Thursday, October 29, 2015

John Paul Young Doing Show Based on Easybeat Member's Songs

by Paul Cashmere, Noise11

John Paul Young has put together a show based on a complete set of Vanda and Young material.

Harry Vanda and George Young, the engine room of the Alberts record label, wrote and/or produced some of the greatest hits of Australian music including John Paul Young’s own greatest hits including Pasadena (1972 / #16 Australia),  Yesterday’s Hero (1975 / #8 Australia), I Hate The Music (1976 / #2 Australia) and Love Is In The Air (1978 / #7 U.S. / #3 Australia).

Harry and George (left, in the 60's) were members of The Easybeats (Friday on My Mind) and produced the early AC/DC albums including the classic It’s A Long Way To The Top. Vanda and Young also reincarnated at one stage as Flash and The Pan. They wrote and produced Stevie Wright’s classic Evie and Ted Mulry’s Falling In Live Again.

John Paul Young will perform the Vanda and Young Songbook with his Allstar Band featuring Warren ‘Pig’ Morgan and Rockwell T. James.

Dates for John Paul Young & The Allstar Band performing The Vanda and Young Songbook:

  • 02/20 - Sydney - Enmore Theatre
  • 02/27 - Melbourne - The Palms at Crown