Regency

Regency (Canada) / 1957

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Design: This bouncy Gothic for the label name rocks and rolls. The broken 'swelled rule' positioned over the centre hole is also featured on the Delta label.

History: Ron Hall, author of The CHUM Chart Book kindly supplied the following info: "Phonodisc started operations in 1956 in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough. Their main label was Regency Records [shown here] which started with record #500 and ended with #983 in 1966. The original colour scheme was a cream background with purple print; by #617 the colour scheme had changed to a dark green background with silver print. The next change was in 1965 just before the label folded: the background was two-tone blue with black print. The Regency label was mainly an outlet for US releases in Canada, as was the Delta record label, which was also pressed by Phonodisc." Alternate scan (below) courtesy of collector Kjell Thorsen of Norway.




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