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Friday, January 24, 2014

The summer of surf music 50 years later...article from National Film and Sound Archive

If you're into surfing music from the 60's, this article from the National Film and Sound Archive site is essential reading. 


The summer of 1963-64, 50 years ago, was the summer of surf music in AustraliaSixteen Australian recordings with a surfing theme hit the charts, with The Atlantics’ 'Bombora’ and 'Hangin’ Five’ by the Delltones reaching No. 1 on the Sydney charts between August 1963 and April 1964. Another Atlantics instrumental, 'The Crusher’, and Little Pattie’s 'He’s My Blond Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy’ got to No. 2 while the other 12 made it into the Top 40 for at least a week or two. The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, The Surfaris and other American musicians joined them in the charts, but Australian surf music captured the public’s imagination in equal more here

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