Little River Band

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": classic rock 70s rock soft rock australian Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Prior to the success of AC/DC, Air Supply, Men At Work and INXS, the Little River Band were probably Australia’s 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 band’s 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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