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Revised 2/7/12

FESTIVAL
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1955-1994

Labels 1955-1958

SP45 678 - 1955
SP45 679 - jul 1955
SP45 684 - jul 1955
SP45 679 - jul 1955
SP45 684 - jul 1955
SP45 707 - nov 1955
SP45 750 - oct 1955
Festival Records was founded in Sydney in 1952 by an Australian army commander Paul Cullen who hired 2 of his army buddies, John Delhunty and Cyril Beavis to set it up, also hiring Les Welch as itís A&R man. Between them they started what was to become a major label in Australia beside EMI & CBS.
In 1957, Festival was sold to property & investment Manager, L.J.Hooker. Festival apart from recording local talent, was a distributor label owning the rights for the American Decca label as well as Atlantic, Coral, Brunswick among others, as well as a stable of Australian Independent labels.
Festival lasted until 2005 when it went bust and later taken over by Mushroom Music.
The earliest 45 rpm issued was an EP - XP45 447 in January 1955 (see below).
The very first 45 rpm SINGLE issued was SP45 678 in July 1955.
SP45 752 - nov 1955
to
SP45 781 - mar 1956
XP45 447 - jan 1955
EP - US Coral recording
XP45 626 - 1955
EP - Australian recording
XP45 627 - 1955
EP - US Bell recording
XP45 639 - 1955
EP - Metronome recording
XP45 739 - apr 1956
EP - US Savoy recording
 
Bell
"Single play" shown
"Single play" shown
SP45 684
Repress
SP45 760
Repress
SP45 790 - feb 1956
SP45 800 - feb 1956
SP45 804 - feb 1956
No "Single play"
Metronome
SP45 807 - mar 1956
to
SP45 1193 - mar 1957
Jump to 1274
SP45 819 - mar 1956
SP45 1284 - apr 1957
to
SP45 1534 - aug 1957
1274 issued in july 1957
SP45 1529 - aug 1957
to
SP45 1668 - jan 1958
SP45 1503 - 1957
to
SP45 1632 - 1958
Australian recordings
SP45 886 (1956) - 3 different pressings
Festival pressing
Festival pressing
ARC pressing
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Labels 1958-1994
FK 3001 - 1958
FK 3002 - 1958
FK 3016 - 1958
Australian recordings
FK 3003 - 1958
to
FK 3054 - 1958
US Decca
recordings
FK 3055 - 1958
to
FK 3151 - 1960
US Decca
recordings
FK 3032 - 1958
to
FK 3066 - 1958
Australian
recordings
FK 3068 - 1959
to
FK 3162 - 1960
Non Decca US and Australian recordings
FK 3156 - 1960
to
FK 3166 - 1961
US Decca recordings
FK 3169 - 1961
 Australian recording
FK 04 - 1961
to
FK 274 - 1962
FK 191 - 1962
to
FK 258 - 1962
FK 275 - 1962
to
FK 413 - 1963
FK 358 - 1963
to
FK 368 - 1963
FK 403 - 1963
to
FK 1828 - 1967
FK 1848 - 1967
to
FK 4126 - 1971
DK 2208 - 1968
US Decca logo
FK 4125 - 1971
to
FK 4411 - 1971
FK 4389 - 1971
"A" on top
FK 4491 - 1971
to
FK 4557 - 1972
FK 4658 - 1972
to
K 7677 - 1979
K 6410 - 1976
OZ map
K 8238 - 1981
to
K 9868 - 1985
1987
to
1994
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
XP45 447 - 1955
to
.
Thick paper
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 2
.
to
XP45 ??? - 1955
Lines added
Thick paper
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 3 a
SP45 678 - 1955
to
SP45 684 - 1955
Thick paper
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 3 b
1955
to
.
Thick paper
 
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 3 c
.
to
1955
Thick paper
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
No 4
SP45 760 - 1955
to
.
Sleeve with flap closed

This sleeve housed record
no. SP45 760 - released - November 1955
   Cut straight - with flap  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6 a
.
to
1956
 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 6 b
CSP45 1116 - 1956
to
1957
 
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 a
SP45 1562 - 1957
to
.
Dull red
Singles from 804 to 1145,
all from 1956
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 b
.
to
.
Red
Singles from 804 to 1145,
all from 1956
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 7 c
.
to
1957
Singles from 804 to 1145,
all from 1956
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 8
FK 3001 - 1958
to
Early 1962
 EPs up to august 1958
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 9
FK 185 - 1962
to
FK 212 - 1962
Festival
Ampar
Brunswick
Coral
Top Rank
Impulse
Leedon
 Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 10
FK 214 - 1962
to
FK 232 - 1962
Festival
Ampar
Coral
Top Rank
Impulse
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 11
FK 235 - 1962
to
FK 297 - 1962
Festival
ABC-Paramount
Ampar
Coral
Brunswick
Impulse
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 12
FK 303 - 1963
to
FK 359 - 1963
Festival
Command
Ampar
Coral
Brunswick
Impulse
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 13
FK 363 - 1963
to
FK 414 - 1963
Festival
Command
Coral
Ampar
Brunswick
Atlantic
Impulse
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 14
FK 417 - 1963
to
FK 698 - 1964
Festival
Ampar
20th Fox
Command
Brunswick
Coral
Impulse
Atlantic
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 15
FK 706 - 1964
to
FK 746 - 1964
Festival
Ampar
20th Fox
Command
Coral
Dot
Brunswick
Impulse
Atlantic
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 16
FK 748 - 1964
to
Early 1966
Festival
Ampar
20th Fox
Command
Coral
Dot
Sunshine
Impulse
Atlantic
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 17
Early 1966
to
FK 1230 - 1966
Festival
Ampar
20th Fox
Command
Coral
Dot
Sunshine
Impulse
Atlantic
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 18
FK 1234 - 1966
to
FK 1295 - 1966
Festival
Spin
Leedon
20th Fox
Command
Coral
Dot
Sunshine
Impulse
Atlantic
Ampar
Scepter
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 19
FK 1301 - 1966
to
FK 1373 - 1966
Command
Ampar
Scepter
Dot
Atlantic
Coral
Dot
World Pacific
Brunswick
20th Century Fox
Festival
Kommotion
Leedon
A.T.A.
Clarion
Spin
Sunshine
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 20
FK 1380 - 1966
to
FK 1396 - 1966
Command
Ampar
Scepter
Dot
Atlantic
Coral
Dot
World Pacific
Brunswick
20th Century Fox
Festival
Kommotion
Leedon
A.T.A.
Clarion
Spin
Sunshine
Phonovox-Vogue
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 21
FK 1404 - 1966
to
.
Command
Ampar
Scepter
Dot
Atlantic
Coral
World Pacific
Brunswick
20th Century Fox
Monument
A&M
Festival
Kommotion
Leedon
A.T.A.
Clarion
Spin
Sunshine
Downunder
 Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 22
.
to
FK 1583 - 1966
Command
Festival
Scepter
A&M
Coral
Brunswick
20th Century Fox
Atlantic
Scepter
Ampar
Impulse
Monument
Westminster
No 23
FK 1594 - 1966
to
FK 1791 - 1967
A&M
Ampar
Atlantic
Command
Coral
Dot
20th Century Fox
Impulse
Monument
Scepter
Festival
A.T.A.
Clarion
Leedon
L.H.I.
Project 3
Spin
Stax
Sunshine
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 24
FK 1794 - 1967
to
.
A&M
Ampar
A.T.A.
Atlantic
Calendar
Clarion
Command
Coral
Dot
Festival
Impulse
Imperial
Leedon
L.H.I.
Liberty
Monument
Project 3
Scepter
Spin
Sunshine
United Artists
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 25
.
to
.
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 26
1968
to
1970
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 27
1970
to
.
   Cut straight/cut corners  Inside glued  
No 28
.
to
1972
   Cut straight/cut corners  Inside glued  
No 29
1973
Shiny paper
   Cut straight - white top  Glued bottom/right  
No 30
1972
to
1977
....
For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
....
   Cut straight/cut corners  Inside glued  
No 31
1977
to
1981
....
For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
....
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 32 a
1981
to
.
   Cut straight - white top  Glued bottom/right  
No 32 b
.
to
.
   Cut straight - white top  Glued bottom/right  
No 32 c
.
to
1983
   Cut straight - white top  Glued bottom/right  
No 33
1981
to
.
....
For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
....
   Cut straight - white top  Glued bottom/right  
No 34
.
to
1983
....
For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
....
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 35
1984
to
1985
....
For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
....
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 36
1984
to
1988

 
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For sleeve details
(different colours)
see Festival Group
....
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 37
1985
to
.
Used when 12" single and Cassingle were available
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 38
.
to
.
Used when 12" single and Cassingle were available
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 39
.
to
.
Used when 12" single were available
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 40
1988
to
1989
Recommended price
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 41
1989
to
1994
No ecommended price
Special sleeves
D 1
.
to
.
Used for demo records
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
E 1
.
to
.
Emergency sleeve
for EPs
   Cut straight  Glued left/right  
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no..
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Thanks to Graham Wells, Australia for scans in this section
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Thanks to Jim Barnes - Top 40 Research - Australia  for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Festival Records from Global Dog Productions
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