20 Golden Greats of the 50s & 60s – L-25239

Festival

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Track Listing

She’s My Baby – JOHNNY O’KEEFE
I Found A New Love – LONNIE LEE
Poison Ivy – BILLY THORPE AND THE AZTECS
55 Days At Peking – ROB E. G.
Que Sera Sera – NORMIE ROWE
Royal Telephone – JIMMY LITTLE
Age Of Consent – RONNIE BURNS
Step Back – JOHNNY YOUNG
Turn The Lights Out, Johnny – JOHNNY DEVLIN
Spicks And Specks – BEE GEES

Oh Yeh, Uh Huh – COL JOYE
Twenty Miles – RAY BROWN AND THE WHISPERS
Just Like A Child – WARREN WILLIAMS
I’ve Been Everywhere – LUCKY STAR
Velvet Waters – TONY WORSLEY
Come A Little Bit Closer – DELLTONES
My Little Lover – DIG RICHARDS
(And Her Name Is) Scarlett – DE KROO BROTHERS
Murphie The Surfie – JOY BOYS
A Man Called Peter – DARRYL STEWART

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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