What were the 100 greatest singles made by Australian artists in the sixties?
In the 1960s, Australian rock'n'roll singles were as good as those made anywhere in the world. Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs' "Poison Ivy" even knocked The Beatles off the top of the charts when the Fab Four were touring here in 1964! John Lennon was so amazed he asked to meet Thorpe in person.
'100 Greatest Australian Singles Of The '60s' is a 4CD set released to coincide with a new book of the same name. The book, written by influential '70s Australian rock writers David 'Doctor Pepper' Pepperell and Colin Talbot, dedicates a chapter each to the authors' choice of the best local singles of the decade, and our cd replicates that list across 4 discs (and utilizes matching artwork).
Both the book and the 4CD set present a diverse selection of tracks; one with an eye to what was popular as well as what was simply great. Unlike many other compilations that might focus on a particular genre of the era, '100 Greatest Australian Singles Of The '60s' ranges from the pristine pop-folk of The Seekers to the crunching psychedelic rock of The Wild Cherries and spans the whole decade. The compilers have tried to showcase the best, yet we expect there will always be some songs that the listener/reader will regard as glaring omissions. Well, that's the way the turntable spins! And that's the fun of these lists and collections too!
So, take a trip back to these classic records of the sixties, to listen once again and remember those heady times when long hair and short skirts changed the world.
Title: 100 Greatest Australian Singles Of The '60s
Release Date: 23 Oct 2015
Artist: Various Artists
Catalogue No: FEST601041
Disc Count: 4
Transfer Format: Compact Disc
Video Format: Pop
Primary Audio: FEST601041
Subtitles: Warner Music