Double-sided hit in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth with Dancing In The Street.
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.
Singer born in Hope, Arkansas, formerly with Cab Calloway’s Orchestra and Ziegfield Follies.
Single on Era label.
Originally the theme to the movie Love Letters. Haymes?s vocal version was the hit recording.
Theme from the movie starring Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotton. Dick Haymes had the hit recording