PINNACLE
RECORDS

 Independent label: The label of an electronics firm of that name, from Orpington, Kent.  Pinnacle began issuing records in 1975, the rarity of its products suggests that it didn't have a particularly auspicious start, though it did manage to get a single by teenage heart-throbs Flintlock into the Charts in 1976 ('Dawn'; P-8419).  At some point after February 1978 the label evolved into Pinnacle Firebird,  two more chart hits followed, Disco-orientated efforts by Colorado and Mankind.  In mid '79 Firebird seems to have disappeared, and the label became Pinnacle once again; this time the label was coloured white, and it had a new logo.  Pinnacle broadened the scope of its interest by entering the Record Distribution business, and it proved its capability by ushering a single from its small client label Arrival (Keith Marshall's, 'Only Crying'; PIK-2) into the Charts in 1981.  In the wake of this success the company went on to become one of Britain's busiest and biggest independent distributors, a position which it still holds today. Catalogue numbers started off in a P-8400 series, which reached at least 8455; they changed to PIN-60 at about the same time as the label became Pinnacle Firebird.  Another change followed in April 1979, when the PIN-60s were superseded by PIN-0s.   Some Pinnacle singles from the silver-label era appeared with injection-moulded labels. The 1980s saw further changes of label design and of numbering. Distributed By.

 
81 Gary Holton And Casino Steel Ruby (Don'T Take Your Love To Town) PINNACLE PIN 501
81 Nigel Martinez Behind My Back  PINNACLE PIN 502
81 Nicholas And Nickelby 19 For A Copy STREET BEAT PIN 503
81 Not Traced PINNACLE PIN 504
81 Troyce Key And J. J. Malone I Gotta New Car (I Was Framed) PINNACLE PIN 505
81 Delroy Washington For Your Love PINNACLE PIN 506
81 Michael Mcgloiry Won'T You Let Me Be The One (Version One) PINNACLE PIN 507
81 Freshies Dancin' Doctors PINNACLE PIN 508
82 Not Traced PINNACLE PIN 509
82 The Climb I Can'T Forget PINNACLE PIN 510
82 The Climb Touch Me (Heaven) PINNACLE PIN 511
82 Not Traced PINNACLE PIN 512
82 Godot Something'S Missing PINNACLE PIN 513

84
Nick Straker
Turn Me Down  ‎(12") PINNACLE PIN 100
84
Kym Yancey
Determination ‎(12") PINNACLE PIN 101
84 Yvonne Gage Lover Of My Dreams PINNACLE PIN 102



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