Let The Good Times Roll – L15232


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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

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


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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