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20th CENTURY
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1974-1978

Labels

PYE distribution
PYE distribution
 PYE distribution
RCA distribution
In the PYE period, 20th Century used two concurrent numeral series. The BTC 2000 numbers were the same as those of the the American TC issues. The BTC 1000 series appear to have been specific to Britain, though the material on them was often not British in origin. When RCA took over, the 1000 series was dropped.
2133 - 1974
to
2217 - 1975
1001 - 1975
to
1005 - 1975
2222 - 1976
to
2357 - 1977
1005 - 1975
to
1038 - 1977
2362 - 1978
to
2396 - 1978
1040 - 1978
to
1045 - 1979
2408 - 1979
to
2492 - 1981
Label discontinued
20th Fox Records started in USA in 1958 and was a subsidiary of film studio 20th Century Fox.
In 1963, the name was changed to 20th Century Fox Records. The company was rather unsuccessful - only 4 top 50 hits out of over 700 singles issued from 1958 to 1970. In 1972, the label was revived, now as 20th Century Records, and again to 20th Century Fox Records in 1978.
In Britain, the 20th Century label first started in 1974. The previous material tended to appear on the Pye International label.
RCA distribution
2411 - 1979
2451- 1980
2479- 1981
2481- 1981
Chi-Sound
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1974
to
1975

 
PYE distribution
 Cut notch - high top  Glued left/right  
No 2
1976
to
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PYE distribution
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
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to
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PYE distribution
  Curved top  Glued bottom/right  
No 4
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to
1977
PYE distribution
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to David Sayers, Kent , England for scans in this section
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