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

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:

The Cherokees - I've Been Trying (1965)
  + Max Merritt & The Meteors - I've Been Trying (1965)

Marty Kristian - I'll Give You Love (1966) + UPDATED
   + It Comes And Goes (1967)
   + We Didn't Ask To Be Brought Here (1966)
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)

RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES:

Ray Brown & The Whispers - Go To Him  REWRITTEN
Little Pattie - Pushin' A Good Thing Too Far
Chantinos - Don't Say Nothin' (If You Can't Say Anything Nice)
Lynne Randell - A Love Like You
Ray Brown & The Whispers - Fool, Fool, Fool

 


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GO-SET MAGAZINE CHARTS 1966-1974
AND COVERS GALLERY

 

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Songs written by Bob Crewe: discography 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...