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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Post 173 - Glenn Shorrock - American Flyers / Duchess Is Returning

Glenn Barrie Shorrock born on 30 June 1944, in Chatham, Kent; UK is an Australian singer who is best known as a founding member and lead singer of Little River Band. He came to fame in Australia, as the co lead singer of '60s band The Twilights. They scored major Australian hits with singles including "Needle In A Haystack", and their cover of The Hollies' "What's Wrong With The Way I Live", which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London. After The Twilights split in early 1969, Shorrock joined the early supergroup Axiom with Brian Cadd and members of other leading Australian pop groups. Although Axiom lasted only a couple of years, they had several hits and recorded two highly acclaimed LPs. Shorrock remained in the UK after the split of Axiom, and during this time he performed with the multinational band Esperanto. In late 1974, just before returning to Australia, he was invited to join a new line-up of Mississippi who were in England at the time. He joined the group as lead singer, and soon after they returned to Australia they changed their name to Little River Band. The group went on to become one of the most successful bands ever to come out of Australia, and the first Australian group to achieve major commercial success in the U.S. Glenn left Little River Band in 1982 and was replaced as lead singer by John Farnham. In 1985 Glenn released the title track to the John Badham film starring Kevin Costner, American Flyers. Here for you to download is that single recorded for Capitol Records "American Flyers' b/w "Duchess Is Returning" (CP 1802) Shorrock returned to the L R B in 1988 but, despite several quality albums, the band did not regain its earlier stellar recognition. He left the band again in 1996.

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