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What a great find! "Col Joye Sings Songs That Rocked The Stadium" The Stadium was the hub of Australian and overseas music legends of the 50's. Sydneysiders will remember most of these tracks;

Pretty Girls Everywhere, • Dreamy Eyes, • The Wonder Of You, • Half As Much, • Lover Doll, • Oh Yeah Uh Huh, • The Bluebird, The Buzzard and The Oriole, • Rockin' Rollin" Clementine, • Say Momma, • Rocky Road Blues, • Living Doll, Trouble

Very rare VINYL LP Record
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"Col Joye has hit Australia with an impact equalled by only a few world famous artists.The group started with Col Joye, Guitar and vocal: Kevin Jacobsen piano: John Bogie, drums. They played at parties, weddings, etc. and Col always brought the house down with a song.Col was working at a jewellery warehouse at the time a young fellow staff. His name was Dave Bridge, and he’d been playing guitar since his ninth birthday. Col decided to build the group up, so Dave joined, and then Laurie Erwin was added. Laurie played tenor sax. Next came a bass player Kevin Jacobsen.This was a fairly big group, so they had to get big jobs. They auditioned for a job in one of Sydney’s biggest hotel lounges and landed it. After two weeks in the lounge, the public were queueing up before opening time to get in.An Australian promoter heard of this and offered Col a spot on a show packed withAustralian and well known artists. Col and his group left the Hotel lounge for better things. Col recalls the lounge manager telling him he was a “dreamer”when said he said he was going to make records and perform.In the Tv world, col has emerged as a unique personality, his appearances resulting in a flood of fan mail that was previously unheard of .Col has literally stunned the public with his electrifyng performances Sydney Stadium, The mecca of entertainment in Australia, and since touring with Lee Gordon, he has proved to be world class.The songs presented in this album, represent Col Joye’s greatest Stadium successes. Each one has ‘brought the house down” and the stadium has been shaken by tumultuous applause that has greeted Col’s performances

This album has been produced to remind you of “The Songs That Rocked The Stadium”
I know I'll enjoy this album. There's some songs that I remember, that will no doubt bring back a flood of good memories and feelings and others that are new to me.
This is a real collector's piece.

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What a great find! “Col Joye Sings Songs That Rocked The Stadium” The Stadium was the hub of Australian and overseas music legends of the 50’s. Sydneysiders will remember most of these tracks;

Pretty Girls Everywhere, • Dreamy Eyes,The Wonder Of You, • Half As Much, • Lover Doll, • Oh Yeah Uh Huh, • The Bluebird, The Buzzard and The Oriole, • Rockin’ Rollin” Clementine, • Say Momma, • Rocky Road Blues, • Living Doll, Trouble


Very rare VINYL LP Record
$110 – SHOP NOW


“Col Joye has hit Australia with an impact equalled by only a few world famous artists.

The group started with Col Joye, Guitar and vocal: Kevin Jacobsen piano: John Bogie, drums. They played at parties, weddings, etc. and Col always brought the house down with a song.
Col was working at a jewellery warehouse at the time a young fellow staff. His name was Dave Bridge, and he’d been playing guitar since his ninth birthday. Col decided to build the group up, so Dave joined, and then Laurie Erwin was added. Laurie played tenor sax. Next came a bass player Kevin Jacobsen.
This was a fairly big group, so they had to get big jobs. They auditioned for a job in one of Sydney’s biggest hotel lounges and landed it. After two weeks in the lounge, the public were queueing up before opening time to get in.
An Australian promoter heard of this and offered Col a spot on a show packed withAustralian and well known artists. Col and his group left the Hotel lounge for better things. Col recalls the lounge manager telling him he was a “dreamer”when said he said he was going to make records and perform.
In the Tv world, col has emerged as a unique personality, his appearances resulting in a flood of fan mail that was previously unheard of .
Col has literally stunned the public with his electrifyng performances Sydney Stadium, The mecca of entertainment in Australia, and since touring with Lee Gordon, he has proved to be world class.
The songs presented in this album, represent Col Joye’s greatest Stadium successes. Each one has ‘brought the house down” and the stadium has been shaken by tumultuous applause that has greeted Col’s performances


This album has been produced to remind you of “The Songs That Rocked The Stadium”
I know I’ll enjoy this album. There’s some songs that I remember, that will no doubt bring back a flood of good memories and feelings and others that are new to me.
This is a real collector’s piece.

The covers are presented here in high resolution so that photographs are clear and copy is legible. If you wish to download these images FREE, a link is provided beneath each image.

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COL JOYE AND THE JOY BOYS "Rhythm "n" Blues Session" (LP Cover In Detail). http://midibank.com/col-joye-and-the-joy-boys-rhythm-n-blues-session-lp-cover-in-detail/ http://midibank.com/col-joye-and-the-joy-boys-rhythm-n-blues-session-lp-cover-in-detail/#respond Sun, 01 Oct 2017 07:36:43 +0000 http://midibank.com/col-joye-and-the-joy-boys-rhythm-n-blues-session-lp-cover-in-detail/
Col Joye's Rhythm 'n' Blues SessionJust arrived at OzVinyl - Rare OZ Vinyl LP released in 1965 on the Blue & Silver Festival Label. Cat.FL31672.



This LP is in MONO. Features Col Joye with the Joy Boys and one track as a duet with Judy Stone.
Col Joye's Rhythm & Blues Session
$110 SHOP NOWTracks: Down the line, Can your monkey do the dog, Evil hearted man, Hey baby, Endless sleep, Melbourne city (Kansas city), That's really some good (Col Joye & Judy Stone), School day, I almost lost my mind, My babe, Trouble in mind, Reelin' and Rockin'
Col Joye, recorded this Festival LP package “Rhythm and Blues Session” prior his tour of Japan with his group The Joy Boys. He was touring with other Festival recording stars including Judy Stone. The album which includes “Evil Hearted Man” and “I Almost Lost My Mind” shows Col Joye in a new role. It presents him as a hard-driving R & B singer. Selected songs from the album were presented nationally on the Channel nine network as a Bandstand Spectacular, compered by Brian Henderson.






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Col Joye’s Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Session
Just arrived at OzVinyl – Rare OZ Vinyl LP released in 1965 on the Blue & Silver Festival Label. Cat.FL31672.

This LP is in MONO. Features Col Joye with the Joy Boys and one track as a duet with Judy Stone.


Col Joye’s Rhythm & Blues Session
$110 SHOP NOW
Tracks: Down the line, Can your monkey do the dog, Evil hearted man, Hey baby, Endless sleep, Melbourne city (Kansas city), That’s really some good (Col Joye & Judy Stone), School day, I almost lost my mind, My babe, Trouble in mind, Reelin’ and Rockin’

Col Joye, recorded this Festival LP package “Rhythm and Blues Session” prior his tour of Japan with his group The Joy Boys. He was touring with other Festival recording stars including Judy Stone. The album which includes “Evil Hearted Man” and “I Almost Lost My Mind” shows Col Joye in a new role. It presents him as a hard-driving R & B singer. Selected songs from the album were presented nationally on the Channel nine network as a Bandstand Spectacular, compered by Brian Henderson.

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Australia’s Elvis Presley, BARRY STANTON. "A Tribute To The King" LP Cover In Detail. http://midibank.com/australias-elvis-presley-barry-stanton-a-tribute-to-the-king-lp-cover-in-detail/ http://midibank.com/australias-elvis-presley-barry-stanton-a-tribute-to-the-king-lp-cover-in-detail/#respond Fri, 29 Sep 2017 05:58:29 +0000 http://midibank.com/australias-elvis-presley-barry-stanton-a-tribute-to-the-king-lp-cover-in-detail/

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Australia's Elvis Presley,
BARRY STANTON.
"A Tribute To The King"

"Barry Stanton stands proud in the history of Australian Rock 'N Roll, alongside legendary names like Johnny O'Keefe, Col Joye, Johnny Devlin and Lonnie Lee. The amazing fact is that he staked a claim with only 8 singles released over 5 years (1960 - 1965).
Like a lot of his fellow performers, it did not earn him the riches he deserved, nor the respect that should have come from the industry"
- source: back cover

"He's my most remarkable discovery. I think he has enormous potential - potential second to none. And I'm not joking"
JOHNNY O'KEEFE


The covers are presented here in high resolution so that photographs are clear and copy is legible. If you wish to download these images, a link is provided beneath each image.
If You wish to purchase a copy of this album, follow this link: SHOP HERE


Back cover and inside spread both feature rarely seen photographs interesting stories. Please click to enlarge or download FREE hi resolution images to keep.

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Australia’s Elvis Presley,
BARRY STANTON.
“A Tribute To The King”

“Barry Stanton stands proud in the history of Australian Rock ‘N Roll, alongside legendary names like Johnny O’Keefe, Col Joye, Johnny Devlin and Lonnie Lee. The amazing fact is that he staked a claim with only 8 singles released over 5 years (1960 – 1965).
Like a lot of his fellow performers, it did not earn him the riches he deserved, nor the respect that should have come from the industry”
– source: back cover

“He’s my most remarkable discovery. I think he has enormous potential – potential second to none. And I’m not joking”
JOHNNY O’KEEFE


The covers are presented here in high resolution so that photographs are clear and copy is legible. If you wish to download these images, a link is provided beneath each image.
If You wish to purchase a copy of this album, follow this link: SHOP HERE


Back cover and inside spread both feature rarely seen photographs interesting stories. Please click to enlarge or download FREE hi resolution images to keep.

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Elvis Presley was an influence on Barry Stanton and many other Australian vocalists of the sixties.
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Ray Brown and The Whispers "Miles Of Hits" (LP Cover In Detail). http://midibank.com/ray-brown-and-the-whispers-miles-of-hits-lp-cover-in-detail/ http://midibank.com/ray-brown-and-the-whispers-miles-of-hits-lp-cover-in-detail/#respond Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:03:29 +0000 http://midibank.com/ray-brown-and-the-whispers-miles-of-hits-lp-cover-in-detail/

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"Miles Of Hits"

This LP is Volume Seven in a series initiated by Festival Records to enable the re-issue of a wide range of Australia's recorded cultural heritage, much of which has been unavailable for decades.

Also in this series: Vol 1, Noeleen Batley, Vol 2, Dig Richards. Vol 3, Rob E.G. Vol 4, Warren Williams. Vol 5, The De Kroo Brothers. Vol 6, Ray Hoff and The Offbeats. Vol 8, Johnny Young and Kompany. Vol 9, Marty Rhone and Soul Agents. Vol 10, Ross D. Wyllie.

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The notation on the back cover is as follows
"Ray Brown and The Whispers became the resident act at Sydney’s Surf City and The Beach House late in 1964, gradually replacing Billie Thorpe and The Aztecs who were following their growing success. On Fridays and Saturday nights, an audience of 2000 was common. The Whispers were established as an instrumental group (The Nocrturnes) and had recorded two singles before Ray Brown joined them. The new Mersey sound inspired the Whispers, like the Aztecs and The Blue Jays to find a vocalist and in Ray Brown they had found a good one.
Signed by manager John Harrigan to The Leedon Label, the group revived Chubby Checker’s “20 Miles” for a debut single in 1965, and immediately became the hottest beat sensation in the land.Brown’s boyish appeal thrust him alongside Normie Rowe and Stevie Wright and the group became so popular that during a Queensland tour, towns enjoyed a public holiday to celebrate their visit.“Pride” an obscure Billy J Kramer track became their second number one hit in April 1965, followed by “Fool fool fool” in July. However it was the flip side, which displayed the group at its’ best. “Go To Him’, “Pride” and “Ain’t It Strange” feature some of the most exciting and innovative guitar sounds to come out of Australia in the 60’s. Queenslander Al Jackson cleverly used the “tiled” sound of Festival’s two track studio to create a truly remarkable effect under producer Bill Shepherd (later orchestra condutor for the Bee Gees in England). As Ray Brown and The Whispers became more musically adventurous, the hits began to slow. Their fourth release, a fine cover of Wilson Pickett’s “ In The Midnight Hour” (featuring Bob Birtles and Tony Buchanan on brass) hit number two, but from then it was downhill, as far as the charts were concerned. On record it was getting rather interesting. One track “Too Late To Come Home”, featured the Bee Gees on backing vocals, While four tracks on “The Same Old Song” Album were backed by Max Merritt’s Meteors.Ray and The Whispers, (Pat Jeffrey, John Manners, Laurie Barclay and Al Jackson, displayed consistently good taste in the selection of material, and rarely turned in less than a competent version of the many Rock ’n Roll standardsthey recorded during a studio blitz that resulted in 9 singles, 10 EP’s and 5 albums in a little over 2 years.

The original Whispers split from Ray and re-joined Bobby Thomas. Brown worked with a new “Whispers” led by Ron Peel, who had just departed “The Pleazers”. With no real success, he headed of the USA in 1967 to record an album “Just Ray Brown under producer David Exelrod, which failed to connect with radio or the public. Undeterred Ray resurfaced in 1970 as the leader of a country rock band “Moonstone”, and impressed with the album “Mad House”. A year later he was fronting “One Ton Gypsy, a rambling Octet which also included Alison McCallum, Graham Lowndes and Laurie Pryor. After a 1973 single on Mushroom, “Steel Guitar / Covered Wagon, Ray slipped from sight though he toured occasionally as Ray Brown and The whispers during the “80’s to strong audience response."

Wilson Pickett was an influence on Ray Brown and many other Australian vocalists of the sixties.













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RAY BROWN AND THE WHISPERS.
“Miles Of Hits”

This LP is Volume Seven in a series initiated by Festival Records to enable the re-issue of a wide range of Australia’s recorded cultural heritage, much of which has been unavailable for decades.

Also in this series: Vol 1, Noeleen Batley, Vol 2, Dig Richards. Vol 3, Rob E.G. Vol 4, Warren Williams. Vol 5, The De Kroo Brothers. Vol 6, Ray Hoff and The Offbeats. Vol 8, Johnny Young and Kompany. Vol 9, Marty Rhone and Soul Agents. Vol 10, Ross D. Wyllie.

The covers are presented here in high resolution so that photographs are clear and copy is legible. If you wish to download these images, a link is provided beneath each image.
If You wish to purchase a copy of this album, follow this link: SHOP NOW.

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The notation on the back cover is as follows
“Ray Brown and The Whispers became the resident act at Sydney’s Surf City and The Beach House late in 1964, gradually replacing Billie Thorpe and The Aztecs who were following their growing success. On Fridays and Saturday nights, an audience of 2000 was common. The Whispers were established as an instrumental group (The Nocrturnes) and had recorded two singles before Ray Brown joined them. The new Mersey sound inspired the Whispers, like the Aztecs and The Blue Jays to find a vocalist and in Ray Brown they had found a good one.
Signed by manager John Harrigan to The Leedon Label, the group revived Chubby Checker’s “20 Miles” for a debut single in 1965, and immediately became the hottest beat sensation in the land.

Brown’s boyish appeal thrust him alongside Normie Rowe and Stevie Wright and the group became so popular that during a Queensland tour, towns enjoyed a public holiday to celebrate their visit.
“Pride” an obscure Billy J Kramer track became their second number one hit in April 1965, followed by “Fool fool fool” in July. However it was the flip side, which displayed the group at its’ best. “Go To Him’, “Pride” and “Ain’t It Strange” feature some of the most exciting and innovative guitar sounds to come out of Australia in the 60’s. Queenslander Al Jackson cleverly used the “tiled” sound of Festival’s two track studio to create a truly remarkable effect under producer Bill Shepherd (later orchestra condutor for the Bee Gees in England). As Ray Brown and The Whispers became more musically adventurous, the hits began to slow. Their fourth release, a fine cover of Wilson Pickett’s “ In The Midnight Hour” (featuring Bob Birtles and Tony Buchanan on brass) hit number two, but from then it was downhill, as far as the charts were concerned. On record it was getting rather interesting. One track “Too Late To Come Home”, featured the Bee Gees on backing vocals, While four tracks on “The Same Old Song” Album were backed by Max Merritt’s Meteors.
Ray and The Whispers, (Pat Jeffrey, John Manners, Laurie Barclay and Al Jackson, displayed consistently good taste in the selection of material, and rarely turned in less than a competent version of the many Rock ’n Roll standardsthey recorded during a studio blitz that resulted in 9 singles, 10 EP’s and 5 albums in a little over 2 years.


The original Whispers split from Ray and re-joined Bobby Thomas. Brown worked with a new “Whispers” led by Ron Peel, who had just departed “The Pleazers”. With no real success, he headed of the USA in 1967 to record an album “Just Ray Brown under producer David Exelrod, which failed to connect with radio or the public. Undeterred Ray resurfaced in 1970 as the leader of a country rock band “Moonstone”, and impressed with the album “Mad House”. A year later he was fronting “One Ton Gypsy, a rambling Octet which also included Alison McCallum, Graham Lowndes and Laurie Pryor. After a 1973 single on Mushroom, “Steel Guitar / Covered Wagon, Ray slipped from sight though he toured occasionally as Ray Brown and The whispers during the “80’s to strong audience response.”

Wilson Pickett was an influence on Ray Brown and many other Australian vocalists of the sixties.

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Hear Col Joye in a new role, as a hard driving R & B Singer. http://midibank.com/hear-col-joye-in-a-new-role-as-a-hard-driving-r-b-singer/ http://midibank.com/hear-col-joye-in-a-new-role-as-a-hard-driving-r-b-singer/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:46:13 +0000 http://midibank.com/hear-col-joye-in-a-new-role-as-a-hard-driving-r-b-singer/
Col Joye's Rhythm 'n' Blues SessionJust arrived at OzVinyl - Rare OZ Vinyl LP released in 1965 on the Blue & Silver Festival Label. Cat.FL31672. This LP is in MONO. Features Col Joye with the Joy Boys and one track as a duet with Judy Stone.
Col Joye's Rhythm & Blues Session
$110 SHOP NOWTracks: Down the line, Can your monkey do the dog, Evil hearted man, Hey baby, Endless sleep, Melbourne city (Kansas city), That's really some good (Col Joye & Judy Stone), School day, I almost lost my mind, My babe, Trouble in mind, Reelin' and Rockin'
Col Joye, recorded this Festival LP package “Rhythm and Blues Session” prior his tour of Japan with his group The Joy Boys. He was touring with other Festival recording stars including Judy Stone. The album which includes “Evil Hearted Man” and “I Almost Lost My Mind” shows Col Joye in a new role. It presents him as a hard-driving R & B singer. Selected songs from the album were presented nationally on the Channel nine network as a Bandstand Spectacular, compered by Brian Henderson.



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Col Joye’s Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Session
Just arrived at OzVinyl – Rare OZ Vinyl LP released in 1965 on the Blue & Silver Festival Label. Cat.FL31672. This LP is in MONO. Features Col Joye with the Joy Boys and one track as a duet with Judy Stone.

Col Joye’s Rhythm & Blues Session
$110 SHOP NOW
Tracks: Down the line, Can your monkey do the dog, Evil hearted man, Hey baby, Endless sleep, Melbourne city (Kansas city), That’s really some good (Col Joye & Judy Stone), School day, I almost lost my mind, My babe, Trouble in mind, Reelin’ and Rockin’

Col Joye, recorded this Festival LP package “Rhythm and Blues Session” prior his tour of Japan with his group The Joy Boys. He was touring with other Festival recording stars including Judy Stone. The album which includes “Evil Hearted Man” and “I Almost Lost My Mind” shows Col Joye in a new role. It presents him as a hard-driving R & B singer. Selected songs from the album were presented nationally on the Channel nine network as a Bandstand Spectacular, compered by Brian Henderson.

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Rare Normie Rowe Vinyl http://midibank.com/rare-normie-rowe-vinyl/ http://midibank.com/rare-normie-rowe-vinyl/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 01:35:43 +0000 http://midibank.com/rare-normie-rowe-vinyl/ BUT I KNOW
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Normie Rowe had already sung in the local church choir and performed in a high school band when at the age of 14 he appeared at his music school’s concert and was spotted by the concert’s compere, prominent Melbourne radio personality Stan Rofe. Impressed, Stan made the appropriate introductions to dance promoters.
By the time he released his first single Normie already had several years of experience behind him, in the traditional dance circuit where (as in the Big Band era) several featured singers stepped up to perform in front of the house band.

The Beatles era changed all that, but Normie had served his apprenticeship that way. At the same time, he was one of the first Melbourne entertainers with the ‘long hair’ of the new Beatles-influenced music era. Famously, Normie had to choose between his hair and his job with the PMG (now Telstra). He chose his hair and singing.
Sunshine Records, offered him his big chance. The first single, on a suggestion from mentor Stan Rofe was a version of the ‘Porgie And Bess’ stage musical song ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’.

Rofe had heard an updated version on a Searchers’ album from England. In Normie Rowe’s hands it drove a wedge right through the generation gap. Not only was he long-haired, he was suggesting that “the things read in the Bible” weren’t necessarily true. Controversy! The fact that the song came from an established musical meant it couldn't be dismissed out of hand. It became a top ten hit. For his second single,

Normie dived into Stan Rofe’s vast record collection and came up with Ben E King’s ‘I Who Have Nothing’, another top ten. The third single took the nation by storm. On one side the pop singer revived and energized Doris Day’s ‘Que Sera Sera’; on the other side he recorded English rock’s only pre-Beatles classic, ‘Shakin All Over’. Both sides received massive airplay and carried the single to No.1 nationally, accompanied by the constant “Normie Rowe riot” headlines generated by the singer’s live performances.

The head of Sunshine records, Ivan Dayman, also Normie’s manager, ran a long-established string of national venues. He knew the art of promotion. Legend has it that the security guards hired to protect Normie from his enthusiastic fans were also under instructions to trip the singer or push him off stage into the arms of his fans, ensuring those “riots”. Venues were also crowded beyond capacity, resulting in fans fainting from more than Normie Rowe worship. However it happened, it all made for great pictures and headlines in the newspapers. The hits kept coming. Normie Rowe and his group The Playboys became the star attraction of the Sunshine tours, which criss-crossed the eastern coast of Australia, Normie on a bus with all the rivals for his crown as Australia’s No.1 King Of Pop – Tony Worsley, Mike Furber – anxious to upstage him.
In September 1966 Normie travelled to England, where he recorded many tracks, including the hit single ‘Ooh La la’, another big hit for him at home, and making it into the British Top Thirty. He promoted his second English single ‘It’s Not Easy’ touring with Gene Pitney and the Troggs, and toured America with Roy Orbison. The later singles ‘Ooh La La’ and ‘Going Home’ also made a Top Thirty impact in the UK.
By now the Beatles and world music had gone from mop tops to Sgt. Pepper and Normie was edging ever closer to international stardom when the biggest challenge to his career came at the hands of the Australian Government.

The nation was involved in the Vietnam War, and 20 year olds were liable for conscription into the military. Normie Rowe's name came up in first 1968 intake. Most conscripts were selected by a ballot of birthday dates but Normie would find out much later, that his birthday was not one of those that was drawn out. It has been suggested by many, that Normie had been conscripted because of who he was.
He served time in Vietnam, and was one of the lucky ones to return. But those two years away from his fans cost him dearly. Australia had a new King Of Pop in Johnny Farnham.

Normie scored his last hit of that era in May 1970 just after his release from the Army. However his “pop star” era had ended and he then moved into the wonderful training ground of the NSW Clubs circuit. Throughout this period, he constantly worked with big bands and the masters, Ricky May, J OK, Col Joye etc.

In 1975 he recorded his next album “Out of the Norm” which included the hit Elizabeth. He continued to perform and record sporadically.

Normie continues a hectic schedule of live performances and has added an “Unplugged” show “An Audience With Normie Rowe” to his repertoire of performance modes and in 2006,

2007/8 saw the release of a collection of Normie's recorded works detailing chronologically his recording career form 1965 to the current day.
In 2009 Normie joined The Governor General, and Sir Jack and Lady Margaret Brabham as National Patrons of Kidney Health Australia (Formerly The Kidney Foundation)

Normie continues to record with a 7 track Extended Play CD becoming available late 2010.
He is also well sought after on the major luxury cruise ships plying the waters of the South Pacific Asia Europe and the United States.








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Normie Rowe had already sung in the local church choir and performed in a high school band when at the age of 14 he appeared at his music school’s concert and was spotted by the concert’s compere, prominent Melbourne radio personality Stan Rofe. Impressed, Stan made the appropriate introductions to dance promoters.
By the time he released his first single Normie already had several years of experience behind him, in the traditional dance circuit where (as in the Big Band era) several featured singers stepped up to perform in front of the house band.

The Beatles era changed all that, but Normie had served his apprenticeship that way. At the same time, he was one of the first Melbourne entertainers with the ‘long hair’ of the new Beatles-influenced music era. Famously, Normie had to choose between his hair and his job with the PMG (now Telstra). He chose his hair and singing.
Sunshine Records, offered him his big chance. The first single, on a suggestion from mentor Stan Rofe was a version of the ‘Porgie And Bess’ stage musical song ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’.

Rofe had heard an updated version on a Searchers’ album from England. In Normie Rowe’s hands it drove a wedge right through the generation gap. Not only was he long-haired, he was suggesting that “the things read in the Bible” weren’t necessarily true. Controversy! The fact that the song came from an established musical meant it couldn’t be dismissed out of hand. It became a top ten hit. For his second single,

Normie dived into Stan Rofe’s vast record collection and came up with Ben E King’s ‘I Who Have Nothing’, another top ten. The third single took the nation by storm. On one side the pop singer revived and energized Doris Day’s ‘Que Sera Sera’; on the other side he recorded English rock’s only pre-Beatles classic, ‘Shakin All Over’. Both sides received massive airplay and carried the single to No.1 nationally, accompanied by the constant “Normie Rowe riot” headlines generated by the singer’s live performances.

The head of Sunshine records, Ivan Dayman, also Normie’s manager, ran a long-established string of national venues. He knew the art of promotion. Legend has it that the security guards hired to protect Normie from his enthusiastic fans were also under instructions to trip the singer or push him off stage into the arms of his fans, ensuring those “riots”. Venues were also crowded beyond capacity, resulting in fans fainting from more than Normie Rowe worship. However it happened, it all made for great pictures and headlines in the newspapers. The hits kept coming. Normie Rowe and his group The Playboys became the star attraction of the Sunshine tours, which criss-crossed the eastern coast of Australia, Normie on a bus with all the rivals for his crown as Australia’s No.1 King Of Pop – Tony Worsley, Mike Furber – anxious to upstage him.
In September 1966 Normie travelled to England, where he recorded many tracks, including the hit single ‘Ooh La la’, another big hit for him at home, and making it into the British Top Thirty. He promoted his second English single ‘It’s Not Easy’ touring with Gene Pitney and the Troggs, and toured America with Roy Orbison. The later singles ‘Ooh La La’ and ‘Going Home’ also made a Top Thirty impact in the UK.
By now the Beatles and world music had gone from mop tops to Sgt. Pepper and Normie was edging ever closer to international stardom when the biggest challenge to his career came at the hands of the Australian Government.

The nation was involved in the Vietnam War, and 20 year olds were liable for conscription into the military. Normie Rowe’s name came up in first 1968 intake. Most conscripts were selected by a ballot of birthday dates but Normie would find out much later, that his birthday was not one of those that was drawn out. It has been suggested by many, that Normie had been conscripted because of who he was.
He served time in Vietnam, and was one of the lucky ones to return. But those two years away from his fans cost him dearly. Australia had a new King Of Pop in Johnny Farnham.

Normie scored his last hit of that era in May 1970 just after his release from the Army. However his “pop star” era had ended and he then moved into the wonderful training ground of the NSW Clubs circuit. Throughout this period, he constantly worked with big bands and the masters, Ricky May, J OK, Col Joye etc.

In 1975 he recorded his next album “Out of the Norm” which included the hit Elizabeth. He continued to perform and record sporadically.

Normie continues a hectic schedule of live performances and has added an “Unplugged” show “An Audience With Normie Rowe” to his repertoire of performance modes and in 2006,

2007/8 saw the release of a collection of Normie’s recorded works detailing chronologically his recording career form 1965 to the current day.
In 2009 Normie joined The Governor General, and Sir Jack and Lady Margaret Brabham as National Patrons of Kidney Health Australia (Formerly The Kidney Foundation)

Normie continues to record with a 7 track Extended Play CD becoming available late 2010.
He is also well sought after on the major luxury cruise ships plying the waters of the South Pacific Asia Europe and the United States.


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Col Joye Sings Songs That Rocked The Stadium. http://midibank.com/col-joye-sings-songs-that-rocked-the-stadium/ http://midibank.com/col-joye-sings-songs-that-rocked-the-stadium/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 01:35:42 +0000 http://midibank.com/col-joye-sings-songs-that-rocked-the-stadium/
What a great find! "Col Joye Sings Songs That Rocked The Stadium" The Stadium was the hub of Australian and overseas music legends of the 50's. Sydneysiders will remember most of these tracks;

Pretty Girls Everywhere, • Dreamy Eyes, • The Wonder Of You, • Half As Much, • Lover Doll, • Oh Yeah Uh Huh, • The Bluebird, The Buzzard and The Oriole, • Rockin' Rollin" Clementine, • Say Momma, • Rocky Road Blues, • Living Doll, Trouble

Very rare VINYL LP Record
$110 - SHOP NOW

"Col Joye has hit Australia with an impact equalled by only a few world famous artists.The group started with Col Joye, Guitar and vocal: Kevin Jacobsen piano: John Bogie, drums. They played at parties, weddings, etc. and Col always brought the house down with a song.Col was working at a jewellery warehouse at the time a young fellow staff. His name was Dave Bridge, and he’d been playing guitar since his ninth birthday. Col decided to build the group up, so Dave joined, and then Laurie Erwin was added. Laurie played tenor sax. Next came a bass player Kevin Jacobsen.This was a fairly big group, so they had to get big jobs. They auditioned for a job in one of Sydney’s biggest hotel lounges and landed it. After two weeks in the lounge, the public were queueing up before opening time to get in.An Australian promoter heard of this and offered Col a spot on a show packed withAustralian and well known artists. Col and his group left the Hotel lounge for better things. Col recalls the lounge manager telling him he was a “dreamer”when said he said he was going to make records and perform.In the Tv world, col has emerged as a unique personality, his appearances resulting in a flood of fan mail that was previously unheard of .Col has literally stunned the public with his electrifyng performances Sydney Stadium, The mecca of entertainment in Australia, and since touring with Lee Gordon, he has proved to be world class.The songs presented in this album, represent Col Joye’s greatest Stadium successes. Each one has ‘brought the house down” and the stadium has been shaken by tumultuous applause that has greeted Col’s performances

This album has been produced to remind you of “The Songs That Rocked The Stadium”
I know I'll enjoy this album. There's some songs that I remember, that will no doubt bring back a flood of good memories and feelings and others that are new to me.
This is a real collector's piece.]]>

What a great find! “Col Joye Sings Songs That Rocked The Stadium” The Stadium was the hub of Australian and overseas music legends of the 50’s. Sydneysiders will remember most of these tracks;

Pretty Girls Everywhere, • Dreamy Eyes,The Wonder Of You, • Half As Much, • Lover Doll, • Oh Yeah Uh Huh, • The Bluebird, The Buzzard and The Oriole, • Rockin’ Rollin” Clementine, • Say Momma, • Rocky Road Blues, • Living Doll, Trouble


Very rare VINYL LP Record
$110 – SHOP NOW

“Col Joye has hit Australia with an impact equalled by only a few world famous artists.

The group started with Col Joye, Guitar and vocal: Kevin Jacobsen piano: John Bogie, drums. They played at parties, weddings, etc. and Col always brought the house down with a song.
Col was working at a jewellery warehouse at the time a young fellow staff. His name was Dave Bridge, and he’d been playing guitar since his ninth birthday. Col decided to build the group up, so Dave joined, and then Laurie Erwin was added. Laurie played tenor sax. Next came a bass player Kevin Jacobsen.
This was a fairly big group, so they had to get big jobs. They auditioned for a job in one of Sydney’s biggest hotel lounges and landed it. After two weeks in the lounge, the public were queueing up before opening time to get in.
An Australian promoter heard of this and offered Col a spot on a show packed withAustralian and well known artists. Col and his group left the Hotel lounge for better things. Col recalls the lounge manager telling him he was a “dreamer”when said he said he was going to make records and perform.
In the Tv world, col has emerged as a unique personality, his appearances resulting in a flood of fan mail that was previously unheard of .
Col has literally stunned the public with his electrifyng performances Sydney Stadium, The mecca of entertainment in Australia, and since touring with Lee Gordon, he has proved to be world class.
The songs presented in this album, represent Col Joye’s greatest Stadium successes. Each one has ‘brought the house down” and the stadium has been shaken by tumultuous applause that has greeted Col’s performances


This album has been produced to remind you of “The Songs That Rocked The Stadium”
I know I’ll enjoy this album. There’s some songs that I remember, that will no doubt bring back a flood of good memories and feelings and others that are new to me.
This is a real collector’s piece.
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BeeGees brand new vinyl comes at a big price! http://midibank.com/beegees-brand-new-vinyl-comes-at-a-big-price/ http://midibank.com/beegees-brand-new-vinyl-comes-at-a-big-price/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 01:35:40 +0000 http://midibank.com/beegees-brand-new-vinyl-comes-at-a-big-price/
Here are six amazing BeeGees albums available at Amazon. What amazed me was the price of a new "Storytellers album! ($199.88) Although you can still get a good used version for under $10.
Take a look for yourself.














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Here are six amazing BeeGees albums available at Amazon. What amazed me was the price of a new “Storytellers album! ($199.88) Although you can still get a good used version for under $10.

Take a look for yourself.

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Bulletproof. Brian Cadd and The Bootleg Family Band. His first solo album in a decade. http://midibank.com/bulletproof-brian-cadd-and-the-bootleg-family-band-his-first-solo-album-in-a-decade/ http://midibank.com/bulletproof-brian-cadd-and-the-bootleg-family-band-his-first-solo-album-in-a-decade/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 01:35:39 +0000 http://midibank.com/bulletproof-brian-cadd-and-the-bootleg-family-band-his-first-solo-album-in-a-decade/


BULLETPROOF
CD
SHOP NOW Brian Cadd made a triumphant return to the airwaves with his first solo album in a decade – 'Bulletproof!', released November 2016.

Revisiting the 1970s rock n roll sounds of The Bootleg Family Band, Bulletproof is a powerful album that will transport listeners back to their live shows. Whether you are a fan of Brian's early work with Axiom, his acclaimed hits Ginger Man, Let Go, and Little Ray of Sunshine, or his work as a songwriter for the likes of Joe Cocker, Cilla Black and John Farnham, there is something on this album for everyone.


In 1972, Australian songwriting Brian Cadd and Ron Tudor created a band of Melbourne’s most seasoned musicians and anointed them The Bootleg Family Band. The group scored a couple of Top 10 hits in Australia with covers of Loggins and Messina’s "Your Mama Don't Dance" and Betty Everett’s "The Shoop Shoop Song". The band was renamed when Brian Cadd left for the United States in 1975 to pursue his solo career.1 The idea to record an album first began in 2013, but it took 3 years to record. “It was mostly about getting back together with the actual Bootleg Family Band again, we decided to go into the studio for a few days and see what happened. The original vibe returned almost immediately and it was just like 40 years ago, Coxy still telling the same jokes he told back in 1973. It was funny and lovely.” Brian said on the decision to reunite, record and tour.2 The album celebrates a collection of previously unreleased songs Cadd had stored away, some that he had penned for and were previously recorded by other performers, and songs which were crafted in a studio. Cadd said “Most songwriters have a couple of songs that they’ve written for other artists that they’ve always felt they would have loved to have a go at themselves. As a solo artist I have always been expected to do ballads and story songs. Deep down where I live, it’s all rock n roll.” The album is described as "a powerful, rollicking, rock n roll album that will transport listeners back to the live show sounds of Brian Cadd with his famous Bootleg Family Band."3 2016 is also a celebration of Cadd's 50th year in the music business and 70th birthday.



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BULLETPROOF
CD
SHOP NOW

Brian Cadd made a triumphant return to the airwaves with his first solo album in a decade – ‘Bulletproof!’, released November 2016.

Revisiting the 1970s rock n roll sounds of The Bootleg Family Band, Bulletproof is a powerful album that will transport listeners back to their live shows.

    Whether you are a fan of Brian’s early work with Axiom, his acclaimed hits Ginger Man, Let Go, and Little Ray of Sunshine, or his work as a songwriter for the likes of Joe Cocker, Cilla Black and John Farnham, there is something on this album for everyone.


    In 1972, Australian songwriting Brian Cadd and Ron Tudor created a band of Melbourne’s most seasoned musicians and anointed them The Bootleg Family Band. The group scored a couple of Top 10 hits in Australia with covers of Loggins and Messina’s “Your Mama Don’t Dance” and Betty Everett’s “The Shoop Shoop Song”. The band was renamed when Brian Cadd left for the United States in 1975 to pursue his solo career.1 The idea to record an album first began in 2013, but it took 3 years to record. “It was mostly about getting back together with the actual Bootleg Family Band again, we decided to go into the studio for a few days and see what happened. The original vibe returned almost immediately and it was just like 40 years ago, Coxy still telling the same jokes he told back in 1973. It was funny and lovely.” Brian said on the decision to reunite, record and tour.2 The album celebrates a collection of previously unreleased songs Cadd had stored away, some that he had penned for and were previously recorded by other performers, and songs which were crafted in a studio. Cadd said “Most songwriters have a couple of songs that they’ve written for other artists that they’ve always felt they would have loved to have a go at themselves. As a solo artist I have always been expected to do ballads and story songs. Deep down where I live, it’s all rock n roll.” The album is described as “a powerful, rollicking, rock n roll album that will transport listeners back to the live show sounds of Brian Cadd with his famous Bootleg Family Band.”3 2016 is also a celebration of Cadd’s 50th year in the music business and 70th birthday.
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Tina Arena to play Evita at Sydneys Opera House http://midibank.com/tina-arena-to-play-evita-at-sydneys-opera-house/ http://midibank.com/tina-arena-to-play-evita-at-sydneys-opera-house/#respond Wed, 30 Aug 2017 01:35:36 +0000 http://midibank.com/tina-arena-to-play-evita-at-sydneys-opera-house/ "Don't Cry For Me Tiny Tina"
"Tiny" Tina Arena, one of Australia's most successful and enduring stars will take on the role of Eva Peron in Evita at the Sydney Opera House in September next year.
Tina, has a string of hit albums and singles and successful tours to her name, and will play the Argentinian political leader in the Andrew Lloyd Webber show.
She appeared as Sally Bowles in Cabaret in Sydney in 2002, and now feels the time is right to tackle the Eva Peron role.
The show follows Peron's life through her political life as the first lady of Argentina to her death at just 33.
The Sydney Opera House season is the only city to be announced so far, however a tour will likely follow as with other Opera Australia musical collaborations with theatrical impresario John Frost.


Tickets for the show go on sale on August 31 through evitathemusical.com.au.















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“Don’t Cry For Me Tiny Tina”
“Tiny” Tina Arena, one of Australia’s most successful and enduring stars will take on the role of Eva Peron in Evita at the Sydney Opera House in September next year.
Tina, has a string of hit albums and singles and successful tours to her name, and will play the Argentinian political leader in the Andrew Lloyd Webber show.
She appeared as Sally Bowles in Cabaret in Sydney in 2002, and now feels the time is right to tackle the Eva Peron role.
The show follows Peron’s life through her political life as the first lady of Argentina to her death at just 33.
The Sydney Opera House season is the only city to be announced so far, however a tour will likely follow as with other Opera Australia musical collaborations with theatrical impresario John Frost.

Tickets for the show go on sale on August 31 through evitathemusical.com.au.
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