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Formed in Sydney, Australia in 1969, Sherbet became an Antipodean pop phenomenon, dominating the Australian charts throughout the 70s and achieving massive success with the teenage and pre-teen audience. The band was comprised of musicians with experience in various ‘second division’ Sydney bands and utilized the UK influence of Slade and the Sweet. The band performed an impressive stage show, with a more than adequate vocalist in Daryl Braithwaite (11 January 1949, Melbourne, Australia) and a strong writing team in Garth Porter (keyboards/vocals) and Clive Shakespeare (b. 3 June 1957, Australia; guitar/vocals). The initial line-up was completed with Alan Sandow (b. 28 February 1958, Australia; drums) and Bruce Worrall (bass). The band’s management also worked overtime courting the media, arranging tours to every far-flung population centre in Australia, including many that had never had a pop or rock band visit before. The band achieved 10...

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