Mike Furber & The Bowery Boys — Just A Poor Boy 1966 (Australia, Garage Rock)

Исполнитель: Mike Furber & The Bowery Boys
Откуда: Australia
Альбом: Just A Poor Boy
Год выхода: 1966
Жанр: Garage Rock
Формат: MP3 CBR 320
Размер архива: 67.5 МB

Mike Furber, born in London in 1948, emigrated along with his family to Australia in the ’50s. A chance meeting in 1965 with two members of the fledgling garage band, The Bowery Boys, resulted in Furber joining the group as singer. At this point, the band was definitely a single entity, but when they were spotted by impresario Ivan Dayman and subsequently signed to his burgeoning Sunshine Records label, the emphasis shifted to Furber, who Dayman intended to launch as a solo act. Although Furber had a limited vocal range, Dayman saw his little boy lost teen-girl appeal and so the group became Mike Furber And The Bowery Boys. Furber’s group had hits with «Just a Poor Boy», «You Stole My Love» and «That’s When Happiness Began» (all in 1966). In the Go Set Pop Poll, Furber was voted in the top 5 as most popular Male Vocalist in both 1966 and 1967. At Dayman’s behest, Furber parted company with the highly-talented Bowery Boys to pursue a solo career, which, despite the patronage of Barry Gibb, failed to materialise. In October ’67, Furber released what many believed to be his finest single, »Bring Your Love Back Home», but the record-buying public failed to concur, and the single disappeared without trace, an occurrence which prompted the first of many nervous breakdowns. A single ‘I’m On Fire’ penned by the Easybeats’ Harry Vanda followed, along with a few recordings for EMI-Columbia which were never released. And that was almost that. Furber’s career stumbled along for a few more years including a stint in the stage musicals: Godspell and Nuclear. He supported The Four Tops on their Australian tour of 1970. Furber committed suicide on 10 May 1973, he was found hanged in the garage of his Sydney home. According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, «Reputedly in the depths of depression, he hanged himself . It has been suggested, however, that Furber was actually murdered because he had befriended a King’s Cross prostitute». In 1999, Festival Records issued a compilation album, Diddy Wah Diddy.

01. Stop — 1:57
02. You’re Back Again — 2:16
03. Love Talk — 1:25
04. Take This Hammer — 2:15
05. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine — 2:22
06. Mailman Bring Me No More Blues — 2:56
07. Just A Poor Boy — 2:27
08. That’s When Happiness Began — 2;16
09. You Stole My Love — 2:42
10. Diddy Wah Diddy — 2:22
11. Mercy, Mercy — 2:40
12. If You Need Me — 2:24

Mike Furber — lead vocals
Robert Van Delft — lead guitar, harmonica
Greg Walker — rhythm guitar, organ
Paul Wade — bass
Neville Peard — drums
Pat Aulton — producer


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