Henry Stone Music

#FromTheArchives – Miami Herald article about KC and the Sunshine Band

This one is not very old, but it is a great article from the Miami Herald about the 1970s by Joe Cardona; how Henry Stone took KC and The Sunshine Band to worldwide success and together helped create one of the most popular music styles in history, right from a little studio in Hialeah, Florida. […]

#FromTheArchives Wall of Gold

Hanging on the wall in the office are just a few of the dozens of gold and platinum records that Henry Stone’s labels earned over the years. His impact on the music business has been deep and profound and long-lasting. For a nice overview of some of the tracks that came out of my labels […]

From the Archives: Henry Stone Top Hat Photo

From the Archives: Henry Stone looking dapper in top hat and cape at the Motown Convention in San Francisco, c. 1958. Barry Gordy set up the photo shoot and picked the characters for all the major distributors.

From the Archives: Billboard Tomorrow’s Top 200 Executives Award July 4, 1976

Billboard Tomorrow’s Top 200 Executives Award July 4, 1976 Something fun and different today! This is a plaque awarded to Henry Stone from Billboard Magazine to commemorate their Bicentennial issue on July 4, 1976 proclaiming Henry Stone as one of Tomorrow’s Top 200 Executives. It is a reproduction of the cover with a nice plaque […]

From the Archives: Grammy Award for “Where Is the Love” in 1975

From the Archives: How about a Grammy Award!? Awarded to Henry Stone’s legendary publishing company, Sherlyn Publishing Co., which published some of the most popular songs of the time. “Where Is The Love” was performed by Betty Wright and produced by H.W. Casey and Rick Finch (of KC and the Sunsine Band) and Willie Clarke. […]

From the Archives: Henry Stone and James Brown Photo 1997

From the Archives: Henry Stone and James Brown An old shot of Henry and James Brown at the Hot offices in 1997. Henry met James way back when James was just starting out and gave him some valuable advice that helped launch his career. They became good friends for the rest of James’ life. They […]

From the Archives: First Heart Shaped Record

This is the first heart-shaped record. A gold record! “What You Won’t Do For Love” by Bobby Caldwell. Released in 1978 on the TK Records subsidiary Clouds label. Written by Alfons Kettner and Bobby Caldwell. #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. #6 on the Hot Selling Soul Singles chart.

From the Archives: Certificate of Appreciation Dade County 1978

A certificate of appreciation dating from 1978 signed by then county Mayor Stephen P. Clark. The text is below. Certificate of Appreciation to Henry Stone President and Founder, T.K. Records and Tone Industries In sincerest recognition of invaluable contributions to development of the modern music industry in Dade County. November 4, 1978 Signed by Barry […]