Skip to comments.The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind-1966 (2:40min Video)
Posted on 01/25/2014 7:31:55 PM PST by virgil283
"The Easybeats were an Australian rock band. They formed in Sydney in late 1964. They are regarded as the greatest Australian pop band of the 1960s, echoing The Beatles' success in Britain, and were the first Australian rock and roll act to score an international pop hit with their 1966 single "Friday on My Mind"....
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George Young went on to produce a number of albums for another Australian band, AC/DC, which was founded by his brothers Malcolm and Angus, and (it sez here) played bass in AC/DC for a short while. An older brother had a band called The Grapefruit.
It’s absolutely insane. I got some personalized M&Ms and everything.
Thanks, sent me on a youtube memory binge.
Too many Justin Bieber hairdoos in one place for my liking.
Memory lane... When I was a kid, a local radio station had a call-in question asking what ICBM meant; I was the first to call in with the correct answer, and I won a copy of this album. I can still hear that song in my mind, 50 years later. Thanks!
Is your Sister visiting?
That was when we were suckered into paying $29.99 to have a cup full of personalized M&Ms. Absolutely insane.
Fridays and Saturdays are totally different days.
Here is a great (IMO) live performance of it by Stevie Wright in 1987. Drugs and alcohol had taken a big toll on him since the Easybeats, but he still had that special something on stage.
Speaking of AC/DC, check out Bon Scott here with his band The Valentines.
Yeah...”I’m reminded of a time when teenagers, “muscle” cars, and a blood alcohol level of .014% was known as “Saturday Night, and the party’s just getting started”.....
I think that meant someone forgot to flush, juvenile I know but I couldn't resist.
He may not be a rock and roll act, but Rolf Harris made a huge score when his single Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport--which he recorded in 1960--finally crossed the Pacific. In the summer of 1963, everyone was playing it in juke boxes, singing it, making up new lyrics, etc.
Here's another tune that charted about the same time:
Its a Happening Thing--The Peanut Butter Conspiracy
The Woo Woo Train--The Valentines
You were probably a conservative at that time, or trending in that direction, since conservatives, being national security-minded, would have been more likely to know that acronym. On the other hand, liberals would have had the advantage had callers been asked to define UNEF or ACDA.
I love Friday on my Mind great song...
“Memory lane... When I was a kid, a local radio station had a call-in question asking what ICBM meant; I was the first to call in with the correct answer”
I was a bit older than a kid, but I won one of those call-in things once by identifying this song (by then it was a golden oldie):
The prize was a $20 gift certificate at a used record store.
The song title "Hey, Little Cobra" would be easy to guess at, since the refrain begins with it. However, the name of the group which as far as I know was a one-hit wonder, would have required some knowledge.
The following is a great one for an "identify this song" contest, since the title isn't apparent in the lyrics:
At My Front Door--The El Dorados
This was before the Internet. Today, you could nail that one down in a fraction of a second more than the time it would take to type the title.
At the time (mid 80s), I had a copy of the Rip Chords 45, so that was a easy call.
Googling “knock knocking” took me to the El Dorados almost as quickly.
Here’s a real treat. In youtube search put:
stevie wright live 1987
It will bring up every song from that particular live performance. Someone was kind enough to do a high quality rip from this DVD:
Watch them in the order as listed on the DVD, it’s better that way. Based on the size of the venue, it must have been a great show to see in person.