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BELL
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1968-1982

Labels

The Gramophone comp.
Text in centre
The Gramophone comp.
No text in centre
The Gramophone comp.
No text in centre
Made in
Great Britain
BLL 1001 - mar 1968
to
BLL 1066 - jun 1969
BLL 1067 - jun 1969
to
BLL 1095 - feb 1970
BLL 1096 - feb 1970
to
BLL 1146 - mar 1971
BLL 1147 - apr 1971
to
BELL 1495 - oct 1976
Label discontinued
Prefix changes to BELL by 1200
 U.S.A.: In 1961, Larry Uttal purchased Bell, Amy and Mala labels, and folded his Madison Records
Early on, Uttal concentrated on the Amy and Mala labels, and rendered Bell dormant. The Bell label was revived in 1964. When Uttal left the company in 1974, Clive Davis, music consultant to Columbia Pictures, took over. Uttal then founded Private Stock Records. By late 1974, Davis merged the Columbia Pictures labels (Colpix, Colgems and Bell) into a new entity named Arista.
UK Arista revived the label breifly in 1981.
Bell Records Division
Label revived
BELL 1496 - jun 1981
to
BELL 1505 - aug 1982
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
BLL 1001 - 1968
to
1969
Stateside albums
from 1967
. Ref 6  Wavy top  Glued bottom/right   
No 2
1969
to
BLL 1095 - 1970
Bell albums
from 1968
 Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
BLL 1096 - 1970
to
.
1969 albums
   Cut straight/notch   Glued bottom/right  
No 4
.
to
1971
1969/1970 albums
   Cut straight/notch   Glued bottom/right  
No 5
1971
to
1972
1970 albums
   Cut straight/notch   Glued bottom/right  
No 6
1972
to 
.
"A division of Columbia Pictures" added
The Gramophone
Company LTD
   Cut straight/notch   Glued bottom/right  
No 7
.
to
1973
The Gramophone
Company LTD
. Ref 6A  Cut straight/notch   Glued bottom/right  
No 8
1973
to
1974
EMI Records LTD
Later issues in plain white sleeves
 Cut straight/notch   Glued bottom/right  
Label revived
No 9
BELL 1496 - 1981
to
BELL 1505 - 1982
Marketed by Arista Records
Distributed by PolyGram
   Cut straight/notch   Glued left/right  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Pete Nash, Essex, England for scans in this section
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for Bell Records from Global Dog Productions
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