GONG

1946 - 1950

Polish private record label situated in Katowice, founded 1946 in Krakow by employees of the local Polish Radio station.

At the beginning, the label operated in the basement of the Krakow Philharmonic using semi-professional equipment for the production of records. The records were of poor quality and pressed in a small number of copies. The songs were recorded in a private apartment in Krakow.

Gong shared the fate of other private record companies that were launched in Poland in the first years after WW2. At the beginning of the 1950s, the label was closed and the commissioning committee meticulously destroyed the entire collection of records in the company's premises.

Source: Wikipedia