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Thursday, 7 January 2010

Post 229 - Mike Brady And The Cubettes – The Cube / The Headless Horsemen

Born on the 28 of February 1948 Mike Brady migrated to Australia from England in the 1950s with his family. He was one-third of the 1960s pop act MPD Ltd. which stood for Mike, Pete and Danny, which had hits in Australia including "Little Boy Sad" and "Lonely Boy". The band toured Australia and also played shows in Vietnam for Australian troops. After the break-up of MPD Ltd., Brady continued to record occasionally and had a top 10 hit with "Sympathy". He worked with Pete Sullivan on recording a jingle. The popularity of the jingle led to the release of the song "Up There Cazaly" credited to the Two-Man Band. It reached #1 on the Australian charts in September ‘79 and was the most popular single recorded by an Australian artist that year. It sold 250,000 copies making it the most popular single ever released by an Australian artist in Australia at that time. Here to download from 1981 on Mike’s Full Moon label is the single “The Cube” b/w “The Headless Horseman” (FMS 2112) the B side is credited to Peter Sullivan. Peter has written arrangements and produced albums for many of Australia’s leading artists including Pseudo Echo, Little River Band, Daryl Somers, Ricky May, Normie Rowe, The Seekers, Colleen Hewitt, Dennis Walter. The single was produced by Mike & Peter.

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