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William Richard Thorpe, AM (29 March 1946 – 28 February 2007) known as Billy Thorpe, was an English-born Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and musician. As lead singer of his band Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, he had success in the 1960s with "Blue Day", "Poison Ivy", "Over the Rainbow", "Sick and Tired", "Baby, Hold Me Close" and "Mashed Potato"; and in the 1970s with "Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy". NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988. Featuring in concerts at Sunbury Pop Festivals and Myer Music Bowl in the early 1970s, the Aztecs also developed the pub rock scene and were one of the loudest groups in Australia. NOTE: On-line copy has limited view.

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[Sydney?] : Rock of Ages ; Pyrmont, [N.S.W.] : Festival Music Pty. Ltd. [distributor], c1972
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[Sydney ?] : Rock of Ages ; Pyrmont, N.S.W. : Festival Music, c1972
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