45-SLEEVES - HOME
Revised 5/8/13

CBS
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1961-1984

Labels

AAG 101 - 1961
to
AAG 108 - 1962
AAG 114 - 1962
to
AAG 234 - 1964
201730 - 1965
to 
202642 - 1967
2648 - 1967
to
5436 - 1971
The company started life as the Columbia Phonograph Co. in 1887.  It flourished for more than three decades, and set up branches in several other countries.  In 1923, however, it hit financial troubles and went into receivership.  The British subsidiary was sold as Columbia, later a part of EMI.  In the USA, Columbia ended up in the possession of William S. Paley, founder of Columbia Broadcasting Systems.
 EMI had the rights to the name Columbia in the UK.  From 1965, CBS flourished as a major manufacturer and distributor of records. Issuing thousands of singles on its own CBS label it was also home to a number of other successful labels.
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2816 - 1967
Flower centre
CBS 7009 - 1971
to
CBS 8496 - 1972
CBS 1014 - 1972
to
CBS 9578 - 1981
CBS A1002 - 1981
to
A4497 - 1984
One Sided Single
At the end of 1982 CBS decided that they might sell more singles if they dropped the B-side and sold them at a lesser price! A novel idea, but the stores really didn't like the fact that different singles would have different prices. Also the Music Publishing firms were up in arms about this, which meant less royalties for their songwriters (B-sides same royalties as the A-side). One Side Singles were quietly dropped by Spring 1983.
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
AAG 101 - 1961
to 
.
 
. Ref 13A  Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
1965
 
. Ref 13C  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
1965
to
.
Waves at the back
 Wavy top - waves back  Inside glued  
No 4
.
to 
Early 1967
   Wavy top - waves back  Glued left/right  
No 5
Early 1967
to
.
Artists
   Wavy top - waves back  Glued left/right  
No 6
.
to
.
 
Waves at the front 
. Ref 13  Wavy top - waves front  Glued bottom/right  
No 7
.
to
.
Waves at the front
   Wavy top - waves front  Glued bottom/right  
No 8
.
to
CBS 5436 - 1971
Waves at the front
   Wavy top - waves front  Glued bottom/right  
No 9
CBS 7009 - 1971
to
.
Purple on orange
28/30 Theobalds road
 London WC1
. Ref 13B  Wavy top - waves front  Glued bottom/right  
No 10
.
to
CBS 8496 - 1972
Light purple on orange
28/30 Theobalds road
 London WC1
   Wavy top - waves front  Glued bottom/right  
No 11
CBS 1014 - 1972
to
.
Rectangle on the front
28/30 Theobalds road
 London WC1 
 "Delga"
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 12
.
to
1973
Rectangle on the front
28/30 Theobalds road
 London WC1
No "Delga"
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 13
1973
to
Late 1975
No rectangle
17/18 Soho Square
 London W1B 5PD
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 14
Late 1975
to
.
Rectangle on the front
17/19 Soho Square
 London W1V 6HE
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 15
.
to
Jul 1978
No rectangle
17/19 Soho Square
 London W1V 6HE
. Ref 13D  Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 16
Aug 1978
to
.
No rectangle
17/19 Soho Square
 London W1V 6HE
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 17
.
to
1979
No rectangle
17/19 Soho Square
 London W1V 6HE
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 18
1979
to
.
Glossy finish
Bottom: 14-22 Ganton St.
 London W1
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 19
.
to
.
Flat finish
Bottom: 14-22 Ganton St.
 London W1
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 20
.
to
1984
Flat finish
Bottom: 14-22 Ganton St.
 London W1V 1LB
 All later CBS singles
 came in picture sleeves
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
S 1
One Side Singles
1982-1983
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
CBS Distribution sleeves
Used with CBS distributed labels: Dandelion, Mums, Dolphin etc.
D 1
1969
to
1969
   Wavy top - waves front  Glued bottom/right  
D 2
1969
to
1972
   Wavy top - waves front  Glued bottom/right  
Reissues
R 1
1977
to
1978
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
R 2
1978
to
.
© 1978 CBS Records
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
R 3
.
to
1979
© 1978 CBS Records
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
R 4
1979
to
1979
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
R 5
1979
to
1980
© 1979 CBS Records
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
R 6
1984
to
1984
© 1984 CBS Records
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
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Thanks to Henry Marott, England for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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