Tony Barber (musician)

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Anthony Arthur Barber, known as Tony Barber (born 3 December 1943, Norwich, Norfolk) is an English-born Australian musician.[1] He arrived in Australia in 1963.

He was a member of the band Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs in the 1960s and then as a solo artist. He wrote 35 children's books under the name A. A. Barber and Tony Barber. He appeared on the children's television show The Music Shop as Tony the Toymaker. He invented a revolutionary new type of artists easel that when used, improves an artists work.


  • "Wait By The Water" 1966


  1. ^ Noel McGrath Noel McGrath's Australian encyclopaedia of rock 1978 p26 "TONY BARBER Tony was born in England on December 3, 1943. ..." 7 15 weeks Spin 1/ 6/66 WAIT BY THE WATER No.35 5 weeks Spin 17/ 7/66 NO, NO, NO No.21 21 weeks Spin 18/ 1/67 LOOKING FOR A No.39 1 week ...