Formed in 1974 by Wayne Bickerton, Tony Waddington, and John Fruin, the State label went on to become one of the most successful independent labels of the 70’s.
State’s first top 5 chart success was “I Can Do It”, recorded by The Rubettes and written by Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington. Following on from “Sugar Baby Love”, which had been No. 1 in the British and European charts, State Records enjoyed the hits penned by Bickerton/Waddington.
They went on to have eight chart records with The Rubettes.
In addition, the State label had chart success with Mac & Katie Kissoon, Rockotto, Delegation, Gary Benson and many others.
In the late 70’s, State Records built a state of the art recording studio in Marble Arch and went on to form successful publishing companies with “Odyssey – State Music”.
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