|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||60s classic rock australian psychedelic rock mod|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discography discogs lyrics lyrics wikidata wikipedia|
Formed in Sydney, Australia, in 1964, this beat group comprised Harry Vanda (Johannes Jacob Hendrickus Vandenberg, 22 March 1947, The Hague, the Netherlands; guitar), Dick Diamonde (b. Dingeman Van Der Sluys, 28 December 1947, Hilversum, the Netherlands; bass), Steve Wright (b. 20 December 1948, Leeds, Yorkshire, England; vocals), George Young (b. 6 November 1947, Glasgow, Scotland; guitar) and Gordon Snowy Fleet (b. 16 August 1946, Bootle, Lancashire, England; drums). Originally known as the Starfighters, they changed their name after the arrival of Fleet, who modelled their new style on that of the Liverpool beat groups of the period. After a series of hits in their homeland, including six number 1 singles, the group relocated to England in the summer of 1966 and were offered the opportunity to work with top pop producer Shel Talmy. The combination resulted in one of the all-time great beat group singles of the 60s: Friday On My Mind....