Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Darryl Cotton (born 4 September 1949 in Adelaide) is best known as a founding member of Australian rock group Zoot in 1968, along with Beeb Birtles, Rick Brewer and later, Rick Springfield. Following Zoot, Cotton ventured overseas, basing himself in L.A. where he worked consistently as a singer/songwriter and performed with such artists as Olivia Newton-John, The Osmonds, Shaun Cassidy and Cliff Richard. His songwriting credits include Donny & Marie Osmond, Engelbert Humperdinck and The New Seekers. In 1978, Cotton returned to Australia to release his solo single, "Don't Let It Get to You" which appeared on the album, “Best Seat In The House”. Various successful solo singles followed, including the self-penned national top ten single, "Same Old Girl" (EMI-204), which earned him a Countdown award for Best Solo Male Performance in 1980, exactly ten years after Zoot had the same award for a group. Available for download is that award-winning single.
Posted by OZZIE MUSIC MAN at 10:07