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Revised 24/2/12

JIVE
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1982-1989

Labels

JIVE (00)1 - 1981
to
JIVE 47 - 1983
JIVE 53 - 1984
to
JIVE 219 - 1989
JIVE 77 - 1984
Occasionally
n late 1971, Clive Calder and Ralph Simon began their partnership in forming businesses in record production, music publishing, artist management and concert promotion in South Africa. In 1972, a young producer named Mutt Lange began producing songs for Calder. The trio of Calder, Simon and Lange decided in 1974 that they had to get out of South Africa. They pooled together what little money they had and moved to London and created the publishing company Zomba Corporation, operating out of Calder's bedroom space in London.
Jive Records was formed in 1981.
Jive operated as an independently managed label until 2002 when Bertelsmann Music Group acquired the remainder of Zomba for US $2.74 billion, which was at the time the largest-ever acquisition of an independent label.
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
JIVE 1 - 1981
to
JIVE 47 - 1983
165-167 Willesden High Road London NW10 3SG
CBS distribution
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 2
JIVE 53 - 1984
to
1985
165-167 Willesden High Road London NW10 2SG
CBS distribution
Later issues in picture sleeves
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
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