Sources of Australian Pop Records
from the 50s, 60s and 70s
[plus some Aussie originals and some New Zealanders]
ORIGINALS - COVERS - REMAKES
SONGWRITERS - CHART POSITIONS
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'LOOK WHAT THEY'VE DONE TO MY SONG' - Melanie Safka
LAST 5 NEW PAGES, LATEST AT THE TOP:
• Jennifer Ryall - Everything's Alright (1972)
• MPD Ltd - You Might As Well Forget Him (1967)
• Bunny Walters - Take The Money And Run (1972)
• The Dream - Who Could Be Lovin' You (Other Than Me) (1968)
• The Heart And Soul - Who Could Be Loving You (1968)
• Bunny Walters - Who Could Be Loving You (1972)
• Aesop's Fables - Little Yellow Pills (1971)
RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES:
• Johnny Young, The Rajahs - Kiss Me Now
• Billy Thorpe - Mashed Potato
• Mr George - Lazy Susan
• Larry's Rebels > Bay City Union - Mo'reen + FURTHER UPDATES
• Johnny Farnham - Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)
OBSCURE ORIGINATORS DEPT
This singer-guitarist was from Pleasant Hill in California.
In 1960 he recorded the original version of a song that was later recorded by two brothers from Perth. Their version became one of the most popular Australian records of 1963.
He is also a songwriter who recorded some of his own songs. He released a handful of singles before quitting professional music and becoming a high school teacher for the rest of his working life.
Although he never became a household name, he is a highly regarded virtuoso guitarist who has appeared now and then over the years on stage and record, right up until the present decade.
What was the Australian hit song that this singer from California originated? More here.
NEW TO THE LINKS PAGE
• Women's Weekly 1933-82, inc. "Teenagers' Weekly" 1959-60s
• Andre's Oz Music pages, including:
• Australian Bandstand: full episodes 1960-1970
• Australian Record Labels: discographies + bonus content
• Rock & Country Encyclopedia & Discography
• Small Independent Rockin' 45rpm Labels
AUSTRALIA'S PREMIER SONG HISTORY SITE SINCE 2004
Website by Lyn Nuttall.
Development: Lachlan Nuttall. Graphics: Gina Nuttall.
© Lyn Nuttall 2004-2018
Chart positions courtesy of Gavin Ryan's Australian Chart Books and Dean Scapolo's Complete NZ Music Charts.
Special thanks to Terry Stacey for information, corrections and suggestions.
Thanks also to Tony Watson, Joop Jansen, More...