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MONUMENT
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1958-1983

Labels

Independent
Independent
London distribution
London distribution
45 400 - 1958
to
45 405 - 1959
S 45 403 - 1959
STEREO
45 407 - 1959
to
45 408 - 1959
45 408 - 1958
to
45 409 - 1959
Monument Records was founded in 1958 by Fred Foster and Bob Moore in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville, Tennessee. At the beginning, Monument was distributed by London Records, but by 1960 Monument was an independent label.  It was the signing of the former Sun Records singer, Roy Orbison, that brought phenomenal success, starting with the 1960 hit, "Only the Lonely." 
With the loss of Monument's key business partner, Bob Moore, followed by the loss of Orbison to MGM Records in 1965, the company fell into a slow decline. These circumstances, combined with a series of bad investments in the 1980s, led to difficulties that saw Foster lose the company to bankruptcy. CBS Records acquired the Monument catalog.
London distribution
London distribution
Independent
412 - 1959
to
467 - 1962
451 - 1961
No perimeter print
800 - 1962
to
820 - 1963
Hendesonville
Hendesonville
Hendesonville
823 - 1963
to
911 - 1966
851 - 1964
Styrene press
891 - 1965
Colour variation
Monument Record Corp.
Nashville/Beverly Hills
Nashville/Hollywood
915 - 1966
to
943 - 1966
943 - 1966
to
MN 1026 - 1967
MN 1029 - 1967
to
MN 1235 - 1970
CBS distribution
Independent
Phonogram distribution
CBS distribution
ZS7 8500 - 1971
to
ZS8 8707 - 1976
201 - 1976
to
249 - 1978
249 - 1978
to
283 - 1979
WS4 series
1981 - 1983
Label discontinued
(Golden Series)
Reissues
Mn 500 series
Golden Series
Reissues
Mn 500 series
Golden Series
Reissues
ZS8  series
Golden Series
Reissues
GS series
Golden Series
Reissues
WS8 series
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
412 - 1959
to
467 - 1962
Hendersonville, Tenn.
 Cut straight/notch   Inside glued  
No 2
823 - 1963
to
.
Straight corners
Hendersonville, Tenn.
   Cut straight/notch   Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
.
Rounded corners
Hendersonville, Tenn.
   Cut straight/notch   Inside glued  
No 4
.
to
.
Straight corners
Nashville Sound
Hendersonville, Tenn.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to
911 - 1966
Rounded corners
Nashville Sound
Hendersonville, Tenn.
   Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 6
915 - 1966
to
.
Logo high
U.S.A.
  .Cut straight/notch  Inside glued  
No 7
.
to
.
Logo lower
Toned paper
Pinkish centre
U.S.A.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 8
.
to
.
Logo lower
Toned paper - tan centre
Different font
U.S.A.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 9
.
to
1235 - 1970
Logo low
Toned paper - tan centre
U.S.A.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 10 a
8501 - 1971
to
.
Reddish brown 
Shiny slick paper
CBS distribution
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 10 b
.
to
.
Blunt orange 
Matte paper
CBS distribution
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 11 x
.
to
.
Production error
Folding not done correctly
Back: Text upside down
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 12
.
to 
8707 - 1976
CBS distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 13
201 - 1976
to
.
21 Music Square East,
Nashville, Tennessee
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 14
.
to
249 - 1978
21 Music Square East,
Nashville, Tennessee
   Curved top  Inside glued  
Reissues
R 1
Golden Series
Reissues - ZS8 series
 
   Curved top    Inside glued   
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45 Discography for Monument Records from Global Dog Productions
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