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    For me, it's The Bee Gees, INXS (whom I met in a restaurant once with some dude surnamed Rayne (?); t'was a long time ago) and Nick Cave...

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    The Easybeats Australian. I don't think so.

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    occupy a unique place in the pantheon of 1960s British rock acts. For starters, they were Australian, except that they really weren't -- they met in Sydney alright, and being based in Australia with the talent they had gave them a leg-up over any of the local competition. But lead singer Stevie Wright originally came from England (although he'd been in Australia for some years), and bassist Dick Diamonde hailed from the Netherlands, as did guitarist Harry Vanda, while the others, guitarists George Young and drummer Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, were recent arrivals from Scotland and England -- most significantly, Fleet was Liverpool born and raised, and had been a member of the Mojos, one of that city's more promising bands of 1963 and 1964. They all had talent, but he had a sense of style and an idea of what worked in rock & roll; it was Snowy Fleet who came up with the name "The Easybeats," and the sharp image for the early group, which made them a piece of authentic Brit-beat right in the heart of Sydney, 13,000 miles from Liverpool and as precious there as water on a desert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim View Post
    For me, it's The Bee Gees, INXS (whom I met in a restaurant once with some dude surnamed Rayne (?); t'was a long time ago) and Nick Cave...
    Bee Gees and Nick Cave yep good choices. Rayne, I guessing it was James Rayne from Australian Crawl (aussie rock band of the time), and who is still performing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    The Easybeats Australian. I don't think so.

    The Easybeats
    occupy a unique place in the pantheon of 1960s British rock acts. For starters, they were Australian, except that they really weren't -- they met in Sydney alright, and being based in Australia with the talent they had gave them a leg-up over any of the local competition. But lead singer Stevie Wright originally came from England (although he'd been in Australia for some years), and bassist Dick Diamonde hailed from the Netherlands, as did guitarist Harry Vanda, while the others, guitarists George Young and drummer Gordon "Snowy" Fleet, were recent arrivals from Scotland and England -- most significantly, Fleet was Liverpool born and raised, and had been a member of the Mojos, one of that city's more promising bands of 1963 and 1964. They all had talent, but he had a sense of style and an idea of what worked in rock & roll; it was Snowy Fleet who came up with the name "The Easybeats," and the sharp image for the early group, which made them a piece of authentic Brit-beat right in the heart of Sydney, 13,000 miles from Liverpool and as precious there as water on a desert.

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    Your just Jealous Teddy, The Easybeats first made it in Aussie and they were mostly very young when they came here - and they stayed particularly Harry and George, they have been and continue to be involved here in Oz producing Aussie rock talent and have done so since the early 70's, this list goes on and on here from John Paul Young (love is in the Air etc), AC/DC of course, their own Band Flash and the Pan and many more.

    Proud to claim them as Aussie through and through.........

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    My goodness John. That was an impassioned speech. Scots Rule OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Yeah, I'm catching the smell of personal desperation when Australians try to sell a national identity,
    trying to get away from that Quantas koala thing.
    I thought the Beegees were English, coming from there and sounding British Invasion.
    Nick Cave and his Bad Seeds get written up so much in Toronto papers I think he's Canadian,
    even if he's probably from B.C., another disturbing stab through national identity.
    The lead singer-song-writer from Men at Work has been touring America solo for so long he's become American,
    and you don't want to argue with Americans when they become American for the first time.

    It's hard to accept cultural talk from Australians when they insist on singing English, not Australian.

    Happy to let you live in your deluded world, if you like where do I start ..............

    Spelling Qantas correctly is a good start. The Bee Gees are from Oz (true they were born in the UK), but came to Oz very young and grew up in Redcliffe a northern Subburb in Brisbane- and came to fame initially at the same time as Billy Thorpe here in Oz on early 60's TV shows here.

    NIck Cave mmmm - he is so melbournite it hurts, you can try and claim him but good luck! If you have every heard Colin Hay talk (lead singer from Men at Work), you would know he is a Scott anyway- although Aussie national has been since he was 14. Hay was born in Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland, but moved to Australia at the age of 14 with his family.

    Remind me what langage Candians sing in Kanac? I don't know but I do know Australia wont be claiming Nickelback any time soon

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    ^ PS Singing in Australian is reserved only for those living in Oz, but I will give you a little sample as per below:



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    ^ Found this clip of very early Bee Gees in Australia- amoung other early acts, didn't realise they were that young when they started - almost child slave labour!
    Last edited by EddieRUKiddingVare; Apr-11-2013 at 08:37.

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    Anyone heard anything of that grand old Irish lad Ned Kelly lately?

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    LOL, they actually found poor old Ned bones not so long ago and burried him (the bones) at Euroa, where he was from.

    Reminds me of my favourite Midnight Oil song too............


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    You got me on a run of gold now.......... You do realise that Oz land was a british colonial settlement still at the time of Ned and it was Her Mag Queens Vic's men chasing after the rebel Irishman!


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    Heavy metal Ned, yea well he had the clothes for it.

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    Yep Aussie doing good at least in the golf and Ned- there has been a few movies over the years the strangest and funniest as per below:

    Reckless Kelly


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    Just found this - some more old Aussie rock produced by Vanda and Young (Albert productions- same as producers AC/DC), by John Paul Young Albert Studio Label singer and Piano rocker Warren "Pig" Morgan from Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs.......


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    Ah John, you mean Rolf Harris- he is in a spot of bother at present- Jimmy Saville trouble so it would seem!

    A video from better days below of Rolf


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