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The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind-1966 (2:40min Video)
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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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: 1967; easybeats; music
Good song, innovative and crisp...Enjoy.....
1 posted on 01/25/2014 7:31:55 PM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

It’s Saturday...


2 posted on 01/25/2014 7:33:27 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: virgil283

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.


3 posted on 01/25/2014 7:45:12 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Paladin2

It’s absolutely insane. I got some personalized M&Ms and everything.


4 posted on 01/25/2014 7:45:14 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: virgil283

Thanks, sent me on a youtube memory binge.


5 posted on 01/25/2014 7:47:28 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: virgil283

Too many Justin Bieber hairdoos in one place for my liking.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 7:52:55 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: virgil283

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!


7 posted on 01/25/2014 7:54:02 PM PST by azsportsterman
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To: SamAdams76
Do you have Moose in your back yard?

Is your Sister visiting?

8 posted on 01/25/2014 7:58:37 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Well I'll tell you this...I went over to Frankie and Johnnies Steakhouse on 37th St and because we didn't have reservations, they were quite snotty and tossed us into the bar. After a couple shots of Macallans, we staggered on over to the Havana Central in Times Square where we had copious amounts of mojitos and seafood.

That was when we were suckered into paying $29.99 to have a cup full of personalized M&Ms. Absolutely insane.

9 posted on 01/25/2014 8:10:55 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Fridays and Saturdays are totally different days.


10 posted on 01/25/2014 8:14:31 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: virgil283

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvw1sRjzhC4


11 posted on 01/25/2014 8:23:01 PM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: SunkenCiv

Speaking of AC/DC, check out Bon Scott here with his band The Valentines.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ-45XG7n4k


12 posted on 01/25/2014 8:31:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ChildOfThe60s
performance of it by Stevie Wright in 1987.....Thanks ChildOfThe60s... I haven't seen it before...
13 posted on 01/25/2014 8:44:11 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: SamAdams76

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”.....


14 posted on 01/25/2014 8:49:19 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: azsportsterman
When I was a kid, a local radio station had a call-in question asking what ICBM meant;

I think that meant someone forgot to flush, juvenile I know but I couldn't resist.

15 posted on 01/25/2014 10:45:26 PM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: virgil283
The Easybeats...were the first Australian rock and roll act to score an international pop hit were the first Australian rock and roll act to score an international pop hit

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.

16 posted on 01/25/2014 11:04:18 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: virgil283
"Friday on My Mind" began "bubbling under" the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #131 on March 11, 1967, although it may have scored earlier in local markets. A few weeks later, it was in the top 20.

Here's another tune that charted about the same time:

Its a Happening Thing--The Peanut Butter Conspiracy

17 posted on 01/25/2014 11:21:03 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: dfwgator
Probably not the same Valentines:

The Woo Woo Train--The Valentines

18 posted on 01/25/2014 11:23:43 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: azsportsterman
When I was a kid, a local radio station had a call-in question asking what ICBM meant;

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.

19 posted on 01/25/2014 11:35:22 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: virgil283

I love Friday on my Mind great song...


20 posted on 01/26/2014 4:51:32 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: virgil283

http://www.1959bhsmustangs.com/VideoJukebox.htm#


21 posted on 01/26/2014 4:54:13 AM PST by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: azsportsterman

“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):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc6FmZCT0Zc

The prize was a $20 gift certificate at a used record store.


22 posted on 01/26/2014 5:00:06 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fiji Hill
"Rolf Harris made a huge score when his single Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport--".... That cracks me up...I haven't thought of tht song in years...Thanks.
23 posted on 01/26/2014 6:49:35 AM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Fresh Wind
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 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

24 posted on 01/26/2014 7:46:07 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

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.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 8:30:36 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: virgil283

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:

http://www.dvd.net.au/review.cgi?review_id=1933

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.


26 posted on 01/26/2014 11:11:36 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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