Festival - Rock'n'Roll Australia - L25211 Majestic Compilations

Rock’n’Roll Australia – L25211

Festival

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Track Listing

Introduction (BOB ROGERS)
Six O’Clock Rock – JOHNNY O’KEEFE
Wild One – JOHNNY O’KEEFE
Shout (Part 1) – JOHNNY O’KEEFE
A Star Fell From Heaven – WARREN WILLIAMS
Yes Indeed I Do – LONNIE LEE
Barefoot Boy – NOELEEN BATLEY
Hangin’ 5 – DELLTONES
Smoky Mokes – JOY BOYS
Mary Jane – DIGGER REVELL

Oh Yeah, Uh HUh – COL JOYE
Yes Sir, That’s My Baby – COL JOYE
Bye Bye Baby – COL JOYE
I’ll Step Down – JUDY STONE
I Wanna Love You – DIG RICHARDS
55 Days In Peking – ROB E. G.
Poison Ivy – BILLY THORPE AND THE AZTECS
I’ve Been Everywhere – LUCKY STAR
Turn The Lights Out Johnny – JOHNNY DEVLIN
Closing with Bob Rogers

Tie in with the book of the same name.

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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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