Billy Thorpe (1946-2007): British-born singer, guitarist and songwriter whose family emigrated to
Brisbane in the 1950s. Based in Sydney from 1963, ‘Thorpy’, with The Aztecs, had numerous pop hits in a variety of styles, but at the end of the 60s, then in Melbourne, he
fronted a loud, rocky, blues-based formation of the Aztecs that contrasted with his earlier pop idol
image. Later, his solo and business career took him to Los Angeles, and he wrote two popular autobiographical books, Most People I Know (Think That I’m
Crazy) and Sex And Thugs And Rock’n’Roll [AbeBooks link].
Further reading: Paul Culnane’s account of Billy Thorpe’s career at Milesago.
Single on Monument label.
Credits of singer-songwriter Cindy Walker (1918-2006), include You Don’t Own Me and In The Misty Moonlight.
Same title but not the same song as ‘Dream Baby’ by Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs.
Single on Imperial by Cherilyn Sarkisian. Reissued in 1966 under the name of Cher, the name by which Cherilyn had become better known.
Thanks to Phil Chapman.