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Let The Good Times Roll – L15232

Festival

Front Cover

Festival - Let the Good Times Roll - L15232 - Front Cover

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Back Cover

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Track Listing

Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Stand – JOHNNY O’KEEFE
Big Time Operator ID featuring JEFF ST. JOHN
Stagger Lee – COL JOYE
I Wanna Love You – DIG RICHARDS
Ain’t It So – LONNIE LEE
Blue Suede Shoes – JOHNNY DEVLIN

Poison Ivy – BILLY THORPE
Shakin’ All Over – NORMIE ROWE
Surf City – DELL TONES
Yellow River – AUTUMN
Turn Around, Look at Me – BEE GEES
Smokey Mokes – JOY BOYS

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Festival

Festival was one of the major Australian record companies. After a few ownership changes in the 1950s, stable ownership occurred under Rupert Murdoch. Their first compilations were tie ins with the popular TCN 9 television show Bandstand. Festival pressed records for multiple labels, and had Australia’s biggest stable of popular talent.

To get some sense of the scale of Festival you only need to look at the number of presses in operation. There were 26 of them producing about 900 records each day. That’s around 6.5 million discs per year. This was when the population of Australia was around 12 million people. (ABS – 1966)

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If Not For You & 11 Other Great Hits – SR669817

Calendar

Front Cover

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Track Listing

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Festival

Festival was one of the major Australian record companies. After a few ownership changes in the 1950s, stable ownership occurred under Rupert Murdoch. Their first compilations were tie ins with the popular TCN 9 television show Bandstand. Festival pressed records for multiple labels, and had Australia’s biggest stable of popular talent.

To get some sense of the scale of Festival you only need to look at the number of presses in operation. There were 26 of them producing about 900 records each day. That’s around 6.5 million discs per year. This was when the population of Australia was around 12 million people. (ABS – 1966)

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Super Sounds of Happening 71 – L-15050

Calendar – SR66-9-812 (Festival)

Original Front Cover

Festival - Super Sounds of Happening 71 - SR669812 - Front Cover

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Re-Issue Cover

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Back Cover

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Track Listing

Hello – NORMIE ROWE
Its A Sunny Day – JOHNNY YOUNG
Love Me Again – TOWN CRIERS
Teeny Bopper – ISSI DY
The Star – ROSS D. WYLLIE
Bicycle Song – LIONEL ROSE
Cottonfields – RODNEY JAY
My Little Girl – ROSS D. WYLLIE
Crying In The Rain – TREVOR SPRY
Home To Stay – NORMIE ROWE
Funny Man – ROSS D. WYLLIE
I Am The World – JOHNNY YOUNG
Old Pinto – LIONEL ROSE
Honey Bee – ISSI DY
Living In A World Of Love – TOWN CRIERS
Please Remember Me – LIONEL ROSE

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Festival

Festival was one of the major Australian record companies. After a few ownership changes in the 1950s, stable ownership occurred under Rupert Murdoch. Their first compilations were tie ins with the popular TCN 9 television show Bandstand. Festival pressed records for multiple labels, and had Australia’s biggest stable of popular talent.

To get some sense of the scale of Festival you only need to look at the number of presses in operation. There were 26 of them producing about 900 records each day. That’s around 6.5 million discs per year. This was when the population of Australia was around 12 million people. (ABS – 1966)

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Festival

Notes.

 


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Serial number

Title

Artist

Year

MX Number

Notes

Festival - E232 - Everythings Swingin E232
Festival
Everything’s Swingin’ Various July – 1962 ?
A Brian Henderson’s Bandstand compilation.
Festival - LL-30,078 - Lee Gordon -Six OClock Rock - front cover LL-30,078
Leedon
Six O’Clock Rock Various 196? ?
Festival - LL30543 - Big Show with Johnny O'keefe - front cover LL-30,543
Festival
Lee Gordon Presents The Big Show Staring Johnny O’Keefe Various? 196? ?
Sorry - No image is currently available. ML-30,726
Festival
Top Forty Hits Various 196? ?
Festival - FL31727 - Brian Hendersons Bandstand - front cover FL-30,727
Festival
Brian Henderson’s Bandstand Various 196? ?
Festival - Leedon - LEP-306 - 6 O'Clock Rock - Front Cover FL-30,738
Festival
Six O’Clock Rock Vol. 1 & 2 Various 1961 ?
A pair of EP’s
Sorry - No image is currently available. LL-30,739
Festival
The Johnny O’Keefe Show Various 1962 ?
Sorry - No image is currently available. FL-30,790
Festival
Joy Time Various 196? ?
Released June 1962 (Unconfirmed)
Sorry - No image is currently available. LL-30,905
Leedon
(Festival)
J.O’K On Camera Various 1963 ?
Festival - FL30907F - Festivals Hit Parade - Front Cover FL-30,907
Festival
R66-114
Calendar
Festivals Hit Parade Various 1962? 11,337
Sorry - No image is currently available. FL-30,990
Festival
Twist The Limbo With The Stars Various May 1963 ?
National Top 100 Hits FL-31,040
Festival
National Top 100 Hits Various 1963 ?
Festival - FL31727 - Brian Hendersons Bandstand - front cover FL-31,047
Festival
Brian Henderson’s Bandstand ’63 Various 1963 ?
Sorry - No image is currently available. FL-31,058
Festival
Sing Sing Sing Various? 196? ?
Festival - XL31063F - Australian All Star Showcase - EPs - Front cover XL-31,063
Festival
Australian All Star Showcase Various? 196? ?
3 EP Set
Sorry - No image is currently available. XL-31,064
Festival
All Star Showcase Various? 196? ?
3 EP Set
Sorry - No image is currently available. FL-31,078
Festival
Classics of Rock Col Joye &
Joy Boys
July 1963 13047
Sorry - No image is currently available. FL-31,087
Festival
National Top 40 Hits Various 1963 ?
Festival - All Australian Hit Parade - FL31217 - Front Cover FL-31,217
Rex
All Australian Hit Parade Various? 1964 13881
Light Blue with silver
Everybody's - Disc of the Week FL-31,356
Festival
Everybody’s – Disc of the Week Various? 1964 015477
Festival - FL31397F - Top Hits For Under 21s - Front Cover FL-31,397
Festival
Top Hits For Under 21s Various? 1964 015783
Silver on light blue label.
Sorry - No image is currently available. FL-31,472
Festival
Everybody’s 4 Star Hits Various 1965 016429 Silver on Blue – Festival label
Sorry - No image is currently available. FL-31,568
Festival
TV Week’s Pick of the Hits Various 1965? Silver on Blue – Festival label
Sorry - No image is currently available. ML-31,602
AMPAR
Shindig! Various 1965?
Festival - R66501F - Hit Groups Aussie Style - Front cover LL-31,691
Festival
R66-501
Calendar
’65s Hit Groups Aussie Style Ray Brown & Whispers
Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
Tony Worsley & Blue Jays
The Playboys
1965? 018021
Silver on Blue – Festival Label
Black on Orange – Calendar re-issue
Festival - BowlShow - QL31722 - Front Cover QL-31,722
Sunshine
R66-66 Calendar
The Bowl Show Various September 1965 18173
Festival - The Big Four  
QL-31,760
Festival
The Big Four Ray Brown & The Whispers
Peter Doyle
Normie Rowe
Tony Worsley & Blue Jays
1965? 018537
Silver on Blue – Festival Label
Festival - Big Parade - FL31767 - Front Cover FL-31,767
Festival
R66-50
The Big Parade – Top Rated Tunes From Around Australia Various 1965 018573
Silver on Light Blue – Festival label
Festival - FL-31,819 - 66_And_All_Those_Hits_cover_front FL-31,819
Festival
’66 And All Those Hits Various 1966 019075
Festival - Sunshine All Star Spectacular - Front cover 2 QL-31,857
Festival
R66-272
Calendar
Sunshines All Star Spectacular Various 1965 ?
Festival - All Star Parade - R66156F - Front Cover FL-31,874
Festival
R66-156
Calander
All Star Parade 1966 Various 1966 019507
EL-31,930
Spin
R66-
Calander
Spinnin’ High Various 1966?
Festival - HitsInOrbit - Front Cover - Temp FL-31,935
Festival
Hits in Orbit Various 1966?
national-country-western-hour-fl-31945 FL-31,945
Festival
National Country & Western Hour Various 1966?
Festival - Ten Years of Hits - FL31998 - Front Cover - temp FL-31,988
Festival
10 Years Of Hits Various ? ?
Festival - Festival Bonanza - Front cover FL-32,058
Festival
A Festival Bonanza Various 1966 020799
Silver band on light blue label.
Sorry - No image is currently available. FL-32,170
Festival
Hit Reaction ’67! Chart Happenings Various 1967
Cloudland FL-32,177
Sunshine
The Music of Cloudland & Norwood Ballrooms Various 1967 21911
Silver band on light blue label.
Festival - Sorta Country - L250 R66438 - Front cover L-15025 Festival
R66-438
Calendar
Sorta Country Various 1967? 025441
Orange Calendar reissue label
Festival - Operation Big Time - Front_cover FL-32,196
Festival
Operation Big Time Various 1968?
Festival - Clarion Set - MCL32268 - Front Cover - temp MCL-32,268
Festival
The Clarion Set Various 1968?
Festival - Spin Discovery - EL-32,689 - R66548F - Front Cover EL-32,689
Spin
Calander
R66-548
Spin Discovery Various 1969? 025127
Red on white Spin label. Re-issued as Calendar R66-548
Festival - So good together - Spin - EL32097 - Front Cover EL-32,907
Spin
So Good Together…
The Stars of Spin Records
Various May 1968
Does not apear to have been re-issued.
Sorry - No image is currently available. FL-32,978
Calendar
Australia’s Star Showcase ’68 Various 1968
Festival - Uptight Party Time - R66522 - Front Cover R66-522
Calendar
Uptight – Party Time Various 1969? 026645
Orange Calendar label.
Festival - Australias Top Talent - SR669687 - Front Cover SR66-9,687
Calendar
Australia’s Top Talent Various 1970
Orange Calendar Label.
Festival - Island - Bumpers - L450078 - Front Cover L450078
Island
through Festival
Bumpers Various 1970 SMX038021
Pink Island label
Very different track listing to U.K. version.
Festival - Sound of the 70s - Front Cover SR66-9,692
Calendar
Sound of the 70s – Australian Top Pop Artists Various 1970
Orange Calendar Label.
Festival - 16 Fabulous Hits - Front Cover - Temp R66-704
Calendar
16 Fabulous Festival Hits Various 1970
Orange Calendar Label.
Sorry - No image is currently available. SR66-9-806
Calendar
14 Now Hits Various 1970
Festival - Super Sounds of Happening 71 - SR669812 - Front Cover R66-9812
Festival
Super Sounds Of Happening 71 Various 1971 SMX038115
Silver on green Festival label.
Calendar re-issue – dark green label with different front cover.
Festival - Stars of Australian Clubs - SR66 9815 - Front Cover SR66-9-815
Calendar
The Stars of Australian Clubs Various 1970
Infinity - Group Therapy - SR66 9817 - Front Cover - temp SR66-9-817
Calendar
Group Therapy Various 1972 SMX038274
Original pink Infinity label – label launch sampler.
Sorry - No image is currently available. SR66-9-877
Calendar
If Not For You & 11 Other Great Hits Various 1971
Sorry - No image is currently available. SR66-9-949
Calendar
14 Now Hits Volume 2 Various 1971
Festival - 12 x 12 - R669975 - Front cover SR66-9975
Infinity
12 X 12 Various 1972 SMX040997
Original pink Infinity label
Festival - TV Week Star Tracks - SR66-9987 - Front Cover - temp SR66-9987
Festival
TV Week – Star Tracks Various 1973 SMX041489
Re-issued on Calendar as 15 Australian Superstars
Sorry - No image is currently available. L-15196
Festival
Ten Mayfair Hits Various 1973
Re-issue of overseas budget release
Sorry - No image is currently available. L15207
Festival
Unforgotten Hits Various 1973
Sorry - No image is currently available. L15226
AVCO through Festival
Hit Train Various ?
Festival - Let the Good Times Roll - L15232 - Front Cover L15232
Festival
Let The Good Times Roll Various November 1973
Sorry - No image is currently available. L25055
Festival
15 Australian Superstars Various
Festival - L&Y - Showcase 73 F L25108
Festival
Stars of Showcase ’73 Various CP 0012 1974
Showcase Vol 2 L25176
Festival
Stars of Showcase Volume 2 Various 1974
Festival - Rock'n'Roll Australia - L-25211 - Front cover L25211
Festival
Rock’n’Roll Australia Various
L25238
Festival
All Australian Hit Parade Various 47403 1975
Festival - 20 Golden Greats - L25329 - Front Cover L25329
Festival
20 Golden Greats of the 50s & 60s Various
Festival - 20 Golden Greats Of The 60s - Front Cover> L25369
Festival
20 Golden Greats of the 60s Various
Festival - 20 Golden Greats Of The 60s - Front Cover L25370
Festival
20 Golden Greats of the 70s Various
Festival - Rock Busters 77 - L27028 - Front cover L27028
Festival
Rockbusters ’77 Various 1977
Blue ‘TV Special’ label
Sorry - No image is currently available. GIVE2009
EMI+ Festival+ RCA
1983… Summer Breaks Various 1983
Sorry - No image is currently available. L28016
Festival
’86 Power Trax Various
Sorry - No image is currently available. L28017
Festival
Inspiration ’86 Various
Sorry - No image is currently available. RML50011
Festival
Hit City 1987 Various 1987

 

Notes

Festival was one the major record companies in Australia. To get some sense of the scale of Festival you only need to look at the number of presses in operation. There were 26 of them producing about 900 records each day. That’s around 6.5 million discs per year.

More information on Festival is available at the Milesago site.

More information on Calendar is available at the Milesago site.

This is not currently a complete listing. It contains what is in my collection plus information from rear covers and only includes compilations that have Australian artists. Listing order is by MX number when known, the original xL (FL, EL, QL) prefix is used where possible and the R66 number is also listed when the record was reissued or issued on the Calendar imprint.

(Please note: Inside flip back and double record images will come as I get time to photograph them, and some the front covers will be redone. Enjoy.)

More images to come…

 

Page last updated – July 2017

Calendar

Calendar was Festivals budget label. While there seems to have been some compilations that were only released on Calendar, the majority were budget re-issues of Festival releases.

See Festival listings for details.