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Friday, 26 December 2014

Post 549 - The Ormbsy Brothers - Singles Collection

Neville, Michael and Adrian Ormsby were born in New Zealand and began singing as a group in 1967. In September of 1971 the boys moved to Australia. Prior to Christmas in 1972 they released their first single “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” b/w “The World Goes ‘Round & ‘Round” for H.M.V. Records. 1973 they released a cover of the Lesley Gore song “You Don’t Own Me” for EMI which became their only hit, making the top 10 in all states. They released a self-titled LP after the success of the single. They released six singles from ’71 to ’74 which only sold moderately and since 1975 they sang around the Sydney club circuit.   Here to download are all six singles with their B sides, a big thank you to Badger and his good friend Jason Johnstone who help me with the single “Bad Day For Love” which I didn’t even know about till I went to put this singles collection together...UPDATE Thanks to WoodyNet you can grab some great art work for this post here...Art 


Adrian said...

Hi this is Adrian youngest of the original group, hanks for this summary and the download of our singles. My brother Neville and I sang lead on both Mommy Kissing Santa Claus and You don't know me. Glad you squeezed in Bad Day for Love, we liked that song and was sad it wasn't picked up by the Radio Stations at the time. Who's knows what would've happened after that, we were really getting into R&B at that point and were heading that direction with some cool harmonies etc. I added a comment on the 551 post as well.

Ozzie Music Man said...

Thanks for the nice words Adrain