Friday, 11 February 2011

Cheetah - Scars Of Love

Scars Of Love/Come & Get It

Cheetah were an Australian rock band active between 1977 and 1982. The main members and vocalists were sisters Chrissie Hammond and Lyndsay Hammond. They had been session vocalists for many Australian artists including Jo Jo Zep, Jon English, Marc Hunter, Flash and the Pan and as a vocal duo toured with Stevie Wright, Norman Gunston and Daryl Braithwaite. Lyndsay Hammond fronted a group called Skintight and toured with Renée Geyer before forming Cheetah with Chrissie Hammond.

The band is best known for their hit singles Walking In The Rain, Deeper Than Love and Spend The Night.

Cheetah toured across Australia, the UK and Europe including appearances at Roskilde in Holland, the Nuremberg and Wiesbaden Festivals in Germany and a show at the 1982 Reading Festival with Iron Maiden to an audience of 120,000 people.

Chrissie Hammond would become better known outside Australia for performing vocals for Rick Wakeman.

The group reformed in 2006 to perform in the Countdown Spectacular and a subsequent tour of Europe.

I don't think this was ever released in Australia as a single this is a UK release both songs are from the album "Rock 'n' Roll Women".

Here's a Youtube link for the girls on the Countdown tour.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Tina Arena & Johnny Bowles - Tiny Tina & Little John

Rock 'n' Roll Love Letter/Ring Ring/Dah Doo Ron Ron/High Hopes/Ma He's Makin Eyes At Me/Let Your Love Flow/Somewhere Over The Rainbow/Jeans On/Heartbeat It's A Lovebeat/Calendar Girl/That's Rock 'n' Roll/Anything You Can Do/I'm Your Little Boy/When I Kissed The Teacher/Ben/Everybody Needs A Rainbow - Everything Is Beautiful.

Tina Arena grew up in the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds and made her television debut on Young Talent Time (YTT) in 1976 at age 7 where she was a regular until she left the show in 1984.After leaving YTT she went on to finish her schooling and starred in the theatrical productions of "Nine", "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat", as well as many jingles and support gigs before releasing the Albums "Strong as Steel", the Multi ARIA-winning "Don't Ask" and "In Deep", as well as contributing to the motion picture soundtrack of "Zorro".

John (Johnny) Bowles was with (YTT) from (1977-1981) after his tenure with the show he headed into cabaret and musicals, including Cats and Phantom of the Opera. He wrote and toured with The Peter Allen Songbook in 2000, and in 2001, wrote and directed the documentary Young Talent Time Tells All and recently finished touring with Cats in Greece.

In 1977 they released "Tiny Tina & Little John" Tina was 8 years old and John 10 years old. The album was released on the Pisces label tried to find out why the album was released on that label and not L&Y label. While having a poke around on the Young Talent Time site I noticed that from 1977 onwards the (YTT) albums started to appear on that label. Ross Burton seems to be the common denominator as he produced "Tiny Tina & Little John" and started producing the (YTT) albums as well.