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Little River Band is an Australian rock band who in 1975 in Melbourne was founded. The name of the band is by Birtles Shorrock and taken from a road sign in the direction of the municipality of Little River, near the city of Geelong, there the Australian fans an American name nothing found.

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Genesis[Edit]Edit

Little River Band was the first Australian sustained commercial success in the United States. During its existence the band has sold more than 25 million albums and he made 13 American top 40 hits. The original members of the band were lead singer Glenn Shorrockguitarists/vocalists Graeham Goble and Beeb Birtles (Gerard Badash), who both played guitar and sang, and guitarist Ric Formosa, bassist Roger McLachlan and drummer Derek Pellicci. Beeb Birtles is the stage name of Gerard Badash, who was born in 1948 in Amsterdam and emigrated with his parents to Australia in 1957.

The men were first for Queen before they scored a hit in America with "Help Is On Its Way". The album "Sleeper Catcher" was the first Australian album with more than 1 million units were sold in America. Between1978 and 1981 the Little River Band achieved six consecutive top 10 hits in the United States with the markings "Reminiscing", "Lady", "Lonesome Loser", "Cool Change", "The Night Owls" and "Take It Easy On Me".

The band has undergone many other changes in the occupation-so was John Farnham between 1982 and 1986 the lead singer-but still occurs. the three original singers, which collectively all real Little River Band-hits have written, act in addition still under the name Birtles Shorrock Goble -they have the rights to the original name no longer in possession.

Occupation[Edit]Edit

  • Lead Singers
  • Lead Guitarists
    • Graham Davidge 1975
    • Ric Formosa 1975–1976
    • David Briggs 1976 – 1981
    • Stephen Housden 1981 – present
    • Rich Herring 2006–present
  • Guitar
    • Graham Goble 1975-1992 (stopped performing in 1989)
    • Beeb Birtles 1975 – 1983
    • Peter Beckett 1989 – 1997
    • Paul Gajurel 1998 – 2000
    • Greg Hind 2000 – present
  • Bass
    • Roger McLachlan 1975–1976, 1998 – 1999
    • George McArdle 1976 – 1979
    • Barry Sullivan 1979–1980
    • Wayne Nelson 1980 – 1996, 1999 – present
    • Hal Tupea 1996 – 1997
  • Drums
    • Derek Pellicci 1975 – 1984, 1987 – 1998
    • Geoff Cox 1978 (sunken for Pellicci)
    • Steve Prestwich 1984 – 1986
    • Malcolm Wakeford 1986
    • Kevin Murphy 1998–2004
    • Kip Raines 2004 – 2005
    • Billy Thomas 2005–2007
    • Mel Watts 2007–present
  • Keyboardist
    • No keyboardist 1975 – 1978; 1982 – 1983
    • Mal Logan 1978 – 1981
    • David Hirschfelder 1983 – 1986
    • James Roche 1988 – 1990
    • Tony Sciuto 1990 – 1997
    • Adrian Scott 1998
    • Glenn Reither 1999–2004
    • Chris Marion 2004–present

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Year Title
1975 Little River Band
1976 After Hours
1977 Diamantina Cocktail
1978 Sleeper Catcher
1979 First Under the Wire
1980 Backstage Pass
1981 Time Exposure
1982 Greatest Hits
1983 The Net
1984 Playing to Win
1986 No Reins

Too Late to Load (Collection of special editions, 1975-1986)

1988 Monsoon
1990 Get Lucky
1991 Worldwide Love
1992 Live Classics
1994 Reminiscing: The 20th Anniversary Collection
1995 Forever Blue: The Very Best Of Little River Band
1997 I Dream Alone
2000 Where We Started From
2002 One Night in Mississippi

The Definitive Collection

2004 Test of Time
2006 Re-arranged
2007 We Call It Christmas

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Forever Blue (1995) 1246 984 854 890 1178 1238 1210 1379 1451 1274 1819 1601 1835 1973 1819
Home On A Monday (1977) 1443 1106 1057 937 1358 1421 1473 1613 1987 1546 1829 1623 1952 1933 1984
It's A Long Way There (1976) 640 530 573 423 635 658 648 716 892 677 719 20 ° 842 1015 1030
Reminiscing (1978) 1536 - 1753 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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