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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Post 168 -Matt Flinders - Picking Up Pebbles EP

Matt Flinders, born Sylvan Louis Bonett in Alexandria, Egypt, is a singer who rose to prominence in the late 1960s in Australia. Of French, English and Italian background, he migrated to Australia with his family in 1951. After singing on a few radio and TV commercials, Matt Flinders was discovered by Ron Tudor of Astor Records who suggested the name change to Matt Flinders (after the explorer Matthew Flinders) which was deemed to be easier to pronounce and remember than his birth name. Matt had two top ten singles in Australia: "Picking up Pebbles" in 1969 which reached No.1 in Melbourne, and "Butterfly" 1971. He appeared on his own television show, Matt Flinders and Friends 1972-1973, as well as his own radio show, both for the ABC. Here to download is he's 1969 EP "Picking Up Pebbles" (AEP 4069) on Astor Records, Produced by Ron Tudor and the music was arranged and conducted by Johnny Hawker.

1 comment:

Robert Edmonds said...

Thanks so much for posting this - My mum would always turn the radio up when this came on!!!