Pop Archives

M.P.D. Ltd - Walkin’ In The Sand (1966)

(George 'Shadow' Morton)
Australia Australia
#7 Melbourne #30 Brisbane #14 Adelaide #18 Perth

Double-sided hit in Melbourne with If You Were Mine.

Melbourne beat trio driven by a heavy rhythm section, formed in 1965. The ‘M’, the ‘P’ and the ‘D’ were for Mike Brady, Pete Watson and Danny Finley. Mike and Pete had met in Shadows-style band The Phantoms, and Danny had been drummer with another instrumental band The Saxons (see Pedro The Fisherman).

Mike Brady was later responsible for numerous well-known advertising jingles, and as one half of Two Man Band had a hit in 1979 with the Australian Rules football song Up There Cazaly YouTube.

See also Little Boy Sad, Lonely Boy and You Might As Well Forget Him.

Further reading: Paul Culnane’s band history and appreciation of MPD Ltd at Milesago.
Suggestion from Mike Robbins.

The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand) (1964)

(George 'Shadow' Morton)
Original version
#5 USA #11 UK #29 Sydney

The record that launched the careers of two pairs of teenaged sisters from Queens who recorded for Leiber & Stoller's Red Bird label. They were usually produced by George 'Shadow' Morton who produced and co-wrote their next and biggest hit Leader Of The Pack.