Topic: Australian Covers
A big hit in Australia in 1969 was "Dear Prudence" by Doug Parkinson In Focus. Some may say it is the equal, if not a better version than the Beatles. www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IBKOvyIll8
The following year in 1970 a band called Zoot had a hit with their version of "Eleanor Rigby" They completely turned the song on it's head. Features heart throb Rick Springfield guitarist, and Little River Band member Beeb Birtles. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_3IUASoqfM&feature=related
Both songs are on youtube.
Another cover is by 60's Aussie band called The Strangers they do a good cover of Paperback Writer. There is a clip of them on Youtube. John Farrar who wrote and produced for Olivia Newton John and the movie Grease is the guitarist at the back right.
Not technically a Beatles cover but The Twilights had a hit with their version of Bad Boy in 1966 it's on Youtube.
70-80's Little River Band front man Glenn Shorrock is The Twilights lead singer. www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTegdcbxc-c
Good Day Sunshine by former Seeker Athol Guy and Laurel Lea backed in the tv studio by The Twilights, also on Youtube.
Johnny Farnham had a huge hit with his arrangement of Help! in 1980. John Farnham's is the version Tina Turner copied. www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmdgkrG-QA4&NR=1
Posted: 2 years ago