Heart 'n' Soul
Despite numerous misspellings and details elsewhere, we
believe the following line up to be correct.
Graeme Willington 'Will' [leader, vocals,
Ian Willington [guitar, sitar]
Leith Corbett 'Corby' [bass] (>Dave
Graham Lewis 'Bozo' [drums]
Dale Creary [organ] Years later formed his
own Heart 'n' Soul (Name Creary, not Cleary)
Philip Prideaux [trumpet, French horn]
Percy Ohrling [tenor sax] (>Tony Sheridan band, >Natural Gas)
Tony Nelson [drums]
Robert Lloyd (aka Bob Tregilgus) [drums]
(<Ram Jam Big Band, <The Cam-Pact/The Camp Act)
Eric Cairns [drums] (<Somebody's Image
>Company Caine >Captain Australia & The Honky Tonk)
Bruce Dwyer [drums]
John Pochée [drums]
Arthur Eisenberg [bass] (<Dr Kandy's
Third Eye, >Company Caine)
Les Gough [bass] (<Somebody's Image,
>Captain Australia & The Honky Tonk)
Jim Stanley [bass] (<Steppenwolf,
<early Canned Heat)
Phillip Rigg [bass] (<Mark IV)
Dennis Garcia [organ] (<The Mixtures,
<Andy James Asylum (Andy Anderson))
Vaughn Brus [organ] (<The Elliot Gordon
Peter Sheehan [organ] (<Freshwater)
Craig Mannell [organ] (<Daisy Roots)
Jamie Rigg [organ] (<Mark IV)
Bobby Gebert [piano] (>Tamam Shud,
Greg Foster [trombone, harmonica] (>SCRA,
Geoff Habgood [trumpet]
Alan Blakers [alto sax]
Geoff Naughton (aka Houghton) [sax]
Lindsay Farr [baritone sax, flute] (<The
Bernie Payne [alto sax, clarinet]
Bernie McGann [sax] (>Southern Comfort)
Geoff Oakes [sax] (<Ian Saxon and The
Sound, >Rocky Horror Show, >Renee Geyer)
Keith Barr [tenor sax, oboe] (<Nutwood
Rug Band, <Quill)
Richard Price [violin, tenor recorder]
Larry Duryea (aka Larry Taylor) [congas]
(>Tamam Shud, >Duck)
Charlie someone [bass] used for some album tracks
only (Charlie Deguara maybe).
Steve Stewart [tenor and alto sax] and Nicholas
Lyon [violin] used for a specific concert only.
(5377 Courtesy G Willington)
Fresh out of Asquith Boys High
School and keen to be rock 'n' rollers, van driver singer Graeme Willington,
brother Ian guitar and Leith Corbett bass guitar travelled from Sydney in this
Morris Commer van to investigate the music scene in Melbourne and Adelaide twice
in 1966. Graeme started as drummer singer in the band. A Greek drummer joined
the band in Melbourne enabling Graeme to become singer only.
Back in Sydney, the van was replaced
for a dark blue VW Kombi and new drummer was Graham Lewis.
Band leader/singer Graeme wanted to
add trumpet and saxophone players to the line up.
In May 1967, Philip Prideaux was
invited to join as trumpeter and eight months later resigned from his insurance
job with MMI to become a full time muso. Percy Ohrling joined on saxophone and Dale
Creary joined with his Hammond organ.
These seven band members together
formed the new Heart 'n' Soul and remained so for some time.
Drift music newspaper 26 May 1967.
(5156 and 5300)
Go-Set 23 August 1967 music
newspaper. DME stood for Dal Myles Enterprises.
Band manager for Heart 'n' Soul and
other well known bands was Dal Myles. Years later he hosted television shows
and became a TV newsreader/weather man. Later still, he operated
Dal Myles Special Tours
over the Blue Mountains. Ian Dalgleish (Dal) Myles, husband of Priscilla (Lyn)
died on 22 October 2002 aged 61.
(5158 and 5159)
Drift 28 July 1967.
A young woman working at Beethovens
Disco in Cunningham Lane Sydney (behind Chequers in Goulburn St between Pitt
and George Sts), her real name withheld by request, said in Nov 2016 that two
unnamed HnS band members bounced her car out of a tight 'parked in' situation
there. She said she was very grateful, especially in the early hours of 17 June
1967. Her diary was obviously well documented.
(5157 and 5161)
Phil writes .. Percy and I arrived
late due to a car accident with a Valiant car. We could not easily locate the
hotel either. Each band played alternate brackets, frustrating because the
stage was pretty small. The Trip, incorrectly billed as 'The Throbs' on the
above card, played the first bracket. Many in the crowd were dressed
outrageously. Each band had a hotel room to freshen up and relax in.
Heart 'n' Soul started with Philly
Dog – Hold On I'm Coming. Percy and I stood either side of singer Graeme so sax
and trumpet were often uncoordinated. Bozo (drummer Graham) knocked his glass
of beer into the PA amplifier. The amp survived.
(5362 and 5363 Both courtesy G Willington)
Vocals by Graeme
Willington, Leith Corbett,
Percy Ohrling and Ian Willington.
Festival recording studio, before its
upgrade, Miller St
(5364 and 5365 Both courtesy G Willington)
Dale Creary and Phil, Leith and Ian at the back wall.
(5366 and 5367 Both courtesy G Willington)
Percy Ohrling and Phil Prideaux.
(5368 Courtesy G Willington)
(5391 and 5392)
Heart 'n' Soul released their first
single 45rpm vinyl disc in January 1968.
"Who Could Be Loving You"
/ "She's Got The Time" [Festival FK 2127]
Festival producer/engineer Pat
Go-Set 17 January 1968 (not of
course 1698 as shown).
Percy Ohrling [tenor sax], Ian
Willington [guitar], Philip Prideaux 18½ [trumpet], Graeme Willington [lead vocals],
Graham Lewis 'Bozo' [drums], Leith Corbett 'Corby' [bass] and Dale Creary
Philip has written
Friday, Surf Club, Cronulla
We arrived about 20 minutes late as we were suddenly called
up to play there. We wore casual gear. The crowd was less enthusiastic than
before at this venue. Our first bracket was terrible and the rest of the night
was not much better. Philip was all over the shop on the trumpet and to top it
off, his pants split! Graeme's voice failed (broke) at the end of Another Tear
Falls. Bozo's drumming improved as the night wore on. Our manager Dal Myles
stayed for one bracket; was not impressed and said to play more exciting songs
like the one just played called "You Keep Me Hanging On". The song called
"She's Got The Time (She's Got The Changes)" was played for the first time to
an audience. It was to become the B side of our first 'single' release.
Saturday, Zondre's, Wollongong
Percy arrived late so for some reason we had to play "Wish
You Would" for as long as we could. Not to worry, the crowd was swinging and
applauded often. We wore our 'whites' outfit and as usual, one or two in the
band neglected to wear the correct matching black boots. We received good
applause for "She's Got The Time .." Corbie complained again of having to wear
baggy trousers. Philip tried for too many high notes and missed one or two but
survived the night well. Percy played some great solos with more originality.
All in all a good night for the band.
Sunday afternoon, Art Gallery, Sydney
Graeme, Ian, Corbie and Philip went to see acoustic guitarists
Don Andrews and Jan Gold play an excellent performance together. Arrangements
were made for Ian to call Don Andrews regarding possible guitar lessons.
Sunday night, Here Disco, North Sydney
There to play the first portion of the gig, 2 brackets, we
wore casual mainly, the guitarists wore Chinese style capes, Philip wore the
white and black stripe double breasted coat and Dale donned his flowered hat.
Despite early trouble with a microphone and unwelcome stage floor bounce for
trumpet, band balance was noted as the best to date simply by playing softer.
The second bracket contained better songs, Graeme boosted treble on the PA
after comments of indistinct lyrics. Complements came from Freddy Hampden and John Forest (singing instructor). It was also probably the hottest night we've experienced.
None the less, it was no excuse for Philip to consume rum then wine and suffer
the results somewhat publicly. Band on stage after Heart 'n' Soul was Python
Lee Jackson at 10:30 p.m.
Millers Hotel, Manly Vale.
Dale Creary [organ], Percy Ohrling
[tenor sax], Philip Prideaux [trumpet], Graeme Willington 'Will' [lead singer],
Graham Lewis 'Bozo' [drums], Leith Corbett 'Corby' [bass] and Ian Willington
(5162 Courtesy C Buchanan)
Go-Set. A staircase in the Rocks, Sydney.
The Sun Herald 14 Jan 1968.
Major Sydney newspaper. The Ram Jam
Big Band was of interest to Heart 'n' Soul.
(5166) (5334 Courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 23/1/1968 and unknown publication
Daily Telegraph 16/2/1968.
Autistic Association Sunday 25 Feb 1968.
Dale Creary [organ],
Percy Ohrling [tenor sax],
Philip Prideaux [trumpet, French
Willington 'Will' [singer],
Ian Willington [guitar],
Graham Lewis 'Bozo' [drums] and Leith Corbett 'Corby' [bass].
(5322 Courtesy G Willington)
Photos taken at Phil Ward Studios
296 Pitt St Sydney Ph 266544
Band's play list
(at about this point in time) Key
Let The Good Times Roll Sam Cooke F
Something You've Got Wilson
Picket F major
Everybody Needs Somebody Wilson Picket E
In The Midnight Hour Wilson
Picket (Cropper) F
This Train Negro
Charles F major
Sticks And Stones Ray
Charles Bb major
Treat Her Right Ray
Head F# major
I've Got A Woman Ray
Charles C major
Hoochie Coochie Man Willie
Dick*son G major
On Broadway Drifters F#
Same Old Song Four
Tops C major
Mojo Workout M
Shake Your Money Maker Traditional F
Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine Sevica? Lee F
I Feel Good James
Brown C major
Pappa's Got A Brand New Bag James Brown E
Down In The Valley Solomon
Bourke F major
Finger Poppin Traditional G
Dancing In The Street Marvin
Gaye A major
Mercy Mercy Don
Cavay F major
Take This Hurt Off Me Don Cavay F
Burnett E major
Work Song Nat
Adderley & Oscar Brown Jnr C
Lonely Weekends ? E
Another Tear Falls ? A
Walker and the All Stars Bb
If I Have A Ticket Negro
Let It Be Me Butter
- Everett F major
The Right Time ? F
Hold On I'm Coming ? ?
You Don't Know Like I Know ? ?
(5337 Courtesy G Willington)
The Sun Herald 25 Feb 1968
A REAL, live, quakin',
shakin' pop band has been booked to play at The Club on Sunday evening, March
31. If you're 21 or 71, we guarantee you'll enjoy hearing the group The Heart
'n' Soul. They have their own discotheque in George Street, near the Century
Theatre, and it's called "Up Tight".
This is derived from a hit
parader entitled "Everything's Up Tight, Out Of Sight".
Personnel in the group are
Graeme Willington, Ian Willington, Leith Corbett, Dale Creary, Phillip
Prideaux, Graham Lewis and Percy Ohrling. Their manager is a personable young
man named Dal Miles.
Between them, the boys play
20 instruments—guitars, electric organ, saxophones (in several sizes),
trombone, trumpet, drums, French horn, flute and others.
Leader is Graeme Willington
who, like all the boys in the group, has a strong liking for jazz.
Journalist Club journal 'Copy' March
Dale, Philip 19, Percy, 'Bozo',
'Will', 'Corby' and Ian.
Dale on his Hammond, Philip on valve
trombone, Percy on baritone sax.
(5174, 5175 and 5177)
Leaflet hand out - Go-Set 6/3/1968 -
Up Tight disco in Sydney.
February 1968, Up Tight disco was
created by DME and Heart 'n' Soul.
"Uptight" was also a television
rock show from Melbourne.
Philip, Percy, Graeme, Leith and Ian.
(5344 and 5349 Both courtesy G
Go-Set 24 Jan 1970 and Go-Set 19
"Uptight" was a four hour show
from Melbourne hosted by singer Ross D. Wyllie.
Happening '70 later replaced it.
Heart 'n' Soul often appeared therein
by way of segments recorded in Sydney.
(5335 Courtesy G Willington)
An enthusiastic fan entices a radio
station disc jockey
Go-Set 15/5/1968. The thought of
equipment insurance came to mind.
(5179 and 5178)
(5350 N.O.V.A clipping Courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 20 Dec 1969
Given time, the NOVA agency obtained
a greater share of venues for bands than DME had.
(NOVA, not to be confused with the Disability
Employment Service 45 years later).
Entrance to the Op Pop disco night
E.B. magazine 24/4/1968. Girls
(5181 and 5182)
Hand out leaflet and E.B. magazine
15/5/1968. Uptight was closed for 3 weeks. Re opened 3/5/1968.
Go-Set newspaper, 15 May 1968.
(5187, 5188 and 5189)
Go-Set 15th, 22nd
and 29th May 1968.
Ian Willington owned the sitar.
Go-Set 22 May 1968.
(5317 Courtesy S Wakely and 5318)
Wakely "During 1968 when I was on-air at 2KO as an
18yo DJ and with the encouragement of my very long time friend Reg Mason, I
also wrote for the groundbreaking Australian Music Magazine GO-SET - my columns
covered the Newcastle Music scene of the day - I wasn't a great writer but it
was interesting and I always got to meet and hang with the musos during what
was a great time in music and Newcastle had a really active music scene .....
It was very cool to be involved."
Percy and Philip 19 recording for
the Laurie Allen Review.
Songs were probably "As Long As I
Got You" and "Not Born To Follow".
(5153 and 5154)
'Session gig'. Philip played trumpet
on Thomas Hood's single.
Ian Thomas left The Showmen in 1967
and teamed up with keyboard wiz Chris Neale in Powerhouse. He released a single
under the name Thomas Hood in 1968.
Apparently worth $142 in 2017,
probably reasonable for the quick dub that it was.
(5183, 5184 and 5186)
(5297 Courtesy C Buchanan née Bradford)
Prestigious Here disco in North Sydney.
The band wore light blue suits
except Graeme in white. Name of Heart n Soul appears on the organ.
(5194 and 5197)
Go-Set 3 July 1968 – Application
(5121) (5371 Courtesy G Willington)
Philip and Graham Lewis at Uptight
disco. Shaving foam prank.
(5323 and 5324 Both courtesy G
Graeme at Uptight 1 May 1968
(5369 and 5370 Both courtesy G
Ian Willington at Uptight disco.
(5124 and 5120)
Philip Prideaux at Uptight disco.
(5122 and 5123)
(5372 and 5326 Both courtesy G Willington)
Phil and Percy Ohrling "double
brassing" - Graham Lewis
at Uptight Disco
(5325 and 5327 Both courtesy G
at Uptight Disco.
(5373 Courtesy G Willington)
Leith Corbett at Uptight disco
(5201 and 5210)
Go-Set 25 Sept 1968.
Heart 'n' Soul played the Flower Pot
Another disco well known at the time
was Jonathon's on
Broadway in Sydney.
Go-Set 25 Sept 1968.
Go-Set 2 Oct 1968.
Three band members appeared on the
Channel 10 show Blind Date (later known as 'Perfect Match"). A game show that
had a single girl make selection of one of the three band members who answered
her delivered questions most favourably. Dennis Garcia [organ] probably won the
mystery girl. The other two won sunglasses and aftershave lotion instead. Graeme
Willington was the mystery single for 3 girls in the other part of the show.
The band performed at the start of
the show and gained publicity.
Local Wollongong newspaper. Rare
photo of Vaughn Brus [organ] (not Vaughan).
It says "Percy plays 10 instruments
and Phil plays six"! Wishful thinking
(5328, 5329 and 5330 All courtesy G
Graham Lewis and Ian Willington in the
revamped Festival studio for the recording of single "Lazy Life"/ "Good Things
Come To Those Who Wait" later released in May 1969.
Graham Lewis never got to hear the
(5358 and 5359 Both courtesy G Willington)
Graeme and Lyn (Priscilla) wife of band
agent Dal Myles
- Ian and
Lyn was keen to add backing vocal to
the B side "Good Things .." which she clearly did.
(5360 Courtesy G Willington)
Philip Prideaux and Rory Thomas
[trumpets] and Percy Ohrling [tenor sax].
(5361 Courtesy G Willington)
Philip [French horn] and Percy
(5393) (5336 Courtesy G Willington)
Festival Studios building Pyrmont,
Rory Thomas producer of Lazy Life
The hired strings section for Lazy
Life was recorded at EMI studios, Castlereagh
Philip was disappointed with the
amount of reverberation effect added to the final recording.
'Lazy Life' score by Rory Thomas.
Sun Herald "Glitter" column
Banner above the stage.
Ray-o-Vac Batteries Spectacular
2 Feb 1969 at the Trocadero, compèred by Ward Austin and Dal Myles.
The Sun Herald clip above, provides
the list of bands performing including Clapham Junction. Five thousand fans
attended, with thousands more reportedly turned away. After their shock
announcement of a break-up, The Twilights gave their last NSW concert
performance at this event, a last-minute inclusion in the line up.
Both courtesy G Willington)
2HD concert at a Newcastle beach (probably
Nobbys Beach) Sunday 26 January 1969.
This most likely was the final drumming
performance by Graham Lewis.
(5208 and 5209)
The Sun 29/1/1969 and Go-Set
Monday night 27th January 1969,
Graham Lewis died in a car accident while driving alone in his Holden sedan. He
was just short of the home of his parents Ron & Joyce Lewis. A sad loss to
all including his girlfriend Madelaine Bull.
Philip shared a house with Graham in
Sydney suburb Pymble for some time and knew him to be a very enthusiastic,
outgoing and kind man. He had suffered some bouts of epilepsy.
(5298 Courtesy S Lambert)
Graham Lewis - January 1969.
Sun Herald 2/2/1969.
(5211, 5213 and 5212)
Go-Set 16/4/1969 and right (or bottom) is Go-Set
Go-Set 12/2/1969. Sydney Trocadero,
2/2/1969. Philip on trumpet. Name of the sax player during his brief stint is
uncertain. Brief appearances were not uncommon.
Philip almost 20 appeared on Channel
Ten, 4 March 1969 (TX next night).
Captured from movie (8mm film):
(3154 and 3155)
From the mid 1960's to the early
1970's - the "Awful Movies with Deadly Ernest" was a television
program on the 0-Ten network each week, in which host, Deadly Ernest, would present
"B" grade science fiction and horror movies. Some of the movies were
so bad, that Deadly Ernest even had sub-titles with captions to send up the
movies. Each state had its own person playing Deadly Ernest. In Sydney it was Ian Bannerman (above).
(3152 and 3153)
(3156 and 3157)
Peter Sheehan [organ] and Philip
appeared on the show's hosting links during the horror style movies.
Sydney's Sunday Mirror 23/11/1969. Ian Bannerman.
Go-Set 12/3/1969. Leith moves to
Dave Miller Set.
was regarded as a good bass player with a good sound but
preferred a heavier rock style band.
Philip's trumpet teachers included Harry
Berry, Mike Pennel (Dulwich Hill) and Larry Elam (Birchgrove, Daly Wilson Big
His trumpet a French Besson bought from
Boosey & Hawkes,
His music arranging teacher was
Charlie Lees at Drummoyne and George Golla at the
Sydney Conservatorium of
Harry Landis & Son P/L was a
significant musical instrument store in Park St, Sydney at the time.
(5126 and 5127)
Philip's French horn teacher was Reg
(5128 and 5129)
Tony Nelson [drums] and Phil Rigg
cruise organised by Philip's sister Susan Prideaux with Heart 'n' Soul
The musicians all had to tune about
a tone down from normal because the organ pitch changes with boat power!
publicity photos by Geoff Barrett. Road manager David posed as a sax
Ian carries Phillip Rigg and Jamie
Rigg on top. Behind are Tony Nelson and Phil Prideaux.
Philip P, Phillip R, younger brother
Jamie R, Ian, Tony and Graeme.
Tony, (David), Will, Phillip R, Ian,
Jamie and Philip P right.
(5150 and 5140)
"Lazy Life" / "Good Things Come To
Those Who Wait" single [FK-2949] was released in stores in May 1969.
Recorded at Festival,
Miller St Pyrmont.
Lazy Life composer: Gordon Haskell (UK).
Sun Herald 11/5/1969.
By May 1969 "Lazy Life"
was released. The single vinyl 45 later reached #1 in Brisbane.
(5219 and 5217)
Sun Herald no date – 20/7/1969.
(5340 and 5341 Both courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 31 May 1969.
Another Ray-o-Vac Pop Spectacular.
Three months earlier was at the Trocadero. (Ray-o-Vac Batteries).
(5331 Courtesy G Willington)
Exact date unconfirmed.
This Waltons Sydney store
was part of an Australian department store chain.
(5342 Courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 31 May 1969.
: Phil R, Tony, Ian. Below:
Jamie, Philip P 20, Geoff Naughton and Graeme.
(5226 and 5227)
Brisbane Telegraph 17/6/1969 and Sydney's Sunday Telegraph 10/8/1969.
(5380/5381 Courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 9 Aug 1969
. Fashion shoot. Ian did
not play clarinet.
(5332 Courtesy G Willington)
Another fashion shoot
. Philip Prideaux (right) with
unknown models in unknown publication.
(5299 Courtesy S Lambert)
1969 street poster.
Go-Set 30/8/1969. Will, Ian and
Work sheet issued while playing in Melbourne.
Stayed in the Baron of Beef in The Dandenong
Ranges near Melbourne owned by the parents of Lindsay Farr.
(5338 Courtesy G Willington)
Unknown publication 14 June 1969.
(5343 Courtesy G Willington)
Number 26 on 2SM's top 40.
(5230 to 5240)
Go-Set - Australian Top 15 charts.
(5241 and 5242)
Sunday Telegraph 10/8 and 17/8/1969.
2SM has organised a big farewell for the Executives, who take off to try their luck in the United States next month.
A series of lunch-hour concerts at Caesar's Palace beginning next Friday will give fans a last opportunity to see this top group.
Also on the same bill will be the Heart 'n' Soul, currently riding high on the Top 40 with "Lazy Life", and Frank Lewis, who wrote and recorded the anti-war hit "The Year Of War".
As Sydney's top recording group, The Executives deserve the best wishes of all in their attempt to crash the American sound barrier, but the big farewell seems rather exaggerated, considering they intend to be absent only four weeks.
Sunday Telegraph 17/8/1969.
(5402 Courtesy Karin Grant)
Graeme's autograph while in Caesars Palace 25/8/1969.
(5243 and 5244)
Sunday Telegraph 24/8/1969 and a record
store 4BH Brisbane chart for week commencing 29/8/1969 shows #1 in Brisbane.
(5339 Courtesy G Willington)
Craig Mannell [organ]
Donnie's Place - Go-Set 9 Aug 1969
. Heart 'n' Soul break up
is an incorrect report.
Go-Set 13/9/1969. Phil, Ian and
(5247 and 5246)
Go-Set 13/9/1969 and unknown source.
– Captured from movie (8mm film) –
(3146 and 3145)
Philip and some band gear en-route
to Queensland in a Kombi van belonging to 'roady' Alan below.
Captured from movie (8mm film) –
(3150 and 3149)
Radio 4IP concert, Ipswich, QLD, Lindsay
Farr [flute] and Philip Prideaux [trumpet].
(5248 and 5250)
Late 1969. Mad Mel was a popular radio
2SM disc jockey at the time.
Craig, Phil, Graeme and Ian. Right
of the Heart 'n' Soul PA speaker is possibly Les Gough [bass] and his often
worn black hat.
(5254 and 5256)
Go-Set 27/9/1969 and Go-Set 25/10/1969.
Go Set newspaper centre spread, 18
Graeme Willington, Craig Mannell,
Philip Prideaux, Lindsay Farr, Ian Willington, Jim Stanley and Robert Lloyd.
Same publication says that Heart 'n'
Soul was booked to play:
Cheetah Room (250 Pitt St Sydney) - Friday 24 Oct 1969
Bankstown Capitol Hall and Lalor Park Community Centre - Sat 25 Oct 1969
(5145 and 5144)
Lazy Life EP [Festival FX 11620]
(5146 and 5147)
Lazy Life EP, 4 tracks, first 2
(5260 and 5257)
Go-Set 18/10 and 22/11/1969.
Go-Set was usually dated on
Saturdays, but hit the stands days earlier.
(5151 and 5152)
[Festival FK 3409].
"Let Me Sing In Your Band" Composer:
Johnny Young, Arranger: Rory Thomas.
Released November 1969 (April 1970
in New Zealand, below).
Spencer Lee was audio engineer at
United Sound P/L, Pier St Sydney.
"Lights of Cincinnati" B side single
has two spelling mistakes on the label; should be one T in Cincinnati and Arranger:
Predeaux should be Prideaux.
(5388 and 5389)
"Lights of Cincinnati" arrangement
for the next single 45 B side release.
Town Hall (Psychedelic light show concert) Sydney 7 December 1969.
Jean Ethel Lewis (born 8 January
1945), was better known as Jeannie Lewis.
Roger Foley aka Ellis D Fogg said he
included the top slogan "Fly The First Family" from impressions he
gained from a comic character Mary Jane "MJ" Watson flying her
airplane across America, and/or from an oblique reference to Grace Slick's
'feed your head', and/or from the slogan seen in his gig at Melbourne's
Thumping Tum disco (later called Traffik) - take your pick.
(5396 and 5397 Both courtesy L Farr
and R Foley)
This poster version was coloured by
Jim Anderson who was Art Director at the London Oz magazine for a while.
The Bear Dancers were girls
performing on stage alongside the band, and were screen projected at back.
In Sydney, the girls gained
permission just prior, to strip and become bare dancers!
(5351 and 5348 Both courtesy G
Go-Set 20 Dec 1969 - Go-Set 19 Sept
Crest Granville on Friday 19
December 1969, then Paddington Town Hall on Sunday with Ellis D Fogg recognised
as Sydney's leading lightshow artist Roger
(5352 Courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 20 Dec 1969
(5403 Courtesy Doug Smith)
"Sound Of The 70's Australia's Top Pop Artists" part album cover. [Festival / Calendar Records SR66-9692].
(5353 Courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 20 Dec 1969
Melbourne tour December 1969
(Previous Melbourne tour was in September
Thanks to the hard work of Alexander
Gionfriddo and Deb Verhoeven at The Ultimate Gig Guide <http://tugg.me
> who compiled the following Melbourne tour date details.
Captured from movie (8mm film):
(3158 and 3159)
The new Ford truck replaced the old
blue Kombi van.
(5307 Courtesy L Farr)
2nd Adelaide Blues Festival held at Glenelg Town Hall, Adelaide on 1 January 1970.
Click disco photos, Seaton, Adelaide January 1970.
Ian [guitar], Eric [drums], Philip
20 [trumpet], Les [bass], Craig [organ] and Graeme [lead vocals].
Philip Prideaux [trumpet], Geoff Habgood
[trumpet], Graeme Willington [singer], Bernie Payne [sax], Ian Willington
[guitar], Eric Cairns [drums] and Lindsay Farr [baritone sax, flute].
(5354 Courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 10 Jan 1970
Never two French horns,
(5355 Courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 10 Jan 1970
Friday: Spinning Wheel Disco
Waterloo St Narrabeen then Paddington Town Hall
Saturday 10 Jan 1970: Hornsby (as
Sunday: Olivers in Wollongong
(5345 and 5346 Both courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 24 Jan 1970
(5265 and 5267)
A Sydney daily paper, date
uncertain, Ellis D Fogg is Roger Foley, Les Gough played bass guitar, not
Right is a leaflet hand out.
(5268 and 5269)
Origins uncertain 1970.
(5301 Courtesy P Davis)
4BC Brisbane 1970. "There were a
spate of these shows in the late sixties early seventies
" says Paul.
(5395 Courtesy L Farr)
Bishops Pilgrimage. 14th
and 15th March 1970.
Lindsay recalls that Heart 'n' Soul was the first act to
perform to a handful of people. After one hour, the event was cancelled because
the ocean water was too rough for people willing to take the journey there on
(5270 and 5271)
Bishops Pilgrimage - Bishop Island Festival Brisbane. The applause was for drummer Eric Cairns.
Island was formed in 1912 by dredging at the mouth of the Brisbane River. It ceased to be an island in 2004 when it was made part of the mainland.
"3334", an 'ambitious' composition/arrangement
by Philip Prideaux, audio recording saved.
(5394 Courtesy L Farr)
Ourimbah pop festival, NSW.
(5382 and 5383 Both courtesy G
Go-Set 4 Feb 1970
's first ever open-air rock music festival held at Ourimbah,
near Gosford north of Sydney.
Day Weekend in January 1970.
Authority was later known simply as Chicago.)
TV Times 18 February 1970.
Above: Graeme Willington and Heart
Article continued ..
(5376 Courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 4 Feb 1970
Music Maker, March 1970.
Philip Prideaux, Geoff Habgood,
Lindsay Farr and Bernie Payne.
(5279 and 5280)
Maker, March 1970.
to words in the previous article, Philip never performed with the flügelhorn and Geoff never played the French horn.
Vietnam War moratorium entry leaflet.
Heart 'n' Soul played:
First Movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – J.S. Bach
A Day in the Life – Paul McCartney
Thus Spake Zarathustra – Richard Strauss (also 'Spoke' and 'Sprach')
(5283 and 5284)
Melbourne tour June 1970
Includes snippets from unknown
publications and a related list of the tour date details gained from the
Ultimate Gig Guide.
(5285, 5288 and 5286)
(5289 and 5287)
(5291 and 5292)
The Bulletin, 4/7/1970. Greg Foster
and Graeme Willington photo.
Melbourne tour August 1970
Tour date details gained from the
Ultimate Gig Guide.
(5375 Courtesy G Willington)
Sun-Herald 16 Aug 1970 (four
Sun Herald Sydney 6 Sept 1970.
After this band breakup
announcement, it seemed the band held together for a while despite the exit of
Philip Prideaux and Graeme Willington soon after. There had been some
difference of opinions as to the future of the band and some adverse member
(5347 Courtesy G Willington)
Go-Set 19 Sept 1970
Maybe Heart 'n' Soul played at this
concert at the Sydney showground Moore Park on Saturday 19 Sept 1970.
According to Ian
Willington, Heart 'n' Soul played at the final concert of the Sydney Trocadero
along with the Frank Coughlan Band. Date for that was either 31 December 1970 (says
a Frank Coughlan biography) or 5 February 1971 (says Wikipedia).
Back Greg Foster, Alan Blakers,
Keith Barr, Lindsay Farr. Front: Arthur Eisenberg, Eric Cairns, Larry Duryea,
Graeme Willington. (Others obscured top left). Venue uncertain - Shane Levi's?
Same venue with Greg Foster, Geoff
Habgood, Arthur Eisenberg, Keith Barr and Lindsay Farr.
"Hot Boogie Band" album cover.
[Festival / Infinity SINL 934098]
Released in January 1971.
Philip Prideaux, Keith Barr,
Richard Price [violin], Lindsay Farr, Greg Foster, Les Gough, Larry Duryea.
Alan Blakers, Geoff Habgood, Eric
Cairns, brothers Graeme and Ian Willington.
(Despite the drawing, Les Gough did
only play bass guitar).
Audio engineer at
Festival records: Richard Batchens.
(Willington) shown at top are compositions
by Ian Willington.
(5143 and 5139)
Next 'single 45' taken from album: "Hot
Boogie Band" A side / "Earthrise" [Infinity INK-4086].
Music Maker January 1971 - The Sun
Herald 21 Feb 1971.
(5374 Courtesy G Willington)
The Sun Herald article by Gil
Wahlquist suggests in part that Festival Records was still seeking positive
reviews for the album, despite the band's demise.
It's also believed, as seen in the
article, that Festival/Infinity attempted some renaming of the album and the
name of the band too.
"Heart 'n' Soul -- by
then renamed "The Heart 'n' Soul Hot Boogie Band" -- was one of the
first acts signed to Festival's new progressive label Infinity, which was
launched in January 1971. When they recorded their ambitious Hot Boogie Band
album in late 1970, the group had expanded to twelve members, but sadly it had
split by the time the album and its accompanying single "Hot Boogie
Band" / "Earthrise" was released".
Says Philip Prideaux, if
you count singer,
drums, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, six piece brass/woodwind section,
violinist and conga payer, there were finally 13 members of the band.
Regarding Hot Boogie
Band" by Heart 'n' Soul, <rateyourmusic.com> states:
Genre: Jazz-Rock - Jazz,
Chamber Music, Boogie Rock, Afrobeat.
(5384 Courtesy L Farr) (5357
Courtesy G Willington)
US Billboard 16 January 1971, Infinity
– Origin unknown
(5356 Courtesy G Willington)
Graeme saved this his sheet
of Phil's arrangement that was never rehearsed.
"MacArthur Park" is a song written and composed by Jimmy Webb and sung by Richard Harris.
(5400 Courtesy L Farr)
Andy Anderson, Graeme and
Ian Willington. No other details known.
(5401 Courtesy L Farr)
Greg Foster, Lindsay Farr
and Andy Anderson.
Group Therapy - The Stars Of Infinity.
Vinyl LP compilation 1972
The first track on the A side has Hot Boogie Band - Heart
So You Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll
Star, Volume 2 - The Psychedelic Years of Australian Rock 1967-70.
Festival double vinyl LP 1977 -
Various artists compilation.
Track 3: Lazy Life by Heart 'n' Soul.
The same recorded listing appears as
Volume 2 on a later Festival CD release (shown next).
So You Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
(Remastered) - Festival CD set 1998.
(5149 and 5148)
Sixty Hits of the 60s. Boxed CD set
[BMG Australia] Released 1996.
Lazy Life on CD Disc 3 track 11.
Australian Pop of the 60s - Volume 2
- Move Baby Move - Sony-BMG 2009 CD set.
Another compilation with Lazy Life.
Following the success a year earlier
when this photo was taken, the Sixties Rock 'n' Roll Re-union Party returned to
the Revesby Workers Club on Wednesday 20th March 2002.
Hundreds were invited by organiser
George Crotty and the turnout was huge.
George moved to Australia from Serbia in the late 60's and was forever after a champion of Aussie 60s music.
Unfortunately, George suffered a massive heart attack a few days before the
second reunion. He remained in a coma in intensive care for several days. The
event still went ahead with stage performances, memorabilia displays and of
course the story telling.
Heart 'n' Soul's Dale Creary
[organ], Robert Lloyd [drums] and Phil Prideaux [brass] attended.
George Crotty died from a fatal
heart attack at his doctor's surgery July 2010.
Where are they now
Graeme Willington [singer, congas, band
Pictured at right with Phil Prideaux
24 April 2017.
After HnS, Graeme took on a number of interests linked to
the music industry. He also created a chain of hair salons called MGS and
invested heavily in real estate on Sydney's northern beaches.
With his brother Ian, he produced the West End production of
Elvis for a short season at the Capital Theatre in Sydney and also in Brisbane. The show portrayed three stages of the life of Elvis Presley.
Graeme was creator, co-writer and producer of a 1h 40min TV
movie called Skin Deep that aired on the Nine Network in 1983 starring many
well known Australian actors including Nicole Kidman.
Graeme was an accomplished sail board rider and travelled
globally as a writer for a sail board magazine.
He had an independent business allied to the construction
He spent five years writing a children's book called Iggy Rock (by Graeme Allen) now being
Graeme died unexpectedly on Tuesday 27 February 2018 in his Palm Beach Sydney home. He had celebrated his 69th birthday earlier that day and died peacefully in his sleep from a brain aneurysm. He was considered to be fit and there was no indication of medical problems beforehand. His ashes were scattered in a ceremony on the southern headland of Palm Beach on Sunday 16 September 2018, hundreds of people in attendance.
Astonishingly, well renowned singer of the time Jeff St John passed away exactly one week after Graeme died.
Ian Willington [guitar]
Pictured at left with Phil Prideaux
10 November 2012.
After HnS, Ian performed in the orchestra of the stage shows
of Hair and Godspell, and as a freelance guitarist for two years. He joined a
corporate band playing at business functions for four years.
With his brother Graeme, he produced the West End production
of Elvis for a short season at the Capital Theatre in Sydney and also in Brisbane. The show portrayed three stages of the life of Elvis Presley.
Ian had a skippers licence to operate a large function boat
owned by the Morgan family used for corporate events in Sydney, Brisbane and
Melbourne. It was even 'shipped' to Perth for events during the Americas Cup in
January 1987. Ian was often the musician on board as well.
Ian and his wife now live on a property north of Glen Innes
NSW, where for 20 years has taught guitar and performed in local rock bands.
Percy Ohrling [tenor sax]
After Percy Ohrling left Heart 'n' Soul, he toured Vietnam with English rock and roll singer-songwriter-guitarist Tony Sheridan in 1969. He
was invited to join Tony in England, but decided to return to Australia where he joined a group called "Natural Gas". They played pop and jazz in Singapore and Japan, though not Australia.
He had his associate diploma in civil engineering to fall
back on and finally settled down working as a structural designer all over Australia, Singapore and Indonesia.
He has now retired to Russell Island in Queensland where he
writes fictional and non-fictional books.
Lindsay Farr [baritone sax, flute]
(5315 and 5316
Lindsay graduated, with a hand shake from 1930s-40s big band
leader Woody Herman, from the Jazz composition program at Berklee College of
Music in Boston USA in 1977. He then worked in studios as an audio engineer for
a while. Lindsay has operated a highly successful Bonsai nursery in Melbourne for some decades. He recently bought himself an alto flute.
Tony Nelson [drums]
Tony returned to his homeland in the UK. He found that selling office machines in London was lucrative for some time. When he moved south
to Brighton he entered the property letting business. Twenty years later he
became a financial advisor which has been ongoing. Musically, he plays drums
around twice a week, one rehearsal and one worship service on a Sunday.
Sometimes there are other gigs too. Marriage to Sue has continued and they have
Jamie Rigg [keyboards]
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Jamie moved into musical arranger/director of television
productions and touring shows including ABC-TVs "Long Way To The Top". He has
held high positions with the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) and in 2017
Head of Contemporary Music at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA).
He lives in Sydney.
Robert Lloyd [drums]
Says Robert (Facebook 2 June 2015) "It was a pleasure to
play drums with Heart and Soul, some great music because of the arrangements
and big sound."
Says David N. Pepperell (Facebook 19 October 2016)
"Robert lives in Melbourne and has now taken to guitar, singing and
writing songs with the same energy and enthusiasm that he has given to all his
other creative projects. He's not a bad poet either."
Says John Robinson Jan 2010 "Leith and I go back to 1969,
where we were members of The Dave Miller Set.
Leith was the bassist on our biggest hit - Mr Guy Fawkes.
He returned from Spain in the mid 80's and settled in Tilba
About Heart 'n' Soul, Leith says "That's not me fake playing
in the studio or live in the sticks. I had been with the Willingtons since High
school, the divorce had to happen. Left sunday, auditioned for the Dave Miller
Set wednesday and started gigging with them saturday..from a 7 piece motown
wanna be into a balls to the wall rock outfit...so much more fun...new 400 watt
Lennard bass rig....get outa my way......still larfin".
Greg Foster [trombone]
Life for Greg after HnS included time with Sydney jazz-rock
band Southern Contemporary Rock Assembly (SCRA) 1971-2, and Sydney jazz band
Galapagos Duck. He has recently been a school teacher for less fortunate kids
in the Glenorie area north west of Sydney.
Craig Mannell [organ]
Relocated to farm life near Nimbin
Richard Price [violin]
Some years ago, Richard was living in Perth and had played
with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli's orchestra.
Bruce Dwyer [drums]
Bruce died about May 2015. He was only involved in the
recording of a few tracks of Heart 'n' Soul's "Hot Boogie Band" album
in late 1970. It is believed that he did not play with the band on stage.
Rory Thomas [keyboards, trumpet]
Rory Thomas was the producer/arranger of two of Heart 'n'
Soul's singles 'Let Me Sing In Your Band' and 'Lazy Life'. He died at his Rouse
Hill Sydney home after a long battle with cancer on 27 Dec 2010. He was 68.
Keith Barr [tenor sax, oboe]
UK-born reed player Keith Barr died as a result of a diabetic
attack on 2 July 1971, shortly after HnS folded.
Philip Prideaux [trumpet]
Seen here aged 15, Philip played
trumpet in his school cadet band.
After Heart 'n' Soul, Philip joined the Southern Comfort
band for awhile playing mainly at Fox's Hole in Coogee. Line up included Andy
Anderson (aka Andy James) and guitarist Phil Eisenberg.
After enduring medial work to support his new family
including two months pressing vinyl at Festival Records, Philip embarked on a
new career in television production in 1980 in the area of studio lighting,
then audio director/supervisor. His work in Sydney television stations and
outside broadcasts had been his mainstay since, his trumpet rarely out of its
In 2009, he obtained a diploma in Digital Media, which at
his age became more of a hobby than a livelihood. He has always lived in Sydney.
"Care to come down and give
us a few blasts on your trumpet? There's a couple of guests we want to shift!"