Author: Ryan Stevenson

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Between 1971 and 1975, Jamie Redfern was one of Australia’s most popular solo artists as he released multiple singles and albums, starred in a short movie, was on Young Talent Time and featured on their early albums, done national and international tours and was on the cover of TV Week no less than five times. […]

Previously we talked about Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs 1964 to 1966 run of success before a change of Aztecs and a breakup occurred that seemingly put an end to the band but this was not the case. Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs returned in 1969 with a new lineup and a new sound, gone […]

From 1967 to 1978, readers of TV Week voted for the King of Pop and Best Female Artist (later Queen of Pop) at the TV Week King of Pop Awards and from 1969 to 1971 they picked the same two artists. Allison Durbin was born in New Zealand on May 24 1950, she came out […]

The Sports were formed in 1976 in Melbourne with Stephen Cummings as lead singer with Ed Bates on guitar, Robert Glover playing bass guitar, Jim Niven on the piano and Paul Hitchins serving as the drummer. The band were considered to be both a New Wave band and a Rock band during their 1976-1981 existence. […]

Between 1983 and 1989, Pseudo Echo released three studio albums, one compliation album and thirteen singles in their first stint as an active band. The band was formed in 1982 with Brian Canham taking on vocals, guitars, and keyboards with Pierre Gigliotti (aka Pierre Pierre) on bass and keyboards. The duo were joined by Tony […]

The 1960’s was an interesting time in Australian music as listeners had the choice of the bands, groups and artists like the Bee Gees, Normie Rowe, Johnny Young, Johnny Farnham, The Easybeats, The Seekers and more. They also had Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs whose recording career began in 1964 and they quickly rattled off […]

Believe it or not, The Bee Gees started to release singles in 1963 but it took them a couple of years to get into the Top Ten. Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb were the main members of the group though they have always had other musicians such as Colin Petersen on Drums and Vince Melouney […]

Garry Frost had left popular hit makers Moving Pictures in 1984  and by 1986 he was writing material for a band that was yet to be formed. The next year, Garry was watching Hey Hey It’s Saturday which many Australians done at that time and his attention was on the segment Red Faces. Garry saw […]

The Triffids started as a group called Dalsy in 1976 before becoming Blök Musik and then for just one day Logic before settling on The Triffids in May 1978. The name Triffids came from the post-apocalyptic book ‘The Day of The Triffids’ which was published in 1951 by John Wyndham, the book later became a […]

Writing about music has been wonderful, it is always great fun but it is also very difficult to pick from the many Australian groups and solo artists that this country has had. This piece is about a song by Blackfeather called ‘Boppin’ The Blues’ and in 1972 it was a massive hit for the band. […]

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