Capitol 3

Capitol (U.S.A.) / 1954

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Design: The absence of dividing lines as seen on the Canadian version of the label (see previous page) meant that the logo and the type size for imprinting could be slightly larger and thus clearer. A 'car-hop' (see the artist's vocal backup group) was a waiter or waitress who brought fast food to people in their cars at drive-in restaurants. Usually they worked on foot, but quite often used roller skates.

History: Launched in 1942, the Capitol label was bought out in 1956 by EMI. Label scans courtesy of collector Georg Richter of Germany, who notes: "Instead of the usual 'Promotion Record' tag, the label oddly reads 'For Demonstration Purposes Only."

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