Monday, 6 February 2012
The band were Marty Kristian, Brian Engel and Mick Flinn, all were members of the New Seekers at one time or other. They set up their own record label "Megaphone" for this sole release in 1981. Kristian was brought up in Australia, originally training to be an architect at Melbourne University. In 1969 he became a member of the original line up of the New Seekers. Mick Flinn was the bass player for The Mixtures from 1967 - 1972, The Mixtures travelled to the UK in 1971, where Flinn remained after the band's break-up. Subsequent UK projects included Springfield Revival among others. Brian Engel joined the New Seekers in 1978, he was introduced at the bands live shows as "the new guy on the end". Here to download is the one and only single released by The News "Boomerang" b/w "Louise Louise" (MEGA 1). The single was produced by The News. The strange thing we found out is a year earlier in 1980 Frankie J Holden released a version (which can be found at post # 379) with the composer being Mick Flinn but on The News's version in 1981 the composer states Flinn/Kristian/Engel.
Posted by OZZIE MUSIC MAN at 19:59