Tag: Easybeats

Monday 5pm ET: Feature Artist – Easybeats

The Easybeats were an Australian rock band that formed in Sydney in late 1964. Considered one of the most important rock acts in Australia during the 1960s, they enjoyed a level of success that in their country rivaled the Beatles, and they became the first Australian rock act to score an international hit with the 1966 single “Friday on My Mind”, as well as the one of the few in Australia to exclusively write and record original material.

During their six-year run, they scored fifteen top 40 hits in Australia, including “She’s So Fine”, and “Women (Make You Feel Alright)”, with #1 hits including the aforementioned “Friday On My Mind” and “Sorry”. They broke up in 1969 despite no official announcement; singer Stevie Wright died in 2015, and rhythm guitarist George Young (brother of Angus and Malcolm Young of AC/DC) died in 2017.

Wednesday 7pm ET: Feature Artist – The Easybeats

The Easybeats were an Australian rock band that formed in Sydney, Australia, in late 1964, and disbanded at the end of 1969. They were the first rock and roll act from Australia to score an international pop hit with the 1966 single “Friday on My Mind”.

All five founder members were from families that had migrated to Australia from Europe: lead singer Stevie Wright and drummer Gordon “Snowy” Fleet were from England; rhythm guitarist George Young was from Scotland; lead guitarist Harry Vanda and bassist Dick Diamonde were from the Netherlands.