LAURIE WADE'S CAVALIERS Every Minute Of You (Nat Kipner - Carl Keats)
Single on CBS by Sydney band with Laurie Wade (guitar, vocals), Ivan Norman (guitar, vocals),Robert Campbell (bass, till 1966),Warren Isaacs (bass, from 1966), and Chris Rees(drums). The band was formed c.1963 and broke up c.1968.
By this time, Beatlemania and the British Invasion were well under way, and the Cavaliers'following singles 1965-1967 on CBS reflected those trends. They had vocals, for a start, something a lot of instrumental bands added at that time.
At CBS The Cavaliers were produced by the notable Norwegian-born musician, composer and orchestra leader Sven Libaek who produced a number of well-known Australian artists.
MARTY RHONE Every Minute Of You (Nat Kipner - Carl Keats)
Single on Spin, B-side of Nature Boy, by singer, songwriter and actor, real name Carl Van Rhoon (b.1948). In 1966 Spin Records teamed him with established Sydney band The Soul Agents. His later solo career was interrupted in 1970 when (like Normie Rowe) he was conscripted into the Australian Army for two years.
The Writers: Nat Kipner (1923-2009) was an A&R man and major producer at Spin Records where he was responsible for the Bee Gees' later Australian singles. During World War II he had beenstationed with the US Army Air Corps in Brisbane, Australia, where he married a local woman, and the family returned to live in Brisbane in the early 50s. He co-wrote, with John Vallins,theJohnny Mathis and Deniece Williams hit Too Much Too Little Too Late (1978, #1 USA)
Carl Keats, later known as Carl Groszmann, was guitarist with Steve & The Board, the band of Nat Kipner's son Steve. Carl went on to write Status Quo's Down The Dustpipe (1970, #12 UK).