Friday, 31 December 2010

The Valentines - The Complete Singles

Every Day I Have To Cry/I Can't Dance With You/She Said/To Know You Is To Love You/I Can Hear The Raindrops/Why Me/Peculiar Hole In The Sky/Love Makes Sweet Music/Nick Nack Paddy Wack/Getting Better/Ebeneezeer/My Old Man's A Groovy Old Man/Juliette/Hoochie Coochie Billy/Sookie Sookie/Coke Ad/Build Me Up Buttercup

The Valentines were an Australian rock 'n' roll band active from 1966-1970, chiefly noted for their lead singers, Bon Scott, who later went on to great success as lead vocalist with AC/DC, and Vince Lovegrove, who subsequently became a successful music journalist and manager of Divinyls.

The band was formed in late 1966 with the amalgamation of Perth groups The Spektors and The Winstons. They capitalised on the success of both the former bands, plus the interest created by having two lead singers in Scott and Lovegrove. Inspired by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and local stars The Easybeats, they enjoyed considerable local success and released a few singles.

In late 1967, The Valentines moved to Melbourne in search of greater success, and soon toured other major cities. With a development towards the popular Bubblegum sound late in 1968, the band became more in demand, particularly among teenage girls. However as the fashion for bubblegum music wore off, The Valentines struggled to retain their musical credibility despite a turn towards rock music. With differing opinions within the band concerning musical direction, and a much-publicised drugs bust in September 1969, group stability began to suffer. Although they still had a strong fanbase in certain areas of the country, especially back home in Perth, The Valentines decided to disband amicably in August 1970.

Scott had built a strong reputation as a powerful vocalist and soon joined Fraternity, and later AC/DC. Lovegrove found success as a music journalist, and guitarist Wyn Milson became a sound engineer.


  1. Great share. I have been trying to get Valentines music for ages but cannot come across any. They were one of the most popular groups along side the Zoot and Masters Apprentices.



  2. Thanks for this one mate. Great band to end the year with. Have a great New Year Deutros :)

  3. Been looking for a comprehensive Valentines set for a while Deutros. Now I finally have one..a fantastic post to end the year with

    Happy 2011 to you my friend, hope it's healthy succesful one for ya


  4. Thanks muchly for this Deutros
    Excellent way to start the new year as I've only just grabbed this
    All the best for 2011 and keep these great posts coming :-)


  5. link not working - any chance of updating