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Russell Morris

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by Russell Morris


As leader of the Melbourne pop group Somebody’s Image (1966-68), Morris came to the notice of Molly Meldrum, who soon became the group’s, and subsequently Morris’, manager. Meldrum produced Morris’ huge 1969 hit ‘The Real Thing’ which is regarded as the best psychedelic song of that era in Australia. The song featured a myriad of overdubs including snatches of speeches and ending, like one of its influences, with an atomic bomb exploding. Morris further developed... Read more