Golden Crest Records, formerly of:
220 Broadway, Huntington Station,
Long Island, NY, USA

President: Clark Galehouse
Current owner: John Broven in conjunction with Library of Congress
Type of output: rock 'n' roll, teen pop, jazz, R&B, doo wop, classical, comedy, educational and more (1956-84)
Subsidiary of Shelley Products pressing plant
Subsidiary labels: Shelley, Crest, Silver Crest, DeWitt, Yorkshire
Publishing company: CFG Publishing Co. (affiliated to BMI, 1957)

There is still a stock of original vinyl albums available for sale, but no 45s. See catalog here.


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Please communicate by email via the contact page (especially for licensing inquiries and LPs); or write to: PO Box 26, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724, USA.

Latest news: Two Golden Crest tracks, “Wolf Call” (by Lord Dent [Clayton Watson] and the Invaders) and “Blue Tears” (by Lola Sugia), were included among the music tracks in the “Riverdale” TV series in 2023.

Latest release: "The Best of Golden Crest" double CD (Ace CDCH2 1254). See more

For the Golden Crest story, read John Broven’s article, “Golden Crest Records: The Independent Record Industry Comes To Long Island” in the December, 2012, edition of Stony Brook University’s Long Island History Journal. Link.


These Golden Crest CD releases can now be streamed, courtesy of Ace Records:

The Fabulous Wailers DVCHD 675
Mando and the Chili Peppers DVCHD 683
Golden Crest Instrumentals DVCHD 724
Best of Golden Crest DVCH2 1254
Teen Scene DVGC 220
Altar of Dreams DVGC 221

The releases – compilations or individual tracks – are available on all platforms, such as Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Deezer, Pandora and some more obscure ones.

Featured Golden Crest Artists: