Defunct and Current Aussie Record Labels

Defunct and Current Aussie Record Labels

Friday, September 25, 2015

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In 1959 Ken Taylor, the General Manager of Festival Records, began to hatch a plan for a record label that would feature only homegrown acts. The big names on Festival's books, like Col Joye, would stay on the main label but this enterprise would feature the new stars of the 1960s.

The first release was a single by Dig Richards and the R'Jays and it was a rock and roll version of the song Annie Laurie, which they renamed (Real Gone) Annie Laurie.

Throughout 1960 there were dozens of 7" singles released by artists like Candy and Mandy, Wilma Reading, Bobby Royal, Rhett Walker, Rob E.G, Johnny Byrell, Annette Klooger, The Graduates and even John Laws.


Dig Richards and The R'Jays


Barry Pilkington


Clem Croft



Rock Martin


Mona Wiki and The Maori Troubadours


The New Notes


Johnny Byrell


Candy and Mandy


Annette Klooger


The Maori Hi-Five


Noelene Batley


Wilma Reading


John Laws


Patty Markham


Bix Bryant


The Dew-etts


Judy Cannon


Les Meade


Rex Dallas


Bobby Royal


Tony Mercer


Joe Martin and His Dry Martinis


The Thunderbirds


Rob E.G.


Kerry Bryant


Tex and Mary Croft


The Graduates


Harriot and Evans


Georgia Lee


The Penny Rockets


Lana Cantrell


Jack Papworth


Margaret Hooper


Billy O'Rourke


Rhett Walker


Pam Liversidge


Lee Sellars


The Raiders


Diane Buchanan


Les Welch


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