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The Labels That Built Prog: A Brief History Of Vertigo Records

Relive the magic of some of the greatest imprints of all time in Prog’s bite-sized label guide.

Vertigo Records, Philips’ alternative imprint, remains one of the most dearly loved and collectible of all the labels that built prog. As with many similar labels of the period, it was the vision of a record company man attuned to the changing times. Olav Wyper launched Vertigo soon after he joined the Dutch-owned Philips as a UK label manager, having previously worked at EMI and CBS.

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