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PORTRAIT
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1976-1986

Labels

 6-70001 - 1976
to
6-70036 - 1979
6-70020 - 1978
1982
to
1986
Portrait was launched in 1976 as an Epic subsidiary with an artist roster that initially included Joan Baez, Burton Cummings and (after a legnthy contract dispute with Mushroom records), Heart. Ringo Starr signed up in 1978. The following year the floundering label was ended with it's only moneymaker Heart moving over to the parent label Epic.
Portrait was re-launched again in 1982, this time by CBS/Columbia, with a more current artist roster consisting of Cyndi Lauper, Altered Images and Sade. The label was stopped again in 1986 with some artists moving over to CBS Associated.
CBS re-re launched Portrait again in 1988 as a Jazz label (ending by 1990).
Epic took another stab at it in 1992 - gone by 1994
  AGAIN with CBS in 1998. This time as a Heavy Metal label and mercifully put to rest by 2002.
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1976
to
1978
6430 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
 Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 2
1978
to
1979
1801 Century Park West,
Los Angeles, California
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 3 a
1982
to
1986
51 W. 52 Street,
New York, N.Y.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 3 b
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to
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51 W. 52 Street,
New York, N.Y.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
No 4
.
to
1986
Text on the back
51 W. 52 Street,
New York, N.Y.
   Curved top  Glued left/right  
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