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Revised 14/6/11

ROLLING STONES
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1971-1991

Labels (main designs)

ARC pressing
WEA distribution
WEA distribution
EMI distribution
RS 19100 - 1971
to
RS 19103 - 1972
RS 19113 - 1974
RS 19301 - 1974
to
RS 19303 - 1976
EMI 11727 - 1978
to
EMI 11924 - 1979
The label was formed by Rolling Stones members in 1970, after their recording contract with Decca Records expired. The label was initially headed by  Marshall Chess, the son of Chess Records founder Leonard Chess. 
Rolling Stones Records never made much of an effort to sign outside artists.
EMI distribution
CBS distribution
RSR 287 - 1980
to
RSR 749 - 1982
BA 3401 - 1986
to
.
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
CBS distribution
BA 3443 - 1986
to
.
 655 422 - 1989
to
.
656 756 - 1991
to
.
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Labels (variations)
ARC pressing
ARC pressing
EMI distribution
EMI distribution
RS 19101 - 1971
RS 19103 - 1972
EMI 11806 - 1978
RSR 287 - 1980
ARC pressing
ARC pressing
EMI distribution
EMI distribution
RSR 557 - 1981
RSR 637 - 1982
RSR 708 - 1982
RSR 749 - 1982
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
RS 19100 - 1971
to
RS 19103 - 1972
Cardboard
   Cut straight - rounded corner  Inside glued  
No 2
RS 19103 - 1972
to
.
Reprise logo
   Cut straight   Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
RS 19303 - 1976
Reprise logo removed
Small logos
   Cut straight   Inside glued  
No 4
EMI 11727 - 1978
to
EMI 11924 - 1979
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
See EMI Records
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   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
RSR 287 - 1980
to
RSR 557 - 1981
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 6
RSR 637 - 1982
to
RSR 749 - 1982
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
See EMI Records
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Later issues in picture sleeves
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Jim Barnes - Top 40 Research - Australia  for scans in this section
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