Sources of Australian Pop Records

from the 50s, 60s and 70s

[plus some Aussie originals and some New Zealanders]

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The Lonnie Lee hit that was first recorded by Portuguese Joe.

The famous Johnny O'Keefe song that goes back to 1883.

A Colleen Hewett hit song by the man who wrote Five O'Clock World.

Why Normie Rowe's 'Que Sera Sera' has a whistle on it.

Hollywood Eight: the real motel that inspired 'Hollywood Seven'.

The Johnny Chester hit first heard in the 1943 film I Walked with a Zombie.

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WHERE DID THEY GET THESE SONGS?

Ray Brown - Fool, Fool, Fool 1965 

Johnny O'Keefe - Move Baby Move 1963

The Strangers - Happy Without You 1968

Mike Furber & The Bowery Boys - You Stole My Love 1966

Ray Columbus & The Invaders - She's A Mod 1964

The Delltones - Come A Little Bit Closer 1963

The Virgil Brothers - Temptation 'Bout To Get Me 1968

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'LOOK WHAT THEY'VE DONE TO MY SONG' - Melanie Safka
 

LAST 5 NEW PAGES, LATEST AT THE TOP:

The Troubled Mind - I'm Good For You (1969) + Freedom (1969)
The Allen Brothers - There's Never Been A Girl Like You (1962)
Dick Roberts & The Troubled Mind - Carpet Man (1969)
The Allen Brothers - Bells, Bells, Bells (1960)
The Chantinos - Since I Fell In Love With You (1964)

RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES:

The Chantinos - Don't Say Nothin' (If You Can't Say Anything Nice) (1964)
Lynne Randell - A Love Like You
Ray Brown & The Whispers - Fool, Fool, Fool
Johnny O'Keefe - Right Now + FURTHER UPDATE
Heart 'n' Soul - Lazy Life

 


BARRY MCKAY'S
GO-SET MAGAZINE CHARTS 1966-1974
AND COVERS GALLERY

 

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Songs written by Bob Crewe at MusicVF.com
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Website by Lyn Nuttall.
Development: Lachlan Nuttall. Graphics: Gina Nuttall.
© Lyn Nuttall 2004-2015
Australian chart positions courtesy of Gavin Ryan's Chart Books. Available from Australian Music Books. New Zealand chart positions 1966-1996 from Dean Scapolo's NZ singles chart book (available here).
Special thanks to Terry Stacey for information, corrections and suggestions. Thanks also to Tony Watson, Joop Jansen, More...