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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Barclay Records is a French record label, which was founded round 1954 by Eddie Barclay (who founded the Riviera label round 1950/51) alias Edouard Ruault. Among the artist in their catalog were Dalida, Mireille Mathieu, Charles Aznavour, Noir Désir, Les Chaussettes Noires, Eddy Mitchell, Hugues Aufray, Henri Salvador, Jacques Brel, The Wild Magnolias, Leo Ferre and Fela Kuti, Jimi Hendrix. Also featured Raymond Lefevre and Michel Colombier (just in the 60s) as arrangers.

Eddie Barclay worked with Sid Vicious and McLaren on the Great Swindle documentary film and album including Sid's song My Way.

The story is that Eddie Barclay went to America to purchase the rights of the 45 RPM record back in 1949.

It is currently owned by the Universal Music Group, and the label is used under the Universal brand. The label Trema has been absorbed under the Barclay sub-label.

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