Billy Thorpe

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by Billy Thorpe

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William Richard Thorpe, 29 March 1946, Manchester, Lancashire, England, d. 28 February 2007, Sydney, Australia. Arriving in Sydney, via Brisbane, in 1964, Thorpe soon joined a band, the Aztecs, with whom he could perform at dances in Sydney, playing the new beat music coming from England. Following the success of their first single ‘Blue Day’ in Sydney, they recorded Leiber And Stoller’s ‘Poison Ivy’ after hearing the Rolling Stones’ version, and the song became an... Read more

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rock
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indie
aussie
australian
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