45-SLEEVES - HOME
Revised 30/8/13

ABC
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1966-1979

Labels

A product of ABC-Paramount
A product of ABC-Paramount
A product of ABC-Paramount
A product of ABC Records
10710 - 1965
to
10742 - 1966
Repress of ABC-Paramount issue
10803 - 1966
to
10905 - 1967
10900 - 1967
to
10938 - 1967
10940 - 1967
to
12010 - 1974
Jump from 11449 to 12001
In 1966, ABC-Paramount Records changed the imprint's name to ABC Records.
ABC Records purchased Dunhill Records in the summer of 1967, forming "ABC Dunhill Records." They purchased Don Robey's record labels including Duke Records, Peacock Records, Back Beat Records and Song Bird Records on May 23, 1973. 
Later, they also purchased the Famous Music record labels from Gulf and Western in 1974 (these included Dot Records and Blue Thumb Records). The entire division was sold to MCA Records in 1979.
No perimeter print
11346 - 1973
to
11359 - 1973
Brief interim label
12012 - 1974
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12399 - 1978
12400 - 1978
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12425 - 1978
12432 - 1978
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12451 - 1978
12451 - 1978
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12463 - 1979
Label discontinued
Artists transferred to MCA
Reissues
1200 series
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1 a
10803 - 1966
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 Curved top  Inside glued  
No 1 b
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10906 - 1967
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
10908 - 1967
to
Mid 1968
Purple print
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
Mid 1968
to
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Black print
J.D. 5-68 (back right side)
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 4
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to
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Black print
G.B. 5-68 (back right side)
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 5
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to
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©
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 6
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to
1973

   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7 a
1973
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7 b
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to
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7 c
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to
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7 d
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to
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7 e
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to
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    Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7 g
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to
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7 g
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7 h
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7 i
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 7 j
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to
12008 - 1974
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 8
12012 - 1974
to
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Thin lines
Normal font
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 9 a
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to
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Thin lines
Normal font
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 9 b
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to
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Thin lines
Normal font
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 9 c
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to
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Thin lines
Normal font
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 10
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to
12469 - 1979
Thick lines
Narrow font
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
Reissues
R 1
Reissues
mid to late 60s
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
R 2
Reissues
mid to late 60s
Semi-glossy paper
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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Thanks to Dave Turk, Denver, Colorado 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 Gary L. Anderson Albany, NY  for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Barnes - Top 40 Research - Australia  for scans in this section
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Thanks to Sam Mathis, Jacksonville, Florida for scans in this section
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Thanks to Franz Zeleny, Austria for scans in this section
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Thanks to Bill Eaton, Tulsa, Oklahoma  for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for ABC Records from Global Dog Productions
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