Ray Brown & The Whispers

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Ray Brown & The Whispers were a highly successful Australian rock band from 1964 to 1967. Led by singer Ray Brown, they ranked alongside The Easybeats, Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs and Normie Rowe as one of the most popular acts of the period. In 1964, the band played at 'The Bowl' a Sydney, NSW night club doing covers of popular songs such as "Shakin All Over".[citation needed]

Personnel[edit]

Previous lineup of 1964[edit]

  • Ray Brown [Vocals]
  • Lawrie Barclay [Rhythm guitar]
  • Bobbie Richardson [Lead guitar]
  • John Manners [Bass]
  • Pat Jeffery [Drums]

Classic lineup of 1965-1966[edit]

  • Ray Brown [Vocals]
  • Lawrie Barclay [Rhythm guitar]
  • Al Jackson [Lead guitar]
  • John Manners [Bass]
  • Pat Jeffery [Drums]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Twenty Miles" / "Devoted To You" - 1965
  • "Pride" / "Say It Again" - 1965
  • "Fool Fool Fool" / "Go To Him" - 1965
  • "In The Midnight Hour" / "Now Is The Time" - 1966
  • "Tennessee Waltz Song" / "I Am What I Am" - 1966
  • "I Can't Get Enough" / "ABC Song" - 1966
  • "Ain't It Strange" / "I Can't Get Enough" - 1966
  • "Respect" / "Too Late To Come Home" - 1966

Albums[edit]

  • Ray Brown & The Whispers - 1965 (self-titled)
  • Hits & Brass -1965
  • Heading For The Top - 1966
  • Dance Dance Dance - 1966
  • Miles of Hits - 1988 (Greatest Hits album)

CD album[edit]

  • Ray Brown & The Whispers: The Ultimate Collection - 2002

References[edit]

  • The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop - Ian McFarlane - Allen & Unwin, Sydney - 1999 - ISBN 1-86508-072-1
  • Noel McGrath's Australian Encyclopedia of Rock & Pop - Rigby Publishers - 1978 - ISBN 0-7270-1909-0
  • The Who's Who of Australian Rock - Chris Spencer - Moonlight Publishing - ISBN 0-86788-668-4
  • An Australian Discography 1960-1989 - Chris Spencer - Moonlight Publishers - 1990 - ISBN 0-7316-8343-9

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