Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Matt Taylor's first band, The Bay City Union, was formed in March 1966 and was one of Australia's first traditional Chicago blues bands. They released one single for Festival Records, in April 1968 before breaking up in July 1968 due to a lack of interest in blues bands. The single being "Mo'reen"/"Mary Mary," (FK-2284) which went to #32 in Melbourne. The A side was written by American singer Mark Lindsay and Terry Melcher and the B side was a cover of Mike Nesmith's song. Terry Melcher was Doris Day's son. In the short life of this band there was a turnover rate of 15 members per the two years they were together with member such as Trevor Bagnall (bass), Jimmy Brelsford (Moose Malone, guitar), Tony Buettel (Fraternity,Band Of Light,Band Of Talabene,Levi Smith's Clefs,drums), Matt Croke (guitar), Brian Hayes (guitar), Paul Johnson (Mr.Floppy, Levi Smith's Clefs,Vocals & Harmonica), John McInerney (69's, Grand Junction, drums), Phil Manning (Chain, Band Of Talabene, guitar), Joey Masotano (keyboards), Peter Miles (Bulldog, drums), Matt Taylor (Chain,Western Flyer,Meating,Vocals & Harmonica), Glen Wheatley (Purple Hearts, The Masters Apprentices, bass), Paul Wyld (Throb,69's,One Ton Gypsy,Blackfeather, Keyboards), Neil Young (Chants R'n'B, bass) and Col Mahoney (drums). Here to download is their one and only single and a big thank you to Micko for the B side.
Posted by OZZIE MUSIC MAN at 22:56