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Thursday, 24 May 2012

Post 428 - Annette Purvis - Livin' In W.A. / When The Going Gets Tough

Back in the 1970’s, Annette Purvis was a young performer on Stars Of The Future, a national half hour children’s variety program which received Logie Awards in 1972, 1974, 1975 and 1976. Annette also appeared during the Miss West Coasts, Telethons and sang the theme to Fat Cat's Fun Show. Her brother owned Purvisonic Sound and had the contract for all the major acts coming to Perth, such as Brenda Lee, Duane Eddy, Chubby Checker and many others during the 60's. Here to download is a single Annette released in 1979 on 7 Records titled "Livin' In W.A" B/W "When The Going Gets Rough" (MS 289 A). The single was produced by Gordon Inglis. I'm not sure but I think this was the only single Annette recorded, maybe some of our W.A. friends can enlighten us. Thanks Fudgezilla for the correction.


Fudgezilla said...

Anne Purvis was actually the sister of the guy who started Purvisonic Sound - Bob Purvis. Bob had no children.

garethofoz said...

I think you are right about this being her only single. It was recorded for Perth's 150 year celebrations, and I can remeber seeing her perform it on television, although I don't recall hearing it on te radio.