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DOT
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1964-1974

Labels

DS 16558 - 1964
to
DS 16756 - 1965
DS 16771 - 1965
to
DS 16933 - 1966
DS 26750 - 1965
to
DS 26757 - 1966
DOT 101 - 1968
to
DOT 147 - 1974
Label discontinued
American Dot Records was founded in 1951 by Randolph (Randy) C. Wood and Gene Nobles in Gallatin, Tennessee. The company moved to Hollywood, California by summer 1956. Randy Wood sold Dot Records to Paramount Pictures in 1957 for three million dollars.  He stayed as the President of the label until 1968, when he left and founded Ranwood Records with Lawrence Welk.  In 1968, Gulf+Western bought Paramount Pictures. Early in 1974, Dot Records was sold to ABC Records and became ABC-Dot Records. 
At the end of 1977, the Dot label was discontinued.
In the UK, Dot's products initially was releasd on Decca's London label
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
DS 16558
to
DS 16933
DS 26750
to
DS 26757
Pye Distribution
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
DOT 101 - 1968
to
DOT 147 - 1974
EMI Distribution
  .Wavy top  Glued bottom/right  

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