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FONTANA
US Labels and Company Sleeve 1962-1969

Labels

Vendor: Mercury
Vendor: Mercury
Vendor: Mercury
Vendor: Mercury
Smash numbering sequence
S 1785 - nov 1962
and
S 1841 - 1963
Smash numbering sequence
S 1882 - 1964
to
S 1960 - 1964
S 1941 - 1964
to
Contract press ?
F 1500 - feb 1965 
to 
F 1537 - 1966
Fontana Records was started in the 1957 as a subsidiary of the Dutch Philips Records.
Fontana's U.S. counterpart label was started in 1962 and distributed by Mercury Records. Among the hitmakers were Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders, The Troggs, The New Vaudeville Band and Steam, all of whom had #1 hits on the label. 
Mercury discontinued the subsidiaies Fontana and Smash Records in 1970.
F 1541 - 1966
to
F 1684 - 1969
Label discontinued
F 1573 - 1967
and
F 1607 - 1967
F 1100 series
Reissues by Mercury
F 1100 series
Reissues by PolyGram
1989
Label reactivated
by PolyGram
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
S 1882 - 1964
to 
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   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to 
F 1683 - 1970 
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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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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45 Discography for Fontana Records (Smash 1785-1960) from Global Dog Productions
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45 Discography for Fontana Records (1500-1684) from Global Dog Productions
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