, conducted by Arturo Toscanini, was issued by RCA. She can be seen and heard in the role of Madelon on a DVD of the opera "Andrea Chénier", which stars Plácido Domingo, issued by the Bel Canto Society; as Giovanna in "Rigoletto" filmed by Jean Pierre Ponnelle with Luciano Pavarotti and again with Domingo as Mamma Lucia in Franco Zeffirelli's "Cavalleria Rusticana"
George Beverly Shea - In 1951 Shea was signed to the RCA record label by Sam Wallace and Elmer Eades, after being "discovered" by Paul Barkmeyer
George Harold Brown - Brown had an illustrious career with RCA, becoming director of the Systems Research Laboratory in 1952, chief engineer, Commercial and Industrial Electronic Products at Camden, New Jersey in 1957, vice-president, Research and Engineering, in 1961, and executive vice-president, Patents and Licensing, in 1968
Smart Araneta Coliseum - In 1952, J. Amado Araneta purchased a 35-hectare property in Cubao that is now the Araneta Center from &Radio_Corporation_of_America
In 1953, RCA's all-electronic color TV technology was adopted as the standard for American color TV. It is now known as NTSC
CBS - Although CBS-TV was the first with a working color television system, they lost out to RCA in 1953, due in part because the CBS color system was incompatible with existing black-and-white sets
NBC - While rivals CBS and DuMont offered color broadcasting plans, RCA convinced the FCC to approve its color system in December 1953
A site in Burlington, Massachusetts which RCA used from 1958 to 1994 to make and test military electronics equipment, generated hazardous waste
Archie Campbell - Shortly after, he signed a contract with RCA Victor and one of his early singles, "Trouble in the Amen Corner" reached the 1960 country music Top 25
Fats Waller - The anonymous sleeve notes on the 1960 RCA album "Handful of Keys" state that Waller copyrighted over 400 new songs, many of which co-written with his closest collaborator Andy Razaf
Ennio Morricone - Well-versed in a variety of musical idioms from his RCA experience, Morricone began composing film scores in the early 1960s
Ann-Margret - Ann-Margret began recording for RCA in 1961
George Harold Brown - He was associated with the RCA for over forty years, becoming an executive vice president for research and engineering in November 1961
Claudio Baglioni - Between 1965 and 1968 he composed a musical suite to a poem by Edgar Allan Poe entitled "Annabel Lee", made a test recording for RCA, released his first album "Claudio Baglioni"
George Harold Brown - He was a member of the RCA board of directors from 1965 until his retirement in 1972
Max Merritt - By April 1965, the second Meteor's album was finally released on RCA Records and contained a range of styles, including the single "So Long Babe"
Bill Lear - The consumer version of players for these tapes first appeared in September 1965 in 1966 model Ford automobiles with RCA and Lear offering the first pre-recorded Stereo 8 Music Cartridges
Luigi Tenco - In 1966, suffering through a period of compulsory military service, he released "Un Giorno Dopo L'Altro" for RCA
Light-emitting diode - The first blue LEDs using gallium nitride were made in 1971 by Jacques Pankove at RCA Laboratories
Loris Tjeknavorian - London Symphony Orchestra - In 1975 Tjeknavarian signed an "Exclusive Conducting" contract, with the RCA recording company and made many successful recordings with leading orchestras, such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Wings Hauser - In 1975, Hauser released an album for RCA entitled "Your Love Keeps Me Off the Streets"
Ryo Kawasaki - Ryo made his debut U.S. album, Juice, in 1976 for RCA and was one of the first Japanese jazz artists to sign with a major label in the States
In about 1980, RCA corporate strategy reported on moving manufacture of its television sets to Mexico
Rino Gaetano - In 1981, RCA organised a tour, from which the live " album was created
Kevin Borich - This line-up collaborated with solo artist Dutch Tilders to record "Blues Had a Baby and They Called It Rock'n'Roll" in 1981 on RCA Records
The SelectaVision videodisc system, not to be confused with the same trademark that RCA applied to its VCRs, never developed the manufacturing volumes to substantially bring down its price, could not compete against cheaper, recordable videotape technology, and was abandoned in 1985 for a write-off of several hundred million dollars
Meat Loaf - The US release on RCA Records was on April 1985 and features a slightly different track list, as well as alternate mixes for some songs
NBC - Contrary to popular legend, the three musical notes, G-E'-C', did not originally stand for NBC's previous parent corporation, the General Electric Company; although GE's radio station in Schenectady, New York, New York, WGY, was an early NBC affiliate, and GE was an early shareholder in NBC's founding parent RCA. General Electric did not own NBC outright until 1986
A spokesman for RCA's current owners denied responsibility, saying a study conducted by the Taiwan government showed no correlation between the illnesses and the company's facilities, which shut down in 1991
Howard Stern - In 1992, Stern believed Thornton Bradshaw, chairman of WNBC's owner RCA, heard his "Bestiality Dial-a-Date" segment and ordered his firing
Jeremy Mayfield - In 1993, he joined the ARCA series, and was named Rookie of the Year
Michelle Gayle - In 1993, while she was still on the cast of "EastEnders", Gayle signed with RCA Records and launched herself as a solo artist
Milton Babbitt - He was hired by & RCA as consultant composer to work with their RCA Mark II Synthesizer at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center , and in 1961 produced his "Composition for Synthesizer"
Michelle Gayle - She released two Top 40 albums through RCA Records but they parted company in 1997, and although Gayle has recorded other albums, they have not been released
RadioShack - Also in 2000, the company-owned Realistic and Optimus brands were discontinued when the company entered into an agreement to carry RCA products, although RadioShack had not made products under the Realistic name since the early 1990s
RadioShack - When the RCA contract ended in 2004, RadioShack added its own Presidian and Accurian brands, and re-introduced the Optimus brand in 2005 on some low-end products
Bo Bice - Signed to RCA Records, Bice's first single, released June 21, 2005, was his version of "Inside Your Heaven"
Bo Bice - He responded that they could start a petition asking Clive Davis for Bo's original southern rock songs on a subsequent CD. A diverse group of fans, the Grassroots Coalition to Hear More Bo, started the online Petition to Hear More Bo, which collected over 5,300 signatures before it was closed February 21, 2007, after word broke that Bice was no longer with RCA. Although the petition had no effect with RCA, it affirmed fan interest in the kind of CD Bice had said he wanted to make, and would eventually release in 2007