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Friday, 24 August 2012

Post 455 - Darryl Cotton & Heather Favell - Baby You're Changing / No One Wants To Dance

In July 1983, Darryl Cotton issued a duet single with Heather Favell on CBS, "Baby You're Changing" / "No One Wants to Dance" (BA 223077), and in 1984 he cut an album of rock'n'roll standards for the Hammard label called "Rockin' Good Fun" (which can be found at post #111). After this, Darryl retired from live performances for almost a decade, returning to television to host the Ten Network's Saturday morning children's show "The Early Bird Show", with puppet partner 'Marty the Monster'. In 1996, he toured with his old pals Russell Morris and Ronnie Burns, who was replaced by Jim Keays after Ronnie's retirement from music. To our dismay in May 2012, Darryl was diagnosed with liver cancer and sadly passed away on 27 July 2012 at aged 62.


AussieRock said...

Thanks Ozzie's - not a release that I'm familiar with so this is a nice surprise
Cotton will be sadly missed and he leaves behind a wonderful legacy of musical triumphs and achievements.

Micko said...

A terrific tribute to one of our best performers who left a great musical legacy & who was a genuinely nice bloke. Especially grateful for this as it's one of Darryl's hardest to find singles

Thanks Ozzie & Co

RIP Darryl Cotton

Wayne Davidson said...

Anyone else remember Heather Favell's "Holiday"?

Saphire Rose Favell said...

yep. thats my mum.

John Daly said...

Thanks for this, I saw the words Heather Favall, and jumped. I love Holiday and the flip-side 'Anticipation.' I always wished she had done more. But I wanted more from the 'Fruit Pastels' too. (see them on utube). Thanks again for the music.