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Friday, 24 April 2009

Post 92 - Billy Thorpe - Dream Baby / You Don't Live Twice

By early 1967 The Aztecs had broken up. Billy kept busy during 1967, but only issued one single on Festival, a cover of Roy Orbison's "Dream Baby" which reached #36 in October. The single was a flop. In January 1968, he formed a new backing band with Johnny Dick, Mick Liber (guitar ex-Python Lee Jackson) and Dave McTaggert (bass) who was soon replaced by Paul Wheeler (ex-Affair). Billy began the process of breaking the shackles of his 60s Mk I pop persona, to re-emerge shortly thereafter with the template of his sensational 70s Mk II as the bearded, long-haired, blues wailing rocker we have come to love. Here is that single for Festival that was largely ignored out of 1967 "Dream Baby" b/w “You Don't Live Twice" (FK - 2015)

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