ABC Paramount

ABC-Paramount (U.S.A.) / 1956

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Design: The image of sound waves on a console monitor brings the 78 rpm label into the electronic era, though the label name following the outer curve harks back to the earliest days of label design. A 'clean' layout in which bright primary colours are used to good effect.

History: The ABC Paramount label, an offspring of the film theatre company, was launched in 1955 in New York City. In 1965 its name was simplified to ABC Records. In 1979 it was sold to MCA, which dissolved the label and transferred its music catalogue to MCA.

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