Prior to the success of AC/DC, Air Supply, Men At Work and INXS, the Little River Band were probably Australias most successful international rock band. Evolving out of Mississippi, who had previously spent much time working in London, former members Graham Goble (15 May 1947, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia; guitar), Beeb Birtles (b. Gerard Bertelkamp, 28 November 1948, Amsterdam, Netherlands; guitar) and Derek Pellicci (drums) persuaded seasoned vocalist Glenn Shorrock (b. 30 June 1944, Chatham, Kent, England), who had sung with the Twilights, Axiom and Esperanto, to join them in a new venture. With a name change to the Little River Band and the addition of bass player Roger McLachlan and guitarist Rick Formosa (the latter replacing Graham Davidge who played on the bands very first recording) the new line-up boasted years of experience and chose the US west coast harmony and guitar sound as their major influence. They had immediate success in...
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