WHEATLEY
Continued from W.B.E.
OZ Labels and Company Sleeves 1982-1991

Labels

Wheatley Bros.
EMI distribution
Wheatley Records
EMI distribution
 WBE 742 - may 1982
to
WBE 846 - 1982
WBE 929 - 1983
to
WBE 1178 - 1983
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.
RCA distribution
RCA distribution
RCA/BMG distribution
WRS 001 - 1983
to
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WRS 006 - 1983
to
WRS 040 - 1987
104791 - 1987
to
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RCA/BMG distribution
RCA/BMG distribution
104791 - 1987
to
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104904 - 1988
to
105207 - 1991
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Sleeves
Range
Front
Back
Details
No 1
 WBE 742 - 1982
to
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EMI distribution
   Cut straight   Inside glued  
No 2
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to
WBE 1178 - 1983
EMI distribution
   Cut straight   Inside glued  
No 3
 WRS 001 - 1983
to
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Semi-glossy finish
   Cut straight   Inside glued  
No 4
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to
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Semi-glossy finish
 Cut straight   Inside glued  
No 4 x
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to
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Printing error ?
Semi-glossy finish
   Cut straight  Inside glued  
No 5
.
to
WRS 040 - 1987
Flat finish
   Cut straight   Inside glued  
No 6
104791 - 1987
to
1991
Mostly in picture sleeves
 Cut straight   Inside glued