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Revised 21/5/12

FONTANA
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1958-1974

Labels

H 103 - 1958
to
H 391 - 1962
267184 - 1962
to
267278 - 1963
TF 392 - 1962
to
TF 441 - 1964
TF 443 - 1964
to
TF 1083 - 1970
Fontana Records was started in the 1957 as a subsidiary of the Dutch Philips Records.
It hit the charts regularly throughout the 1960s with acts like Dave Dee, Wayne Fontana, and the Spencer Davis Group.
In 1970, when Philips restructured its music operations it dropped Fontana in favor of Vertigo Records
 In 1974, PolyGram acquired the dormant label and revived it briefly. Chart success was not forthcoming, so Fontana soon went back into hibernation. 
6007 001 - 1970
to
6007 027 - 1970
6007 030 - 1974
to
6007 041 - 1974
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
H 103 - 1958
to
H 130 - may 1958
Small hole
   Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 2
may 1958
to
1960
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. Ref 27C  Slightly curved top  Inside glued   
No 3
1960
to
.
Philips Electrical Limited
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 4
.
to
.
Philips Records Limited
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 5
.
to
Jan 1963
Philips Records Limited
. Ref 48C  Curved top  Inside glued   
No 6
Jan 1963
to
TF 425 - nov 1963
. Ref 27B  Curved top  Inside glued   
No 7
Nov 1963
to
.
Blue - long lines
No tabs
   Curved top  Inside glued   
No 8
.
to
.
Dark blue - long lines
No tabs
. Ref 27  Curved top   Inside glued   
No 9
.
to
1966
Dark blue - long lines
Tabs added
 Curved top  Inside glued  
No 10
1966
to
.
Greyish blue - short lines
   Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 11
.
to
.
Dark blue - short lines
. Ref 27A  Wavy top  Glued left/right  
No 12
.
to
1970
Dark blue - short lines
   Curved top - high top  Glued left/right  
No 13
1970
to
1974
. Ref 27D  Wavy top  Glued left/right  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York for scans in this section
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Thanks to Rick Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio for scans in this section
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Thanks to Big Boppa Records for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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Thanks to Bill Williams, England for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Fontana Records from Global Dog Productions
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