Monday, 30 November 2015

Tony Cole - 1972 - If The Music Stops

The King Is Dead/ Ruby/Talk About Tomorrow/All I Meant To Do/Got To Get Through To You/Napoleon And Josephine/Suite Man & Woman/Nothing More Than You/Like A Rock And Roll Band/Goodbye Gemini/The Music Stops

Australian singer and songwriter Tony Cole (a former schoolteacher who was discovered on Bandstand in 1964), made his record debut with The Crestaires on the Pakktel label in '65 with 'Boomerang Baby', recorded one single on the Leedon label in 1967 and moved to the UK releasing two singles in 1970. He lived in London writing music for many among them Sir Cliff Richard and Johnny Halliday.

A successful songwriting career followed two LPs produced by David Mackay with the 1973 single 'The Hook' a minor Australian hit. Suite:Man & Woman spent 4 weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 chartIN 1972 getting as high as #97.

He moved back to Australia in the 80s to care for his ailing mother. Unfortunately he didn't write any more... and he died (peacefully in his sleep) of a heart attack in 2001.

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