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LEEDON
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1958-1969

Labels

ARC pressings
ARC pressings
Solid centre
Festival distribution
LS 001 - 1958
to
LS 003 - 1958
LS 003 - 1958
to
LS 567 - 1960
Jumps from LS 008 to LS 509
in 1958
LS  537 - 1960
LS 568 - 1960
to
LS 607 - 1961
Also see Lee Gordon
Leedon Records was set up in 1958 by American jazz promoter Lee Gordon who was famous for bringing Frank Sinatra to Australia for a concert tour, and later managing Australia’s first Rock’n’Roll act Johnny O’Keefe and staging “Big Shows” around the country. The first series (red label) was mainly for distribution of US material although it recorded Australian acts. Around 1961 the label became a purely local label co-operated by Johnny O’Keefe until Lee Gordon passed away in 1963. O’Keefe took control of the label and recorded and produced local acts as well as his own releases and lasted until the death of Johnny O’Keefe in 1978. Leedon records was an independent label until 1960 when it was distributed by Festival, then became part of the Festival family in 1962.
LS 6051 - 1961
to
LS 6056 - 1961
LK 12 - 1961
to
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LK 156 - dec 1961
to
LK 375 - 1963
LK 378 - 1963
to
LK 3220 - 1969
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
1958
to
.
A product of Lee Gordon
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
.
to
.
A product of Lee Gordon
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
.
to
mid 1961
New fonts
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 4
LK 156 - 1961
to
LK 189 - 1962
Festival Records PTY Ltd.
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
LK 198 - 1962
to
.
Festival
Ampar
Brunswick
Coral
Top Rank
Impulse
Leedon
 Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 6
LK 220 - 1962
to
LK 234 - 1962
Festival
Ampar
Coral
Brunswick
Impulse
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 7
LK 240 - 1962
to
LK 298 - 1962

 
Festival
ABC-Paramount
Ampar
Coral
Brunswick
Impulse
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 8
LK 302 - 1962
to
LK 375 - 1963
Festival
Command
Ampar
Coral
Brunswick
Impulse
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 9
LK 378 - 1963
to
LK 412 - 1963
Festival
Command
Coral
Ampar
Brunswick
Atlantic
Impulse
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 10
LK 415 - 1963
to
LK 701 - 1964
Festival
Ampar
20th Fox
Command
Brunswick
Coral
Impulse
Atlantic
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 11
LK 711 - 1964
to
.
Festival
Ampar
20th Fox
Command
Coral
Dot
Brunswick
Impulse
Atlantic
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 12
.
to
Early 1966
Festival
Ampar
20th Fox
Command
Coral
Dot
Sunshine
Impulse
Atlantic
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 13
Early 1966
to
Mid 1966
Festival
Ampar
20th Fox
Command
Coral
Dot
Sunshine
Impulse
Atlantic
Leedon
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 14
LK 1236 - 1966
to
LK 1293 - 1966
Festival
Spin
Leedon
20th Fox
Command
Coral
Dot
Sunshine
Impulse
Atlantic
Ampar
Scepter
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 15
LK 1316 - 1966
to
.
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 16
.
to
LK 1372 - 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 17
LK 1416 - 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 18
.
to
LK 1582 - 1966
Command
Festival
Scepter
A&M
Coral
Brunswick
20th Century Fox
Atlantic
Scepter
Ampar
Impulse
Monument
Westminster
   -  -  
No 19
LK 1603 - 1966
to
LK 1716 - 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 20
LK 1838 - 1967
to
LK 1974 - 1967
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 21
LK 3220 - 1969
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/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 Michael Tucker, NSW Central Coast, Australia  for scans in this section
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45 Discography for Leedon Records from Global Dog Productions
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