Shelter was a U.S. record label started by , and a group of Texas studio musician friends that operated from 1969 to 1981. Russell and Cordell ran the label and were primary owners until 1976, when the two had a falling-out and Cordell took full ownership of the label. Shelter was distributed at various times in its history by , , its future parent company , and its successor, . In the UK, it was distributed almost entirely by (who ironically had a formidable -- yet brief -- distribution relationship with Capitol Records in the U.S. in the early 1970s). Apart from Russell's own albums and those of , Shelter released the early work of , , and . Cordell sold Shelter's catalog to EMI Music in 2009, placing it back under Capitol Records' administration. Shelter label appearance: When it began in 1970, the Shelter label was red with an egg image bearing an inverted Superman logo*. *From mid-1972 to 1973 [the remainder of Shelter's distribution by Capitol] this part of the Shelter logo was usually overstamped [obscured] with a black rectangle in response to a copyright infringement lawsuit and later settlement with DC Comics). After ABC took over distribution in 1974, the Shelter label was an 'S' in egg-shape circle on orange tint background, with 'Shelter' in curved black text at top. The ABC-distributed Shelter label later became orange, with 'Shelter' in dark orange print seen in a straight line at top. In 1978, Shelter employed the eerie orange-and-yellow tinted 'Saturn & Moon' design (the "S" egg now has a Saturn ring over it), which was later continued into the MCA era when it acquired ABC Records in 1979.