Sources of Australian Pop Records

from the 50s, 60s and 70s

[plus some Aussie originals and some New Zealanders]

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SONGWRITERS - CHART POSITIONS

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FIND OUT ABOUT:

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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LAST 5 NEW PAGES, LATEST AT THE TOP:

The 69ers - Harry Rag (1971, 1973)
Johnny Rebb & His Rebels - Highway Of Love (1959)
Booka Hyland - Sweet Thing (1960) + 4 MORE (SEE BELOW)
Frankie Howson - Seventeen Ain't Young (1969)
The Valentines - Love Makes Sweet Music (1968)

RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES:

Johnny O'Keefe - Right Now
Lynne Randell - Heart
Heart 'n' Soul - Lazy Life
The Id featuring Jeff St John - Big Time Operator
Normie Rowe - I (Who Have Nothing)

FEATURED SONGWRITER: JOHN MARASCALCO

Johnny O'Keefe - Don't You Know (Pretty Baby) (1960)
Lonnie Lee & Leemen - Starlight Starbright (1960)
Booka Hyland - Sweet Thing (1960)
Booka Hyland - We've Got Something Going (1960)
Mr Lee Grant - Opportunity (1967)

FEATURED: #1 IN NEW ZEALAND

The La De Das - Hey Baby (1967)
Mr Lee Grant - Opportunity (1967)
Mr Lee Grant - Thanks To You (1967)
Mr Lee Grant - Why Or Where Or When (1968)
John Rowles - M'Lady (1968)
Allison Durbin - I Have Loved Me a Man (1968)
The Rebels - My Son John (1969)
Shane - Saint Paul (1969)
He-Revving Tongues - Rain And Tears (1969)
The Fourmyula - Nature (1969)


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

NEW TO THE LINKS PAGE
LINKS PAGE CHECKED 4 OCT 2013

Europeana: "Europe's sound heritage at your fingertips"
Joop's Musical Flowers: tracing the originals with an expert
Rare Rockin' Records: "Home of the best obscure oldies music"
Atlantis Records: rare vinyl store in Qld
Shakin' Stacks Library: rock'n'roll biographies archive


FOLLOWING THE SMALL PRINT ON RECORD LABELS SINCE 2004

Website by Lyn Nuttall.
Development: Lachlan Nuttall. Graphics: Gina Nuttall.
© Lyn Nuttall 2004-2014
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...