Odeon started life in 1902, in Berlin, as the imprint of the International Talking Machine Company.  It linked up with US company Okeh, and in 1921 Okeh introduced an American version of the Odeon label.  In 1926 Odeon was sold to the Columbia Phonograph Company; five years later it became part of the Electrical and Musical Industries group.  Records made by Electrical and Musical Industries / EMI and issued on labels such as Parlophone in Britain appeared on the Odeon label all over the world, as did records made by branches of that company in other countries - EMI India, etc.   Despite being so familiar in most of the other countries in the world, the Odeon label as such only took its bow in Britain in 1978; it had made a brief appearance c.1953 as a name and a logo on the BSP-3000-series 7" Parlophone records.  It managed four singles over the course of four years, numbering them in an ODO-100 series, and added a couple more - ODO-111 and 112 - in the late '80s.  Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

78 The Midnite Follies Orchestra , Vocalist: Johnny M No Strings  EMI ODEON ODO 101
78 Ginger Rogers Isn't This A Lovely Day  EMI ODEON ODO 102
79 Young Love Ramaya  EMI ODEON ODO 103
81 Balsara & His Singing Sitars Do Re Mi  EMI ODEON ODO 104
88 Anita Dobson To Know Him Is To Love Him EMI ODEON ODO 111
89 Ian Meeson And Belinda Gillett Who Wants To Live Forever  EMI ODEON ODO 112
90 Toto Cutugno Insieme: 1992  EMI ODEON ODO 113

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