Sources of Australian Pop Records

from the 50s, 60s and 70s

[plus some Aussie originals and some New Zealanders]

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The classic instrumental by Melbourne's Thunderbirds that came from a jingle on WKBW, Buffalo NY.

The Delltones hit co-written by a future NSW District Court Judge.

The Purple Hearts track first recorded for a US Government education campaign.

The story behind the whistle on Normie Rowe's 'Que Sera Sera'.

The Aussie version of 'Konnichiwa Akachan', co-written by the composer of 'Sukiyaki'.

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 - Pride 1965 

Judy Stone - 4,003,221 Tears From Now 1964

Heart'n'Soul - Lazy Life 1969

Johnny O'Keefe - She's My Baby 1959

The Groove - You Are The One I Love 1968

Little Pattie - Dance, Puppet, Dance 1965

The De Kroo Brothers - (And Her Name Is) Scarlet 1959

Johnny Young - Cara-Lyn 1966

The Delltones - Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands 1962

Jeff St John & The Id - Big Time Operator 1967

Matt Flinders - Picking Up Pebbles 1968

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

LAST 5 NEW PAGES, LATEST AT THE TOP:

• Bobby & Laurie - Sweet And Tender Romance (1966)
• Larry's Rebels - Painter Man (1967)
• Allison Durbin - Amerikan Music (1972)
• Bluestone - Wind And Rain (1973)
   Craig Scott - Wind And Rain (NZ 1973)

• Jimmy Hannan - You Make Me Happy (1964)
   Hokey Pokey Stomp

RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES:

• Ronnie Burns - The Very Last Day
• Johnny Chester - Shame And Scandal (In The Family)
• Jel Elliff - Cotton Jenny
• The Hergs - Cadillac
• Bunny Walters - Brandy

NEW TO THE LINKS PAGE

• Songwriter Files: songlists for some key British songwriters.
• Playback Records: rare reissues label
• Producers: data & commentary by Martin Roberts
• 78 rpm discography search at HonkingDuck.com
• What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record?

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Website by Lyn Nuttall.
Development: Lachlan Nuttall. Graphics: Gina Nuttall.
© Lyn Nuttall 2004-2016
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...