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:
• Jimmie Murphy - Moonlit Night (1963)
Col Joye - (Making Love On A) Moonlit Night (1960)
• Kelly Green - So What (1963)
• Robbie Peters - Double Trouble (1968)
• Peter Posa - The White Rabbit (1964)
• Dig Richards - Love Express (1963)
RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES:
• Red Perksey Orchestra, Ray Dickson - Smiley + FURTHER UPDATES
• Col Joye - Bye Bye Baby (Goodbye)
• Johnny O'Keefe - Move Baby Move
• Flying Circus - Hayride + La La
• Kamahl - Sounds Of Goodbye
OBSCURE ORIGINATORS DEPT:
THE SATURDAY MORNING CARTOON SHOW
In 1969 The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show recorded two singles in Nashville that were both covered by one Sydney band.
Neither song was a hit for the original artists but the Australian versions by Flying Circus did well, reaching #1 in some cities.
The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show were produced by distinguished Nashville music figures Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden who also wrote both songs.
The blurry photo is from an old newspaper. I can find nothing about their identity or the band's history. Perhaps two of them were named Cason or Gaydon, but I'm only guessing.
It was a cute name for a band, but Internet searches for them tend to give you results for, well, Saturday morning cartoon shows. More about the songs and bands here
• A Trip to Toytown: retrospectively named pop sub-genre
• Bomp! magazine 1973-1979
• In the Can: sessionographies 1959-62
• Songcraft podcasts: interviews with songwriters
• Music lists at Rate Your Music
AUSTRALIA'S PREMIER SONG HISTORY SITE SINCE 2004
Website by Lyn Nuttall.
Development: Lachlan Nuttall. Graphics: Gina Nuttall.
©Lyn Nuttall 2004-2019
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...