Festival - Australian Star Showcase of '68 - FL-32,978 Majestic Compilations

Australian Star Showcase ’68 – FL-32,978

Calander – R66-497 (Festival)

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Track Listing

Sorry, no details available. This is variously referred to as Australia’s Star Showcase of ’68 or Australian Star Showcase of 1968. Includes the tracks:

Any little bit – LAURIE ALLEN REVUE – 1967
Who could be lovin’ you (other than me) – DREAM – 1968
Windy day – EXECUTIVES
California my way – IGUANA – 1967
Hope – DAVE MILLER SET – 1968
Having a party – DAVE MILLER SET
I had a dream – DOUG PARKINSON IN FOCUS – 1968
Love machine – PASTORAL SYMPHONY – 1968
Listen – PROCESSION – 1968
I can’t let go of this feelin’ – RAM JAM BIG BAND – 1967
It’s your life – JONNE SANDS – 1968
Gotta stop lyin’ – WILD CHERRIES – 1967
Smile – ROSS D. WYLIE – 1968

Listing sourced from National Film and Sound Archive publication: The Sixties: Australian rock and pop recordings (1964–1969)

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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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