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Revised 27/7/13

W&G
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1957-1972

Labels (main designs)

112 - 1957
to
461 - 1957
469 - 1957
to
597 - 1957
632 - 1958
to
1042 - 1960
1042 - 1960
to
1932 - 1964
2321 - 1965
to
2700 - 1966
8060 - 1967
to
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8185 - 1969
to
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8193 - 1969
to
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8371 - 1972
to
8373 - 1972
A subsidiary of printing and engineering firm White & Gillespie (Melbourne) founded in 1910. The recording division was set up in 1950 and was one first Australian record companies to release microgroove records.
W&G was one of Melbourneís major companies and had distribution rights to many US companies including ABC Paramount, they released all kinds of music from RockíníRoll to religious as well as custom and private recordings, they were also involved in Radio commercials and serials as well as childrenís & ethnic music.
The popular music part of it was run by producer Ron Tudor (later of Astor & Fable)
W&G subsidiary labels were GEM, In, TIME, GOLDEN FLEECE, EMBER & WORD.
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Labels (variations)
WG SJA 112 - 1957
The very first 45 rpm issue
WG SPN 541 - 1957
WG SL 426 - 1958
Occasionally
WG SPN 469 - 1957
WG SPN 583 - 1958
Solid centre
G SPN 613 - 1958
Occasionally
WG SL 635 - 1958
Occasionally
OW 3 - 1959
Oscar Walters series
WG SFN 523
to
WG SFN 528
"Greek"
WG SP 739 - 1959
WG SPN 905 - 1960
"Write for Catalogue"
WG SL 933 - 1960
"Join Frankie's Fan Club"
WG S 1042 - 1960
WG S 1103 - 1961
Occasionally
WG S 1274 - 1961
EP marketed as a single
WG S 1422 - 1962
Sonodor
WG S 1536 - 1963
Artist at the top
WG S 1969 - 1964
Occasionally
WG S 2334 - 1965
Occasionally
WG S 2356 - 1965
Reissue
WG S 2412 - 1965
C&W
WG S 2476 - 1965
International
WG S 8185 - 1969
Occasionally
WG S 8325 - 1971
Stereo
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1 a
1957
to
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   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 1 b
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to
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   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 1 c
.
to
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   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 1 d
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to
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   Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 1 e
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to
1958
 Cut straight/notch  Glued left/right  
No 2
1958
to
.
 
 
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 3
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to
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   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 4 a
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to
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Light blue shadows
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 4 b
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to
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Dark blue shadows
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 5 a
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to
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Light blue print
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 5 b
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to
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Dark blue print
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 6
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to
1961
   Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
No 7
1961
to
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   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  
No 8
.
to
1964
   Cut straight  Plastic sleeve  

 
No 9
1965
to
1970
Later issues in plain white sleeves
 Cut straight  Glued bottom/right  
Custom issues
C 1
1963
Used for 3 custom pressings made in late 1963 which was given or purchased cheaply when you took your clothes to Lawrence Dry Cleaners in Melbourne & Sydney.
   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 Karl-Heinz Decker, Germany for scans in this section
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45 Discography for W&G Records from Global Dog Productions
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