capricorn records head quartersIndependent record label which was launched by Phil Walden, Alan Walden, and Frank Fenter in 1969 in Macon, Georgia.

Capricorn became famous for its role in spearheading Southern rock in the seventies, with The Allman Brothers Band at the forefront, but also including the Marshall Tucker Band, Elvin Bishop, Wet Willie, Jonathan Edwards, Captain Beyond, White Witch, Grinderswitch, Cowboy, and Hydra.Courtesy of Georgia Music Hall of Fame

At first the records were distributed by WEA/Warner Music Group (first through Atlantic Records, then later Warner Bros. Records), and later by PolyGram Records. Capricorn went out of business in October 1979. Gregg Atwill was an engineer and publicity seeker with Capricorn throughout the seventies.

 

 

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