Sources of Australian Pop Records

from the 50s, 60s and 70s

[plus some Aussie originals and some New Zealanders]

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The classic instrumental by Melbourne's Thunderbirds that came from a jingle on WKBW, Buffalo NY.

The Delltones hit co-written by a future NSW District Court Judge.

The Purple Hearts track first recorded for a US Government education campaign.

The story behind the whistle on Normie Rowe's 'Que Sera Sera'.

The Aussie version of 'Konnichiwa Akachan', co-written by the composer of 'Sukiyaki'.

Hollywood Eight: the real motel that inspired 'Hollywood Seven'.

The Johnny Chester hit first heard in the 1943 film I Walked with a Zombie.

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WHERE DID THEY GET THESE SONGS?

Ray Brown - Pride 1965 

Judy Stone - 4,003,221 Tears From Now 1964

Heart'n'Soul - Lazy Life 1969

Johnny O'Keefe - She's My Baby 1959

The Groove - You Are The One I Love 1968

Little Pattie - Dance, Puppet, Dance 1965

The De Kroo Brothers - (And Her Name Is) Scarlet 1959

Johnny Young - Cara-Lyn 1966

The Delltones - Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands 1962

Jeff St John & The Id - Big Time Operator 1967

Matt Flinders - Picking Up Pebbles 1968

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LAST 5 NEW PAGES, LATEST AT THE TOP:

• Jimmy Hannan - You Make Me Happy (1964)
   Hokey Pokey Stomp
• 
Zoot - You Better Get Going Now (1968)
• Ray Brown - Too Late To Come Home (1966) + UPDATED
• Cheryl Gray - The Real Thing (1966)
    Cheryl Gray - It's Not Easy Lovin' You (1967)
• Judy Stone - Hello Faithless (1964)

RECENTLY UPDATED PAGES:

• Normie Rowe, Johnny Chester - Shakin' All Over
• Missing Links, Merv Benton - Nervous Breakdown
• Johnny O'Keefe - She's My Baby
• The Groove - You Are The One I Love
• Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs - The Word For Today

NEW TO THE LINKS PAGE

• 78s-era artist discography search at HonkingDuck.com
• What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record?
• Let's Be The Beatles: Beatles-influenced songs
• Lost Treasures at power pop site Pop Geek History
• Wilson & Allroy's Record Reviews (1950s-2000s)

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Website by Lyn Nuttall.
Development: Lachlan Nuttall. Graphics: Gina Nuttall.
© Lyn Nuttall 2004-2016
Australian chart positions courtesy of Gavin Ryan's Chart Books, available from Australian Music Books.
New Zealand chart positions 1966-1996 from Dean Scapolo's NZ singles chart book, available here.
Special thanks to Terry Stacey for information, corrections and suggestions.
Thanks also to Tony Watson, Joop Jansen, More...