Gary Young and Wayne Duncan were the rhythm section of many bands particularly instrumentals since the early 1960s. One of these was The Rondells which were also the backing band for Bobby & Laurie. Young joined the Rondells in 1964, at the age of 17, whilst still at School. Young also played in The Changing Times and Ram Jam Big Band. Following the split of Bobby & Laurie, Laurie Allen put together a soul revue, called Dice, and later renamed The Laurie Allen Revue. The line-up included Gary Young, Barry Rogers and Wayne Duncan, Phil Manning and as backing singers, sisters Glenys and Colleen Hewett. Young and Ross Wilson met in 1969 whilst both were working in a book warehouse; each had previous band mates who were interested in forming a new group. Wilson, Ross Hannaford, Young and Duncan formed Sons of the Vegetal Mother later that year. As a side project from Sons of the Vegetal Mother, four of its members Duncan, Hannaford, Wilson and Young formed Daddy Cool in 1970. Other bands that Gary played with were Gary Young's Hot Dog, Jo Jo Zep, Rock Doctors, Cold Chisel, Black Sorrows, Little Red Rooster, Relax With Max, The Prestones, Crackajacks, Cool Healers, Southern Lightning, Andy Baylor's Cajun Combo and The Hornets and forgive me if I've forgotten anyone. In 1981 the Daddy Cool line up was back together again only this time as Gary Young & The Rockin Emus. Gary wrote & sang all the rockabilly tracks, played drums & the rest of the Emu's were Ross Hannaford & Jeff Burstin (Jo Jo Zep/Black Sorrows) on guitar, & Gary's long time partner Wayne Duncan. Ross "the boss" Wilson didn't play in this line up but he did produce the album. Here for you to download is one of many forgotten LPs, this time out of 1982 on Mushroom "Gary Young And The Rocking Emus" (L 37815) Enjoy this classic and. Yes I am a die-hard Daddy Cool fan! I had the pleasure of seeing them back together when they supported the Beach Boys in 2007 and of course after their set I got the chance to meet the guys and get stuff signed as you do, and no offence to the Beach Boys but anyone that was there will tell you D.C. stole the show.
Enjoy these rare Australian classics and not so classics converted from vinyl to Mp3. Any copyright owner who does not wish to be included in this blog, please contact me and I will remove the posting immediately. What I would like this blog to accomplish is to get Australian music out there that will probably never make it to CD. I hope that these samples will take you on a trip down memory lane, or introduce this great music to people who may have never heard it before.
WE CREATED THIS MUSIC BLOG IN HOPE TO PROMOTE THOSE AUSSIE TRACKS THAT WERE EVENTUALLY VAULTED BY THE MAJOR RECORD COMPANIES. MOST OF THESE TRACKS ARE ONLY COLLECTING COBWEBS AND WILL NEVER BE RELEASED ON CD. MAYBE AFTER PEOPLE HEAR THE TRACKS THAT I PUT ON THIS BLOG, WITH EMAILS TO THE RECORD COMPANIES WE CAN TWIST THEIR ARM TO RELEASE THEM ON CD. TO MY KNOWLEDGE THE TRACKS THAT I'M POSTING HAVE NEVER BEEN PUT ON CD. REMINDER: IF YOU ARE THE COPYRIGHT OWNER OF ANY OF THESE RECORDING AND DO NOT WISH TO HAVE THEM INCLUDED ON THIS BLOG, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL REMOVE THEM IMMEDIATELY. ALL VISITORS: ENJOY!
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