Saturday, 7 May 2016
I Want You Back Again/You Thrill Me/Bald Headed Lena/Let Me Tell You/She Used To Be Mine/Everythings Alright/Lindy Lou/Gonna Leave This Town/That's Why I Cry/Too Bad You Don't Want Me/I Keep Forgetting/Poor Fool
Normie Rowe AM (born Norman John Rowe on 1 February 1947 in Melbourne, Australia) was the preeminent male solo star of Australian pop music in the 1960s. Known for his bright, edgy tenor voice and dynamic stage presence, many of Rowe's most successful recordings were produced by Pat Aulton, house producer for the Sunshine Records, Spin Records and Festival Records labels. Backed by his band The Playboys, Rowe released a string of Australian pop hits on the Sunshine Records label that kept him at the top of Australian charts and made him the most popular solo performer of the mid-1960s. Rowe's double-sided hit "Que Sera Sera" / "Shakin' All Over" was one of the most successful Australian singles of the 1960s.
Between 1965 and 1967 Normie was Australia's most popular male star but his career was cut short when he was drafted for compulsory military service in late 1967. Rowe's subsequent tour of duty in Vietnam effectively ended his pop career, and he was never able to recapture the success he enjoyed at his peak.
This Universal Record Club release from 1968 is a pastiche of Normie's first two albums "It Ain't Necessarily So....But It Is" and "a Go Go".