10 Years Of Hits – FL-31,988

Festival

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Track Listing

You’re The One – COL JOYE
The Sun’s Gonna Shine Tomorrow – JOHNNY O’KEEFE
Poison Ive – BILLY THORPE & THE AZTECS
Shakin’ All Over – NORMIE ROWE
20 Miles – RAY BROWN & WHISPERS
Velvet Waters – TONY WORSLEY
Someday – TONY BARBER
The Great Pretender – PETER DOYLE
You Stole My Love – MIKE FURBER & BOWERY BOYS
Blue Day – BILLY THORPE & THE AZTECS
Fool Fool Fool – RAY BROWN & WHISPERS
Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) – NORMIE ROWE

‘Front cover image courtesy of Everybody’s magazine – Ron Laskie.’

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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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