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TAMLA MOTOWN
UK Labels and Company Sleeves 1965-1976

Labels

Text in center
E.M.I. Records Limited
below title/artist

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E.M.I. Records Limited
below title/artist

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Made in Great Britain
below title/artist

TMG 501 - may 1965
to 
TMG 702 - jun 1969

TMG 703 - jul 1969
to 
TMG 838 - dec 1972

TMG 839 - jan 1973
to
TMG 1052 - sep 1976

US Tamla Records was started by Berry Gordy on January 12, 1959 with an $800 loan from his family.  In September 1959, Berry Gordy founded a second label, Motown Records.
In the UK, before Tamla/Mowtown got it's own label, the recordings appeared on London Records (1959-1961), Fontana Records (1961-1962), Oriole Records (1962-1963) and Stateside Records (1963-1965).
Continues as MOTOWN

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Sleeves

Range

Front

Back

Details

No 1

TMG 501 - 1965
to
,

Use the new EMITEX

Large "Present"
6'- to 50'- tokens

 Wavy top

 Glued left/right

 

No 2

.
to
.

..............

Use the new EMITEX

Large "Present"
7'3'- to 50'- tokens

 

 Wavy top

 Glued left/right

 Use the new EMITEX

No 3

.
to
Oct 1967

 

Use the new EMITEX

Large "Present"
7'3- to 50'- tokens

. Ref 66

 Wavy top

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 4

Oct 1967
to
Feb 1968

Albums issued from
 mar 1966 to sep 1967

 

 Wavy top

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 6

Feb 1968
to
Mar 1969

Albums issued from
 may 1967 to jan 1968

EMI Records

 

 Wavy top

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 7

Oct 1968
to
Mar 1969

Albums issued from
 oct 1967 to sep 1968

EMI Records

 

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 8

Mar 1969
to
.

Albums issued from
 nov 1968 to feb 1969

EMI Records

. Ref 66B

 Cut straight/notch

 Glued bottom/right

 

No 9

2000
to
.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MOTOWN

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Contact for corrections
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Thanks to Pete Nash, Essex, England for scans and info in this section
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Thanks to Tony Dowsett, England for scans and info in this section
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  Repro sleeves available from Big Boppa Records
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