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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Post 403 - Australian Cricket Team 1972 - Here Comes The Aussies / Bowl A Ball Swing A Bat

The 1972 Australian Cricket Team recorded this single to coincide with their Ashes Tour of England. It was done some years before the mass marketing of World Series Cricket. The whole of team sang on the record. There were many great cricketers in the side at the time: Ian Chappell, Greg Chappell, Dennis Lillee, Rod Marsh, Doug Walters and a dozen or so other household names. The single was co-written by Rod McQueen & Daniel Boone who had the hits "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast", "Skydiver" and "Beautiful Sunday". It was produced by Larry Page for Penny Farthing Records. Here to download is that single "Here Come The Aussies" b/w "Bowl A Ball Swing A Bat" (PFK-4776). The team of 1972 drew the series 2 all and thus England retained the ashes. In the next series in Australia 1974-75 Jeff Thomson and Denis Lillee ripped the English apart and we indeed won the ashes back. As a bonus we have included what we think must have been the English B side of the single, the same song appears on the A side and the same on the B side except the B side has a complete different musical arrangement bit of a mystery, maybe someone out there may enlighten us.......

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