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The Easybeats

Tom Hibbert, History of Rock, The, 1982

An Australian group with stardom on their minds.

IN MID-SIXTIES AUSTRALIA, home-grown acts found it difficult to penetrate the music scene on a national level. With the country in the grip of Beatlemania and the airwaves dominated by British beat and rival sounds from the United States, record companies were cautious about investing in local talent. Australian bands had seemed to be neither viable nor fashionable until the Easybeats appeared.

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