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Revised 15/3/12

BIG TOP
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1958-1966

Labels

"Reg. U.S.Pat.Off."
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No
"Reg. U.S.Pat.Off."
"Reg. U.S.Pat.Off."
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"Reg. U.S.Pat.Off."
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3001 - 1958
to
3161 - 1964
513 - 1964
to
521 - 1964
3036 - 1960
Occasionally
3075 - 1961
Occasionally
100 - 1965
to
104 - 1966
Label discontinued
Big Top Records was started in 1958 by music executive Johnny Bienstock and the music publisher Hill & Range Music. Hit artists included Del Shannon, Johnny & the Hurricanes and Lou Johnson. 
Bell Records briefly distributed Big Top prior to their closing in 1966.
"Reg. U.S.Pat.Off."
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"Reg. U.S.Pat.Off."
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101 - 1965
Occasionally
Stereo issues
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1 a
1960
to
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Instruments facing the same way both sides
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 1 b
.
to
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Instruments facing the same way both sides
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
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Instruments reversed
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
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to
521 - 1964
Instruments reversed
   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 Middle-Earth Records for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Ronat, Highland, Illinois for all scans in this section
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Thanks to Don Walker, Forest Hill, Maryland for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Big Top Records from Global Dog Productions
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