Not only are we saying goodbye to the old year, but also to all those great musicians who have left us. In this (by far not complete) list of persons we lost this year, we stop to remember them and their contribution to music. It would not have been the same without them.
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In 1977, the Australian Flash & the Pan released the single Hey St. Peter. They were formed by two members of the Easybeats, George Young and Harry Vanda. As the Easybeats split up in 1969, they started writing songs for artists like John Paul Young and AC/DC. With Hey, St. Peter, they had their first hit as Flash & the Pan, namely number 5 in Australia. Enjoy
Flash & The Pan- Hey, St. Peter
In 1966, George Young and Harry Vanda wrote a worldwide hit. They made a contrast between the ‘bad’ work week, which is boring, and the ‘good’ weekend, which is like a party. The beginning would be inspired on the Swingle Sisters, who the group had seen and imitated. That way, they found the first notes. The song in total charted on number 1 in the Netherlands, number 6 in the UK and 16 in the US. Enjoy
The Easy Beats- Friday On My Mind