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Sydney, Australia (1964 – 1969)

The Easybeats were a rock and roll band in the 1960s from Australia. They formed in Sydney in late 1964 and split at the end of 1969. They are widely regarded as the greatest Australian pop band of the Sixties and were the first Australian rock and roll act to score an international pop hit with their classic 1966 single Friday on My Mind (however the folk-pop group, The Seekers, had international hits in 1965). Their manager was former Sydney real estate agent, Mike Vaughan.

The band’s line-up exemplifies the influence of post-war migration on Australian society. All five founding members were from families who had migrated to Australia from Europe; lead singer Stevie Wright was from London, rhythm guitarist George Young (who is the older brother of the AC/DC members Angus and Malcolm Young) was from Glasgow, lead guitarist Harry Vanda and bassist Dick Diamonde were from The Netherlands, and drummer Gordon “Snowy” Henry Fleet was from Bootle, Liverpool, England.

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  • megajosh2

    I should have heard this band back when I was younger and only listened to classic rock...

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • lifesabummer

    hey its Friday !

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • lil_armstrong

    Friday on my mind ♥

    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • likeadaydreamer

    great band!

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
  • pikto

    there is a great Bowie cover of "friday on my mind" in his "pin ups" album. cheers..

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • presstoplay85

    Cannot underplay the charisma and impact these lads had during their all too brief career, were pretty much Australia's Beatles and Stones rolled into one. Stevie was barely 17 when Friday on My Mind came out and was out of work and onto a downward spiral by the age of 21. Then bang! Evie in the mid 70's. Credit to him to still being alive and being able to recall those good times with a cheeky grin and a sense of humour intact.

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • finslaw

    Heaven & Hell is the followup single that should have. Instead it got banned.

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • BillyPiligrim

    оо, какая же хорошая группа!

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Druid66

    A great Australian verison of the British Invasion sound. I'm reading "AC/DC: Maximum rock "n' Roll" and it talks about how these guys, including George Young, kind of blazed the path for his brothers to follow, although the Easybeats were very different (no kidding) from the "Young-er" band. (-:

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
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    18 Jul 2011 Reply
  • cocalocapoca

    Friday On My Mind ! <3333

    20 Jun 2011 Reply
  • SamWoud

    For all dutch fans: Lees, kijk en luister hier naar "Friday on My Mind" van The Easybeats, de band die beatlemania-taferelen losmaakte in Australië en de eerste Australische popster voortbracht: http://samwoud.blogspot.com/2011/05/friday-on-my-mind.html

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • Kali0str0

    очень круто! Positive

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • olga_gavrikova

    Remember Sam is cool!

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • hey-ko

    i think i just refound my life's melody. just can't stop listening to this masterpiece *_*

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • penquinharp

    great aussie band brother in ac/dc

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
  • doremifu

    yeah

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Kali0str0

    неплохо)

    15 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Moskvichev

    she's so fine просто улёёёёёёт!!! Очень отличная группа

    18 Jul 2010 Reply
  • MedusaNoNidiot

    Friday On My Mind клевая песня)

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
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