Friday, 13 November 2009

Blast from the Past

here is a clip by an Iconic Adelaide Band of the very early 70's Fraternity the lead singer is the late Bon Scott of AC/DC fame.

Fraternity (band)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fraternity were an Australian rock band active in the early 1970s. They are notable mainly for their lead vocalist Bon Scott who was later to join AC/DC; and Jimmy Barnes, Scott's replacement, who went on to join Cold Chisel and have a very successful solo career.
Fraternity were formed in Adelaide,South Australia in 1970 by some members of the recently-split Levi Smith Clefs. They were without a regular vocalist until Fraternity's bass player Bruce Howe decided to call upon Bon Scott, whose group The Valentines had just disbanded. New Zealand musician John Bissett played keyboards in this early line up.
Fraternity released two albums and a few singles, which enjoyed moderate success in their native Australia. However, an attempt to find success in the UK was not fruitful and in early 1973 the band changed its name to Fang. By mid-1973 the group had stalled and gradually disintegrated, and the members returned to Australia. Some members formed the loosely-knit Mount Lofty Rangers with whom Bon Scott recorded a couple of songs before being seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in early 1974. When he had recovered, Scott joined AC/DC and Fraternity later reformed with a different line-up and continued until about 1975. By late 1975 Fraternity had been renamed Some Dream. In 1978, it was renamed Mickey Finn, which comprised Bruce Howe, Uncle John Eyers, Mauri Berg and Joff Bateman. By 1980, John Freeman had rejoined and a second guitarist, Stan Koritini, had been added and this lineup cut a self-titled album for the Eureka label. Mickey Finn released two Singles in 1980 and 1981 before fading from the scene.

1 comment:

Millie said...

Oh this brings back great memories! Saw both The Valentine's & Fraternity @ the Burnside Town Hall. As I was only 14'ish, Dad drove us there in the white Valiant & came back @ 10.30p.m. to pick us up! Maybe you were there?
Millie ^_^