Festival - The Big Parade - FL-31,767 Majestic Compilations

The Big Parade – Top Rated Tunes From Around Australia – FL-31,767

Festival

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Track Listing

Fool Fool Fool – RAY BROWN
I (Who Have Nothing) – NORMIE ROWE
Justine – RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS
Velvet Waters – TONY WORSLEY
Poison Ivy – BILLY THORPE
Exodus – PLAYBOYS

Stupidity – PETER DOYLE
I’ve Come Of Age – BUDDY ENGLAND
You Were On My Mind – WE FIVE
I Got You Babe – SONNY AND CHER
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere – THE WHO
It Ain’t Me Babe – THE TURTLES

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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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