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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Post 39 - Frieze - Feelings/ Young Man’s Lament

Darryl Cotton and Beeb Birtles formed the duo playing harmony – laiden soft rock. The Frieze clothing company offered them sponsorship on the condition that they wear the clothing and perform under the name Frieze. Frieze’s 1st single was “Feelings” 1971 on Robie Porter’s Sparmac label. In 1972 they recorded an album B.C. for Warner, using the Burke & Wills as it’s backing band. Cotton’s debut single “Why Do Little Children Have To Die” was lifted from the B.C. album. The band broke up in May of ’72 with Birtles joining Mississippi then later Little River Band. Cotton left Oz to go to the U.K. where he worked with another Aussie Mick Flynn ex Mixtures. The two songs for you to download are “Feelings” b/w “Young Man’s Lament” (SPR-012). For some strange reason (and I guess it’s the change of record company) these two songs never made it on the album. We have the B.C. L.P. in our collection somewhere and may post it at a later date.

1 comment:

Linda Vandermeer said...

Have really enjoyed all the Darryl Cotton posts on your blog. Would love to hear the B.C. LP when that makes it on to your site :)