Music That We Adore

Take a trip through the 60s, 70's and 80's Music, and relive all the songs and artists that marked an Era.

Best-Selling Artists

The Beatles - Elvis Presley - Michael Jackson - Frank Sinatra - Bing Crosby - ABBA - Julio Iglesias - Led Zepplin - Nana Mouskouri - Queen

Best-Selling Singles [Millions Sold]

White Christmas 50m- Candle in the Wind 33m- Silent Night 30m- Rock Around the Clock 25m- Diana 20m - We Are the World 20m- If I Didn't Care 19m- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 18m- Yes Sir, I Can Boogie 18m

Great Song Lists

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Great Artists - Great Albums

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Jimmy Little [Aust] [RIP] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Jimmy Little - Discography 

Born: 01 March 1937 - Died: 02 April 2012

James Oswald Little, was an Australian Aboriginal musician, actor and teacher, who was a member of the Yorta Yorta tribe and was raised on the Cummeragunja Reserve, New South Wales.

Jimmy started his professional career in 1951, as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, which spanned six decades. For many years he was the main Aboriginal star on the Australian music scene. His music was influenced by Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis and American country music artist Jim Reeves. His gospel song "Royal Telephone" (1963) sold over 75,000 copies, and his most popular album, Messenger, peaked at No. 26 in 1999 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

At the ARIA Music Awards of 1999, Little was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and won an ARIA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album. On Australia Day (26 January) 2004, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia with the citation, "For service to the entertainment industry as a singer, recording artist and songwriter and to the community through reconciliation and as an ambassador for Indigenous culture".

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Johnny O'Keefe [Aust] [RIP] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Johnny O'Keefe - Discography

Born: January 19, 1935 - Died: October 6, 1978
John Michael O'Keefe, known as Johnny O'Keefe (19 January 1935 – 6 October 1978), was an Australian rock and roll singer whose career began in the 1950s. Some of his hits include "Wild One" (1958), "Shout!" and "She's My Baby". In his twenty-year career, O'Keefe released over fifty singles, 50 EPs and 100 albums.
With just a little assistance from promoter Lee Gordon, Johnny O'Keefe single-handedly willed Australian rock & roll into existence. Canadian-born but settled in Sydney, Lee Gordon was bringing international talent to Australia. He had made and lost several fortunes already and was back on in the black when rock & roll arrived. He followed tours by "Nat King Cole" and Johnnie Ray by bringing a package tour headlined by Bill Haley and the Comets, the opening to their history making world tour.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Glenn Shorrock [Aust] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

 Glenn Shorrock

A veteran of the Australian music industry, singer/songwriter Glenn Shorrock has had a long and successful career in the U.K. and Australia spanning more than three decades. Arriving in Australia with his family from England during the mid-'50s, Shorrock soon developed a passion for rock & roll and formed the vocal quartet the Checkmates. Under the influence of the Beatles after they achieved popularity in Australia, the Checkmates became the Twilights and from 1964 to 1969 had several hit singles in Australia. After they broke up, Shorrock spent three months managing the Australian group, the Avengers. In May 1969, Shorrock joined the supergroup Axiom in the U.K. until their breakup in 1971. Shorrock signed a solo deal with the MAM record label and released three singles.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Randy Weston [RIP] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

 Randy Weston Discography

Born: April 6, 1926 - Died: September 01, 2018 
Randolph Edward "Randy" Weston was an American jazz pianist and composer whose creativity was inspired by his ancestral African connection. Weston's piano style owed much to Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk, whom he cited in a 2018 video as among pianists he counted as influences, as well as Count Basie, Nat King Cole and Earl Hines.

VA - Top of the Pops Year by Year Collection (1964-2006) - 320kbps

Top of the Pops Year by Year Collection (1964-2006)

Monday, June 20, 2022

Bruce Springsteen - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

 Bruce Springsteen - Discography

Bruce Springsteen once said he intended to make an album with words like Bob Dylan that sounded like Phil Spector where he sang like Roy Orbison, a nifty summary of many, but not all, of his artistic ambitions and a key to his appeal. Unlike any of the other singer/songwriters saddled with the appellation of "the new Dylan" in the early '70s, Springsteen never hid how he was raised on '60s AM radio. He loved rock & roll, whether it was the initial blast from the '50s or the mini-symphonies from the days before the Beatles or the garage rockers that surfaced in the wake of the British Invasion, and all this could be heard within his wild, wooly collective the E Street Band, a group who debuted on his second album, 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

V.A.-Sun Record: 50 Golden Years, 1952-2002 - 320kbps Bitrate

 Sun Record: 50 Golden Years, 1952-2002, A Commemorative Collection

Status Quo - Discography (1968-2011) - 320kbps

Status Quo - Discography

Two south London fellows called Alan Lancaster (bass) and Francis Rossi (guitar) founded the band "The Spectres" in 1962 (see The Spectres). At that time, Mr. Rossi preferred to call himself Mike after one of his second names.
In 1966, the band changed their name to "Traffic", shortly thereafter to "Traffic Jam" (see Traffic Jam). The lineup consisted of Lancaster, Rossi, John Coghlan (drums) and Roy Lynes (keyboard).
A year later, the band changed name once again to "The Status Quo". Rick Parfitt (guitar) joined the band. Their first hit record, "Pictures of Matchstick Men", was released. "The" was soon omitted from the name of the band, known thereafter as just "Status Quo"

Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Town Criers [Aust] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

The Town Criers

The Town Criers were a commercial style pop band who were based in Melbourne between 1965-71. Their first single was a cover of The Kinks song 'The World Keeps Going Round' and their biggest hit record was 'Everlasting Love' b/w a cover of the Four Tops song 'I Can't Help Myself' which peaked at No. 18 nationally. They had a few other minor hits reaching the lower end of the Top 40 before disbanding in 1971.

Judy Stone [Aust] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

 Judy Stone - Discography

Judith Anne Stone AM (born 1 January 1942) grew up in the Sydney suburb of Granville. She has two younger sisters, Joyce and Janice. From a young age she sang country music at home and her parents bought her a guitar, which she learned to play. In her early teens Stone entered and won a local talent contest and was noticed by an attendee, Reg Lindsay. By November 1956 she had joined his touring performance troupe, the Reg Lindsay Show, and stayed for 18 months. In July 1957 a reviewer of Lindsay's show in Cabramatta for The Biz wrote that "Little Judy Stone, of Granville, was very pleasing in her turn."

Stone hired Kevin Jacobsen as her talent agent. She described meeting him, "I used to sing, with a heavy guitar, Western style numbers. Once I met Kevin he gave me one instruction: 'Throw that guitar out the window.' Although I did not throw it out any window, I am now singing without any of my own musical accompaniment." Jacobsen's older brother, Col Joye, was an established pop singer and regular performer on Bandstand, a TV music show.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Jamie Redfern [Aust] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Jamie Redfern Discography 

Jamie Redfern (born 9 April 1957) is an English-born Australian television presenter and pop singer. Redfern was an original cast member of children's variety show, Young Talent Time from April 1971 to early 1972. According to Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, he "possessed a booming, mature voice which belied his tender age.
Jamie was voted Australia's "King of Pop" and best male vocalist, and was on numerous occasions called the best young singer and performer in the world by such legendary entertainment icons as Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis Junior, Johnny Carson, David Frost, Ginger Rogers, Roger Moore and Rock Hudson. Many American entertainers openly made it known that they believed the young Australian to possibly be the best boy singer and child performer of all time!

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Johnny Young & Kompany [Aust] - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate.

 Johnny Young & Kompany

Johnny Young (born 12 March 1947, Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch-born Australian singer, songwriter, record producer, disc jockey, television presenter and producer. His family migrated to Australia in 1953. He had considerable success in the 1960s as a pop singer. He notably penned the song "The Real Thing" released by Russell Morris in 1969. In the 1970s and 1980s, he hosted the Australian television variety show Young Talent Time which launched the careers of many young artists.  A real nice guy and great performer.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Paul McCartney - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Paul McCartney - Discography 

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist, co-songwriter, and bassist for the Beatles. One of the most successful composers and performers of all time, he is known for his melodic approach to bass-playing, versatile and wide tenor vocal range, and musical eclecticism, exploring styles ranging from pre-rock 'n' roll pop to classical and electronica. His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Brenda Lee - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

Brenda Lee - Discography 

One of the biggest pop stars of the early '60s, Brenda Lee hasn't attracted as much critical respect as she deserves. She is sometimes inaccurately characterized as one of the few female teen idols. More crucially, the credit for achieving success with pop-country crossovers usually goes to Patsy Cline, although Lee's efforts in this era were arguably of equal importance. While she made few recordings of note after the mid-'60s, the best of her first decade is fine indeed, encompassing not just the pop ballads that were her biggest hits, but straight country and some surprisingly fierce rockabilly.

Brenda was a child prodigy, appearing on national television by the age of ten, and making her first recordings for Decca the following year (1956). Her first few Decca singles, in fact, make a pretty fair bid for the best preteen rock & roll performances this side of Michael Jackson. "BIGELOW 6-200," "Dynamite," and "Little Jonah" are all exceptionally powerful rockabilly performances, with robust vocals and white-hot backing from the cream of Nashville's session musicians (including Owen Bradley, Grady Martin, Hank Garland, and Floyd Cramer). Lee would not have her first big hits until 1960, when she tempered the rockabilly with teen idol pop on "Sweet Nothin's," which went to the Top Five.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Hank Marvin - Discography - [320kbps Bitrate]

Hank Marvin - Discography 

Hank Brian Marvin (born 28 October 1941), also known as Hank B. Marvin, is an English multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist for the Shadows, a group which primarily performed instrumentals and was the backing band for Cliff Richard. Marvin uses a clean guitar sound with a Vox amplifier and often used significant amounts of reverb and/or delay effect for songs like "Apache" and "Wonderful Land". He also developed a distinctive way of using the guitar's vibrato to give a "dreamy feel" to his playing. Many leading British and Canadian rock guitarists cite Marvin as an influence on them.
A totally brilliant guitarist.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Traveling Wilburys - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

The Traveling Wilburys - Discography 

Reversing the usual process by which groups break up and give way to solo careers, the Traveling Wilburys are a group made up of solo stars. The group was organized by former Beatle George Harrison, former Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison, thus representing three generations of rock stars. In 1988, the five (who had known each other for years) came together to record a Harrison B-side single and ended up writing and recording an album on which they shared lead vocals. It turned out to be a way to transcend the high expectations made of any of them as individuals, and a delighted public sent the album to number three, with two singles, "Handle With Care" and "End of the Line" hitting the charts. Unfortunately, Orbison died of a heart attack only a few weeks after the album's release.
Two years later, the remaining quartet released a second album, inexplicably titled Vol. 3. Although it didn't match the success of the first Wilburys album, it was another million-selling hit. Throughout the '90s, there were rumors of another Traveling Wilburys record in the works, but no new albums from the group surfaced. Harrison and Lynne did re-team in 1995, when Lynne produced and reworked two John Lennon demos with the Beatles for their Anthology rarities collection.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Barron Knights - Discography - 320kbps Bitrate

The Barron Knights - Discography

The Barron Knights are a five-piece musical comedy group formed in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England, in 1960. Members are Duke D'Mond (born Richard Palmer, February 25, 1945, Dunstable, Bedfordshire; vocals, guitar), Peter "P'nut" Langford (born April 10, 1943, Durham; vocals, guitar), Butch Baker (born Leslie John Baker, July 16, 1941, Amersham, Buckinghamshire; vocals, guitar), "Barron" Anthony Osmond (b. June 15, 1940, Abingdon, Berkshire; vocals, bass), and Dave Ballinger (b. January 17, 1941, Slough, Buckinghamshire; drums). They started out as a straight music group, then gained success doing parodies of the Merseybeat groups of the early '60s and never looked back, continuing to make fun of successive musical trends. Their first major hit was "Call Up the Groups" (number three, 1964), and they made the U.K. charts with a total of 13 singles through 1983, including "Pop! Go the Workers" (number five, 1965), "Merry Gentle Pops" (number nine, 1965), "Live in Trouble" (number seven, 1977), and "A Taste of Aggro" (number three, 1978). Their only U.S. chart entry came in 1979 with "The Topical Song," a parody of Supertramp's "The Logical Song."