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Festival

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Track Listing

People – BILLY VAUGHN
Who Will Buy – JAY ‘N’ JAY
The Three Tree’s – LUCKY STARR
Ain’t The Truth – MARY WELLS
Someplace Green – JIMMIE RODGERS
Willow Deep For Me – CHAND & JEREMY
Saturday Night At The Movies – DRIFTERS
The Hermit and the Rose Tree – COL JOY
One More Time – RAY CHARLES SINGERS
Up Cherry Street – TIJUANA BRASS
This Kind Of Love – ROY ORBISON
Goodbye Charlie – PAT BOONE
Party Girl – TOMMY ROE
Lifeline – JIMMY LITTLE

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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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