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British LONDON (American) 45/78 rpm Singles Catalogue, 1949-1982

The almost definitive guide to a legendary British record label, this publication includes label history, label changes & photos, chart information, and many more interesting facts, from start to finish of this fascinating label (a fundamental change of the label occurred in 1982). All the information was compiled through access to the official label files held by  the parent Decca Record Company, not forgetting the invaluable help of the actual label manager who was in charge for 30 years, and the contribution of many London record collectors. As a bonus, it includes the LONDON 7000 Export label, plus FELSTED AF 100 Singles series, 1958-1960.

Because of continuing demand, Record Information Services (RIS) has re-printed a limited number of this London catalogue, which begins at the start of the (British) London label when it was 78 rpm only, and continues to the end of the main HL 8000 / 9000 / 10000 series, after which London was re-vamped and falls outside the scope of this publication. Labels of origin are included (usually American) along with the usual Artist, Titles, Month & Year of issue, and all 45 / 78 rpm issues are indicated as appropriate. The exact series listed are:

London L 500 78 / 45 rpm Singles, L 500 to L 1232 (late 1949 to end of series in early 1954)
London HL- 8000 / 9000 / 10000 78 / 45 rpm Singles, HL 8001 to HL 10582 (early 1954 to early 1982)
London Calypso CAY 100 78 / 45 rpm Singles (1954-1955)
London HL- 7000 Export Singles, HL 7001 to HLJ 7127 (1955 to 1971)
London SL- 4000 45 rpm Stereo Export Singles (1959)
Felsted(-American) AF 100 78 / 45 rpm Singles, AF 101 to AF 130 (1958-1960)

For many years UK London was a major force in Popular music and this is a must for all collectors of Rock & Roll, R&B, Pop, Soul, Country, etc. singles. Major artists include Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Eddie Cochran, Roy Orbison, Pat Boone, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, The Drifters, The Coasters, Duane Eddy, Bobby Darin, Everly Brothers, Rick(y) Nelson, Slim Whitman, Righteous Brothers, Del Shannon, Johnny & The Hurricanes, Neil Diamond, Al Green, and many more.

It is a very thorough work which includes articles on Label History (a concise history of London & Felsted, good enough to be ripped off and used on Wikipedia), Explanatory Notes with comments on specific records, Export Records, Matrix / Control Numbers, Unissued & Withdrawn Records, 12" Singles, Picture Sleeves, Stereo Singles, Demo Records & Test Pressings, "Pop" Chart Commentary, and Label Design with illustrative pictures.

Approximately A5 size (14.8 x 21 cm, 5 x 8 inches) glossy card cover, 120 pages, originally published in 1982, this re-print in 2018. Supplied with separate Artist Index which includes some additional information.

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We are in possession of the official, complete London singles master files (which list all issued and unissued material), and other official Decca company files. These items are for sale at the right price.


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