Scorpio Records

The Grateful Dead recorded their first single (Stealin' / Don't Ease Me In, 1966) for the small Scorpio label prior to signing for Warner Brothers in 1966.

Scorpio Records was a small, very short lived Bay Area record company. The name was abandoned when it was discovered that there was already a larger label called Scorpio Records based in San Francisco.

The presence of two companies with this name has led to confusion. The Grateful Dead recorded with the smaller of the two. They did not record with the Scorpio Records which was a subsidiary started by Fantasy Records to break into the market created by the 'British Invasion' following the success of the Beatles.