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:
• Kelly Green - So What (1963)
• Robbie Peters - Double Trouble (1968)
• Peter Posa - The White Rabbit (1964)
• Dig Richards - Love Express (1963)
• The Virgil Brothers - Here I Am (1968)
RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES:
• Johnny O'Keefe - Move Baby Move
• Flying Circus - Hayride + La La + FURTHER UPDATES
• Kamahl - Sounds Of Goodbye + FURTHER UPDATES
• Billy Thorpe - The Word For Today
• Pastoral Symphony - Love Machine
OBSCURE ORIGINATORS DEPT: GIL HAMILTON
In 1962 Gil Hamilton released the original version of a song called Move & Groove.
Johnny O'Keefe's version, an Australian hit in 1963, used the title Move Baby Move.
Another original version by Gil Hamilton was Tell Her (1962), a hit for The Exciters as Tell Him.
There never was a Gil Hamilton hit, but he didn't remain in obscurity. He changed his name to Johnny Thunder, charted #4 in the USA with Loop De Loop (1963), and had a long and successful career with his new name. More here.
• Songcraft podcasts: interviews with songwriters [section 08]
• Music lists at Rate Your Music 
• Soul Music HQ 
• David Kent's Australian Chart Books (+ new albums book) 
• Album Liner Notes 
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...