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Revised 21/10/12

ROCKET
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1973-1983

Labels

Island distribution
EMI distribution
EMI distribution
Phonogram distribution
PIG 1 - feb 1973
to
PIG 18 - aug 1975
ROKN 501 - nov 1975
to
ROKN 520 - jan 1977
ROKN 520 - jan 1977
to
ROKN 544 - aug 1978
XPRES 1 - 1978
to
XPRES 91 - 1983
The Rocket Record Company  was founded in 1973 by Elton John, Bernie Taupin and Gus Dudgeon.
In 1983 prefix changes to EJS with mostly Elton John issues.
The labal finally closed down in 1999.
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
PIG 1 - 1973
to
ROKN 520 - 1977
Island/EMI distribution
 Cut notch - high top  Glued left/right  
No 2
ROKN 520 - 1977
to
.
EMI distribution
   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 3
.
to
.
EMI distribution
   Cut straight/notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 4
.
to
ROKN 544 - 1978
EMI distribution
. Ref 60  Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 5
XPRES 1 - 1978
to
XPRES 91 - 1983
Phonogram distribution
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
Special sleeves
S 1
XPRES 78 - 1982
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
S 2
XPRES 80 - 1982
   Cut straight - side opening  Glued top/bottom  
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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 Dowaett, England for scans in this section
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Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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