Groups Ep.3 Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs 1st LP
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Episode 8 is Episode 3 of The Australian Groups Series and the focus is on Billy Thorpe and The (Original) Aztecs' first self-titled LP, 1965. The LP is quite unique in that no tracks appeared on a 45 and only three on an EP. The aim of the LP, as described in the liner notes, is to capture the excitement of a 'live' performance (although, the LP was not recorded 'live'). The (Original) Aztecs, on this recording, were; Col Baigent, John "Bluey" Watson, Vince Melouney and Tony Barber. It should be noted that The Aztecs who performed on their first 45, without Billy Thorpe, included Valentine Jones, who was replaced by Tony Barber shortly after Billy Thorpe joined the band.

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