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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Post 544 - Rick Pointon & Alan Windon With The Legendary Minmi Beach Band - I've Been Everywhere (Around Newcastle) - This Isn't A Comeback

Rick Pointon was formerly lead singer of Benny and the Jets who used to perform at the Star Hotel in Newcastle in the ‘70s. Pointon and musical partner Alan Windon had a crack at making a local rendition of the Lucky Starr classic "I've Been Everywhere". The song was released on Angelwood Records and charted in November 1981, in this version by Rick, he names all the places in the local Hunter Valley area where it was recorded. The single “I’ve Been Everywhere (Around Newcastle)” b/w “This Isn’t A Comeback” (13137), was recorded live in the Harry Scravvis Room Minmi Surf Club and mixed by Peter E. Sheedy at Angelwood Studios in 1981. Angelwood Records was based originally at Currabubula NSW Australia, just South West of Tamworth. First Issue on the label was “Bro Bill Rock” / “Getting Outta Time” by the band Angelwood. 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this single Ozzie. I've lived in Newcastle practically all my life and never heard it before.

Bewdy mate,
Thanks Rusty.

AussieRock said...

Thanks for the share Ozzie
A cheap way of getting a first hand tour of Newcastle without actually visiting the legendary locality.
An obscure recording indeed.
Cheers

BILL MITCHELL said...

BRILLIANT - AWESOME THANKYOU

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ozzie,
Only a local Novocastrian would understand the Minmi Surfclub references out near the Minmi breakwater. Just don't go searching for the surf.
Cheers,
Terry

stacky said...

Thanks Ozzie-saw the Minmi Beach
Band a few times at the Star Hotel. From memory they had a female violinist as well. I don't
live far from Minmi & as Terry said, its quite a distance to the beach & is an old running joke around the town.

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