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Saturday, 17 April 2010

Post 253 - The Executives - Hey Man / You're Gonna Love Me


Between them, the six members of Sydney band the Executives could play thirty one different instruments, varying from violin to harpsichord. The Sydney based band was formed in 1966 and became Sydney's most highly rated band. their first single "You're Bad" sold well in Sydney, meanwhile changes were being made with Ray Burton replacing Dudley Hood and Gino Cunnico replacing Keith Leslie. July '67 they had their first national hit with "My Aim Is To Please You" and was quickly followed by "Sit Down I Think I Love You" In 1968 they left to crack the American market while there they got a recording contract with Buddah Records. By 1969 they had released 6 singles, 3 EP's and 1 album unfortunately most of the chart succes was in Sydney, one of the bigger hits being "Windy Day". They returned to the U.S. in spring of '69 and changed their name to Inner Sense but by the following year they had split. Here to download is the single out of 1970 from the Warner Bros. film "Rabbit Run" "Hey Man" b/w "You're Gonna Love Me" (FK-4036) on Festival. Both sides of the single were from the film. In 1974 they reformed and were signed to Polydor Records and released 3 singles and by the end of 1977 they were still working solidly in clubs and hotels.

2 comments:

Dangerbird said...

awesome! thanks!

Brookesy said...

Great, thanks. What's the chance of the executives album featuring Sit Down I Think I love You and It's a Happening World?