Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Hardly Know Myself / South Germany / Poor Man's Saviour / Strange Days In Chippendale / Prussian Blue / I Wanna Be A Survivor / Last Train To Marseilles / All The Prodigal Children / Burning Ships / The Lonesome Voyager
Richard Clapton is a singer-songwriter from Sydney who's long and successful career began back in the early 1970's.
Some of his more popular songs include Girls On The Avenue (1975), Suit Yourself (1976), Capricorn Dancer (1977), Deep Water (1977), Goodbye Tiger (1977), (Down In The) Lucky Country (1977), Get Back To The Shelter (1980) and I Am An Island (1982).
Over the last 40 years Clapton has released more than 20 albums including Girls On The Avenue (1975), Main Street Jive (1976), Goodbye Tiger (1977), Hearts On The Nightline (1979) and The Great Escape (1982). His most recent album, Harlequin Nights, was released in 2012.
He was also the main contributor to the 1976 movie soundtrack Highway One, produced the INXS album Underneath The Colours in 1981 and played with The Party Boys in 1983.
Australian rock music historian, Ian McFarlane has described Clapton as "one of the most important Australian songwriters of the 1970s". He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1999.
This Richard Clapton's first album, issued in 1973 following his return to Australia from Europe, which is where he wrote these songs.