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W.B.E.
OZ Labels and Company Sleeve 1980-1981

Labels

WBE 262 - 1980
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WBE 396 - 1980
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WBE 648 - 1981
W.B.E. Records (Wheatley Business Enterprises) was owned & operated by Glen Wheatley (John Farnhamís manager and former bass-player in The Masters Apprentices). The label was issued by EMI as John Farnham was still under contract to EMI (Columbia/HMV). After contract expired, Farnham & Wheatley went to RCA and renamed the label "Wheatley Records".
 During 2009 Glen Wheatley was sentenced to jail for Tax fraud and spent most of that year behind bars.
Currently, John Farnham is in retirement, planning a comeback and tour.  Wheatley is now free and still runs Farnhamís interests, but a lot more careful about his tax affairs.
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Sleeve
 Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
WBE 284 - 1980
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EMI distribution
 Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 2
WBE 571 - 1981
to
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EMI distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 3
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to
1981
EMI distribution
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
W.B.E. continues as Wheatley Records
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Contact for corrections : erlmehl@online.no
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Thanks to Jim Barnes - Top 40 Research - Australia  for scans in this section
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