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STIFF
US Labels and Company Sleeves 1978-1980

Labels

SS 1000 - early 1978
mid 1978
to
1980
mid 1978
to
1980
While the UK version was becoming an influental dynamo, the more saleable artists were being snapped up and placed on the major US labels..
(Costello and Lowe to Columbia, Damned and Wreckless Eric to Epic).
In Early 1978, Ian Dury was placed with Arista. By Mid 1978 the second wave of Stiff hits were being released in the UK, and their artists were divided up amongst Columbia and Epic albeit on new imprints: Stiff-Columbia and Stiff-Epic.
By the end of 1980 the US branches of Stiff had closed down.
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
SS 1000 - 1978
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No address
.  Curved top  Inside glued  
No 2
1979
to
1980
© 1979 CBS Inc.
Manufactured by CBS Inc.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
No 3
1979
to
1980
© 1979 CBS Inc.
Manufactured by Epic Records / CBS Inc.
   Curved top  Inside glued  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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All scans and info by John Villanova, New York
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