Houghton’s new book Becoming
Elektra:The True Story of Jac Holzman's Visionary Record Label
is the story of Elektra Records in the Holzman period,
1950 to 1973.
the labels first folk
signings - Jean Ritchie, Josh White, Theodore Bikel and Bob
Gibson - through the 1960s and 1970s - The Doors, Love, Judy
Collins, The Paul Butterfield Band, Tom Paxton, Tim Buckley,
Fred Neil, David Ackles, Phil Ochs, Bread, Queen, Mickey Newbury,
The Incredible String Band, Carly Simon, The Stooges and The
MC5 - Holzman was pivotal in creating a musical landscape
redefining mainstream popular music.
Many of his artists, Tim Buckley included, would be discovered
and re-discovered years after any initial success.
Buckley released four albums during his time at Elektra: Tim
Goodbye and Hello (1967), Happy/Sad
(1969) and Lorca
Elektra is published by Jawbone
Houghton also wrote the book that accompanied the Grammy-nominated
Changing: The Golden Age of Elektra 1963-1973 CD box