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Revised 31/7/13

MODERN
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1955-1970

Labels

704 - 1950
to
980 - 1956
981 - 1956
to
1027 - 1957
985 - 1956
to
987 - 1956
1001 - 1965
to
1022 - 1966
Modern records was founded in 1945 in Los Angeles, California, by brothers Saul and Jules Bihari. Modern had several subsidiarys: RPM, Flair, Crown and Kent Records
In 1957, the Biharis started putting all of their energy into the Crown budget album line. In the mid 1960s, the company went bankrupt, but a new company, Kent, was formed with essentially the same management. 
1036 - 1967
to
1054 - 1968
2000-series
686 North Robrtson Boulevard
MX 1 - 1965
to
MX 56 - 1970
Reissues
MX 637
Reissue
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1950
to
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.
 Cut notch  Glued bottom/right  
No 2
.
to
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   Slightly curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
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Both sides
Culver City, California
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 4
.
to
.
Front only
Culver City, California
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to
.
Front only
Culver City, California
. Ref 115  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 6
.
to
1970
Back only
Culver City, California
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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45 Discography for Modern Records from Global Dog Productions
45 Discography for Modern Oldies Records from Global Dog Productions
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