Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Delltones - 1963 - 20 Golden Greats (1979)

Come A Little Bit Closer/Sitting In The Moonlight/Rag Doll/Hangin' Five/Surf CityWalk Like A Man/Walkin' Along/Paper DollLittle Darlin'/Poison Ivy/Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands/Out The Back/Glad All Over/Cotton Fields/Do You Wanna Dance/Candy Man/Tonight We Love/Walk/Blue Moon/Billy's Rock 'n' Roll.

The Delltones are a popular Australian rock 'n roll band, originally formed in 1958. They started out as a vocal harmony group with members: Brian Perkins, Noel Widerberg, Ian 'Peewee' Wilson, and Warren Lucas. In 1962, their single "Get a Little Dirt on Your Hands" was in the top five on the Australian charts. Lead vocalist Noel Widerberg died in a motor vehicle accident. His position was later filled by Col Loughnan.

The Delltones have been performing for Australian audiences for over five decades; their most successful recording years were in the 1960s. Wilson is the only current member from the original line-up. In the mid-1980s, he transformed the group from a vocal quartet to a five-piece vocal band. This, along with other stylistic changes, led to the band's resurgence and the chart topping, rock ‘n roll revival album, Bop Til Ya Drop. The Delltones remain one of the most consistent live entertainers in Australia and have been entertaining Australian audiences for over five decades. Wilson is the only current member from the original line up.

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