Saturday, 6 February 2010
Gimme Some Lovin'/Have A Little Talk To Myself
After a long career starting in 1958 the Delltones journeyed to London, like many other Australian artists such as The Bee Gees and The Seekers, in an attempt to crack the overseas market.
After a showcase performance at the London Playboy Club, The Delltones were offered a seven-week residency. During their stay in London The Delltones were signed to EMI records and recorded ten tracks for their later to be released album “London Session” produced by ex-patriot David McKay from Eaton Music.
Bob Pierse and the late Dig Richards wrote several of the songs. The album was arranged and conducted by Bill Shepherd of The Bee Gees fame, and backed by Australia’s own Twilights, musically led by guitarist Terry Britten, who would later write global hits for Cliff Richard, Tina Turner and Michael Jackson. One outstanding track was a reworking of Stevie Winwood's “Gimme Some Lovin’“ which became Radio Luxembourg's hit pick of the week and top DJ Tony Blackburn’s’ opening signature tune.
They were also invited to perform “Gimme Some Lovin’“ on Top of the Pops, hosted by Jimmy Saville. The single was released in America and Europe.