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PLAYBOY
US Labels and Company Sleeve 1972-1979

Labels

Independent
Independent
CBS distribution
 Epic - Playboy
P 50001 - 1972
to
P 50057 - 1974
P 6001 - 1974
to
P 6100 - 1977
ZS8 5801 - 1977
to
ZS8 5833 - 1979
8 50580 - 1978
to
8 50631 - 1979
Playboy Records was started in 1972, a unit of Playboy Enterprises. Artists recording for the label included Barbi Benton, Blue Ash, Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers, Brenda Patterson, Jeanne French and Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds. Playboy was also the first US label for ABBA that released their first three US singles under the name "Björn & Benny (with Svenska Flicka)".
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Sleeve
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
P 50001 - 1972
to
P 6100 - 1977
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8560 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles
  .....................................  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
8 50580 - 1978
to
8 50631 - 1979
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For sleeve details
(different types)
See Epic Records
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   Curved top  Glued left/right  
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