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CHALLENGE
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1957-1969

Labels

1001 - 1957
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1002 - 1957
1003 - 1957
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1013 - 1957
1013 - 1957
1008 - 1957
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1013 - 1957
Challenge Records was founded in Los Angeles in 1957 by singer Gene Autry and former Columbia Records representative Joe Johnson.  Autry's involvement with the label was short lived as he sold his interest to the remaining partners in October 1958. The label's first success came with the instrumental group The Champs' hit "Tequila" in 1958. The company went out of business in 1969.
1014 - 1958
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1018 - 1958
59000 - 1958
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59085 - 1960
1016 - 1958
(5)9107 - 1961
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59278 - 1965
59287 - 1965
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59396 - 1969
Label discontinued
100 series
Reissues
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1014 - 1958
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59278 - 1965
. Ref 109D  Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
59287 - 1965
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 Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
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59396 - 1969
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Tony Watson, Australia for info and scans in this section
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Thanks to Dave Turk, Denver, Colorado for scans in this section
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Thanks to John Villanova, New York 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 Franz Zeleny, Austria for scans in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for Challenge Records from Global Dog Productions
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