Friday, 8 January 2010
Singer and radio personality Grantley Dee (real name Grantley De Zoete) was a well known and popular presenter on Melbourne radio station 3AK and he is especially notable for being the first visually impaired pop DJ on Australian radio. But Grantley's achievements didn't stop there, he was also a popular singer who recorded a string of singles for EMI between 1966 and 1968. Grantley was an accomplished singer and during 1966, he was the vocalist in the short lived Melbourne based band called The Hurricanes, although this band didn't make any recordings. His 3AK career slowed down somewhat during this year, after he was signed to EMI's subsidiary label HMV, for whom he recorded five singles, an EP and an LP. Here to download is his 1966 hit for HMV and it's non album B side "Let The Little Girl Dance" b/w "Answer Me" (EA-4762) During 1970 -71 he was vocalist in the Melbourne band Taurus, also with Gil Matthews. Grantley's solo career tapered off in the early seventies although he performed with two other Melbourne acts, Rock Steady and The Henchmen in 1973, neither of which made it to record. Grantley Dee passed away on the 7th of February 2005.
Posted by OZZIE MUSIC MAN at 09:15