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Friday, October 12, 2007

The EasyBeats - Friday on My Mind

Friday is on our mind here at Dreamtime, and we wind down the work week with another selection from the "Days of the Week" TTRH episode. This one is from 19 and 66, filmed in Australia, midway through the band's short career from 1964 though `69.

Inspired by the British Invasion and the Beatles, the EasyBeats were the most popular and successful pop band in Australia by the close of 1965. Their concerts were met by the same fan hysteria that greeted Beatle performances, and led to the coining of the term "Easyfever," a malady similar to Beatlemania.

The EasyBeat's 1966 hit, Friday On My Mind placed #1 on the Australian charts, #6 in the U.K., #16 in the USA, and made the Top 10 in Germany, Holland, France and Italy, eventually selling over 1 million copies worldwide.

Still paralleling the Beatles rise and decline, the band members began drifting apart in 1968, at odds with each other and their management, much of it due to their tangled financial situation. Although there was never an official breakup announcement, the band's last public performance was in 1969.

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