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Friday, 22 October 2010

Post 299 - Jeff Phillips - The Wonderful World Of Jeff Phillips EP

Jeff Phillips is an Australian TV show host and pop singer. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, he first came to public attention when he took over as compeer of Perth TV show, Club 17 in 1966. Moving to Melbourne, he put out a number of single records, but the only one which charted was his cover version of The Shirelles, "Baby It's You" in 1968. He then became host of his own ABC-TV pop show, Sounds Like Us in 1970. That year saw him win the 1970 TV Week Awards - George Wallace Memorial Logie For Best New Talent. In 1971 he became host of the popular Saturday morning pop music show Happening '71. He continued on that show until 1973. After Happening's demise he went to the UK, where he was based for several years and released a number of singles including a version of John Paul Young's, "Yesterday's Hero". In the late '70s he re-located to Los Angeles for a time. He returned to Australia in 1985 to appear in the Australian production of Cats with Debra Byrne. Here to download is Jeff's only EP recorded on Festival Records in 1968 " The Wonderful World Of Jeff Phillips" (FX-11,585). He made a comeback in 1991, hosting the Ten Network TV talent show, Star Search. He had a long recording career, putting out nineteen singles from 1968 to 1981 on such labels as Festival, RCA, Generation, Havoc, U.A and Astor to name a few. There has never been an album release by Jeff which is a pity and I don't think there ever will be a best of sadly either because of too many record companies involvement.

1 comment:

Deutros said...

Thanks Ozzie another EP for the collection. There's somthing about EP's just love 'em.