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From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> British Decca had marketed its music in the US under the London label 
> since some point in the 78 era, my guess is sometime in the 1930s but I'm 
> sure someone on this list knows the exact history. As I said, it was still 
> marketed in the US as London Records until after the Vivendi-Universal 
> merger, since only then did US and British Deccas come under the same 
> ownership. One result of that consolidated ownership was to move all 
> classical CD manufacturing to Europe, one reason being that separate US 
> packaging was no longer required.
>
1947-48, IIRC. Definitely AFTER WWII, when the UK was desperate for "hard" 
currency!

Steven C. Barr