The easybeats lay me down and die - Vanda & Young - Wikipedia

The Vandenbergs and Youngs migrated to Australia in 1963, both families were initially housed at the Villawood Migrant Hostel in Sydney . [3] At the hostel, five migrants formed The Easybeats : Stevie Wright (lead vocals), Dick Diamonde (bass), Gordon Fleet (drums), Vanda (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Young (rhythm guitar, backing vocals). [4] Wright was their initial lyricist with Young composing the music as Vanda's grasp of English was insufficient. [3] They were signed by EMI / Parlophone Records with Ted Albert producing their early recordings. [11] By 1966 Vanda & Young had begun their writing partnership; together they penned The Easybeats' late 1960s recordings including " Friday on My Mind " which reached No. 1 on the Australian singles charts in 1966 [12] and " Good Times " (1968). [13] [14] The Easybeats became Australia's most popular and successful 1960s group, [3] they travelled to the UK on 10 July 1966 where "Friday on My Mind" was produced by Shel Talmy in November. [4] [14] They toured Australia in May 1967 and the USA in August to promote their later singles and albums, at this time Vanda & Young were producing their recordings; by late 1969 the group returned to Australia and disbanded. [14]

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