[GROUP] THE PACIFICS (1963-1965)

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[GROUP] THE PACIFICS (1963-1965)

Post by Andrew on 4th May 2015, 12:49 pm


Band Members:
John Reid, (b) ex-Planets, Jeff Bean, (l.g) ex-Corvettes, Lester Vickary, (r.g) ex-Dominoes & Billy Woodgate, (d) ex-Corvettes – Bobby Dean (real name Bobby Voltz) becomes their lead singer c.May 1964.

Formed c.September 1963 by Nat Kipner who was then at QTQ-9 as musical director of teen shows.

Band split up after a gig in a Toowoomba carpark one evening c.June 1965.

Recordings:
Sea Spray [Nat Kipner, Jeff Bean] / Fury [Nat Kipner, Jeff Bean] (Tape got sent to EMI Sydney, but got lost) 1963

Breakwater [Nat Kipner, Jeff Bean] / Barracuda [Nat Kipner, Jeff Bean] (Parlophone A-8097) October 1963
John Reid (b), Lester Vickary (r.g), Billy Woodgate (d) & Jeff Bean (l.g)

Lakeside ’64 [Nat Kipner, Jeff Bean] / The Beetle [Steve Kipner] (Parlophone A-8114) May 1964
John Reid (b), Lester Vickary (r.g), Billy Woodgate (d) & Jeff Bean (l.g) – Steve Kipner (harmonica on ‘The Beetle’)

Lost My Baby [Jeff Bean] / Slowly But Surely [Bobby Dean] (Sunshine QK-799) 7 December 1964
Bobby Dean (v), John Reid (b), Lester Vickary (r.g), Billy Woodgate (d) & Jeff Bean (l.g)

?? [??] / ?? [??] (Would’ve been released on the Sunshine label) April-June 1965
Bobby Dean (v), John Reid (b), Lester Vickary (r.g), Billy Woodgate (d) & Jeff Bean (l.g)

All tracks recorded on a Revox recorder at the 4BC studios.
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