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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Post 599 - Mike Brady - Sympathy - Look At Me

Mike Brady was born in England in 1948 and migrated to Australia in the 1950's with his family. His first job was at the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation factory in Port Melbourne, Victoria, as a sheet metal worker. He started performing when he was 15 and he was one-third of the 1960's pop act MPD Ltd. (which stood for Mike, Pete and Danny) which had hit singles including "Little Boy Sad" and "Lonely Boy". The band toured Australia and the U.K. Brady also toured Vietnam entertaining troops, with a different band which included Wayne Duncan, Gary Howard and country brother and sister act Ricki and Tammy. After the break-up of MPD Ltd., Brady continued to record occasionally and had a top 10 hit with a cover of U.K. band Rare Bird’s "Sympathy" b/w “Look At Me” (FB-036) For Fable Records in 1970. The single was produced by David MacKay, Brady penned the B side. The post before this one is a version of the song by Broken Chains from 1971 but I think Mike’s version is far better, just my opinion. mp3

1 comment:

muffy said...

Hey. I like this...especially the 'B' side....
thanks so much for the share.