Charted in February 1969, single on Impact, the last for Larry's Rebels.
Popular band, from Ponsonby in Auckland, often in the New Zealand Top 10 in the late 60s. Vocalist Larry Morris later went solo and had six singles on the NZ charts 1969-1983 including The Hunt (1969, #5 NZ) and The Game (1970, #8 NZ).
Larry’s Rebels were New Zealand’s Animals. Our Paul Revere and the Raiders. The top notch local pop band with bluesy bite, who released a handful of vital discs, and for a brief few years were all over the media, the charts and the nation’s bedroom walls. They were Auckland’s first great homegrown pop band of the modern pop era; hard working and electrifying live. Their cover versions nipped at the heels of the originals.
– Andrew Schmidt at Audio Culture.
Further reading: 1. The Larry's Rebels page at Bruce Sergent's New Zealand music website. 2. Larry Morris interview with Murray Cammick at NZ music website Audio Culture (January 2016). 3. Larry's Rebels profile at Audio Culture.
Thanks to Larry for correction.
Single on Festival by blues band fronted by Matt Taylor, formed in Brisbane 1966, based in Melbourne from early 1967. The original lead singer (at left in photo) was Paul Johnson, aka A.P. Johnson, who recruited Taylor in the early days of the band but left mid-1966.
Bay City Union members would include Phil Manning, who was later with Matt Taylor in the classic line-up of the great Australian blues band Chain. Another well-known Bay City Union alumnus is Glenn Wheatley, later of the Masters Apprentices and manager of Johnny Farnham.
See also the B-side, Mary Mary, a Mike Nesmith composition also recorded by The Butterfield Blues Band, The Monkees, and Run-DMC.
L to R, TOP: Trevor Bagnell, Matt Taylor;
FRONT: Paul Johnson, James Brelsford, Peter Miles
(Early line-up, March 1966)
Andrew Ainsworth at Brisbane Scene helpfully matches four members with their Brisbane suburbs: see here.
References: 1. Ian McFarlane, Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. 2. Chris Spencer et al, Who's Who in Australian Rock. 3. Andrew Ainsworth, Bay City Union notes at Brisbane Scene.
Further reading: 1. Chain history at Milesago. 2. Matt Taylor meets Paul Johnson and joins Bay City Union: story by Amanda Dweck at tagg.com.au 4. Phil Manning.com.au.
*Melbourne chart position as calculated by Tom Guest in his Melbourne chart book Thirty Years of Hits. Brisbane chart position from Gavin Ryan's Brisbane Chart Book.
Thanks to Terry Stacey for version alert and background.
Image and further background from Louise Roy, thanks very much.
Further reading: Teenmakers discography at Teenmakers.dk.
Thanks to Chas Kit at Garage Hangover.
Their track Words Enough to Tell You was a highlight (for me, anyway) on Rhino's 2001 box set Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond, 1964–1969.
On Columbia album Revolution.
The composers are Raiders singer Mark Lindsay and producer Terry Melcher.
The Raiders, from Portland OR, first charted in 1961 with an instrumental, Like, Long Hair and had their last big hit in 1971, a #1, Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian), written by John D. Loudermilk. They were known for their 18th century costumes (worn in keeping with their historical name) and for their weekly appearances on the TV pop show Where The Action Is.
There was a Paul Revere, on keyboards, the foundation member, but the lead singer was Mark Lindsay, who had a career of his own, charting in 1970 with Arizona and Silver Bird.
By the time of Indian Reservation the band had split, leaving Lindsay and Revere with new personnel as simply The Raiders.
See also: Kicks.
SAME TITLE BUT NOT THE SAME SONG AS
'MO'REEN' BY LARRY'S REBELS.
Single on Penny Farthing
John Kincade was the name adopted by John Knowles after he was recruited to front a touring version of songwriter John Carter's studio band Kincade (Dreams Are Ten a Penny, 1973, a hit in parts of Europe and Australia).