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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Post 548 - The 4IP Good Guys - Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas) - It Must Be Love This Time

Here’s another from the 4IP Christmas singles, this one from 1973 again with Geoff Mullins on lead vocals. Produced by Rocky Thomas for RCA Records “Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)” b/w “It Must Be Love This Time” (102379) is here for you to download. The A side written by John Denver,  Mullins also branched into record production, co-producing a small hit by another Brisbane DJ Graham “Robbo” Roberts in 1975, called “Havin’ a Barbie / Rock & Roll DJ” (which can be found at Post #492).  After his run in radio, Mullins transitioned into the TV news room as an anchor on Brisbane’s Channel 0 news. It appears that the annual Christmas song was released for the years 1971 through 1976, with DJ Paul J. Turner taking over the headline name from Geoff Mullins in 1974. “Jingle Bell Rock” was released for Christmas 1975 which had been previously used in 1971 (but whether they were re-recordings or simply the old songs re-issued is not clear).  Mullins had one other (non-Christmas) hit, attributable to Geoff Mullins & the Good Guys, with a release called “Cold of the Wind / Running Bear” in mid-1972 (peaked locally at #26). Again a big thank you to Badger for his help.   

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