NORMIE ROWE & THE PLAYBOYS
Pride And Joy
(Whitfield - Gaye - Stevenson)
Australia 1966
#11 Sydney #10 Melbourne #6 Brisbane #12 Adelaide #3 Perth

Single on Sunshine label, double-sided hit with The Stones That I Throw.

Melbourne singer Normie Rowe became Australia's top teen idol of the late 60s and the star of Ivan Dayman's Sunshine label. He had a string of hits in Australia from 1965, recorded four singles in London, toured Britain and America, and even inspired a tribute song, Norman-Normie. After he was conscripted to serve in Vietnam he never regained his earlier 'King of Pop' status, but he re-established himself as a respected performer, especially on stage, starring in such productions as Les Miserables and Annie.

Further reading: Detailed biography at Milesago. The official site is at www.normierowe.com

On CD: Shakin’ All Over at Sanity.com.au
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MARVIN GAYE
Pride And Joy
(Whitfield - Gaye - Stevenson)
USA 1963
Original version
#10 USA

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