His Master's Voice

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Allen & Unwin, 1999 - Popular music - 222 pages
Jim Keays, the lead singer of the Masters Apprentices, tells of life in a top rock band in Australia in the sixties.

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User Review  - hippyheart - LibraryThing

Surprisingly well written personal history about The Master's Apprentices a Melbourne based pop group of the sixties. However once again those intimate personal details that round off a well written autobiography are either omitted or glossed over. Read full review


One vision
Rebel without a clue
saw them standing there
Mustang rally
Born to be alive
Adelaide alive
Feels like teen spirit
On the road to somewhere
Band molls paradise
The beach ball or the fountain pen
The penthouse of illusion
Let there be drum
The day the sixties music died
The four stooges do Panama
Abbey Road
We are heavy we are brothers

The boys in the bubble
Big day out
Living in a childs dream

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Page 19 - That concert was one of the great days of my life and I made up my mind then and there that I had to be in a band.
Page 44 - It had no real chorus line and no lyric that seemed to jump out as a title. 'What shall I write on the tape box?
Page 41 - I was determined that this was not going to happen to me, not because I was a coward but because I loved music Deirdre and me. How did we get that lot of hair to look like 'short back and sides'?
Page 53 - Adelaide on the car radio and had to pull over to the side of the road to listen to it.
Page 99 - What he lacked in formal education, he more than made up for in raw talent.
Page 100 - This must seem like financial madness now, but we didn't look at it that way at the time. It was something we felt we had to do for the greater good.
Page 2 - I must have been conceived in late 1945, only a few months after the end of World War II.

About the author (1999)

Jim Keays was born in 1960 in Glasgow and was adopted out as a child. His adoptive family immigrated to Australia in 1951 and settled in Adelaide. He joined The Mustang's as a singer in 1965 and the band changed its name to 'Masters Apprentices' soon after. After the band split in 1974 Keays went on to launch a successful solo career and be the staff writer for Go-Set magazine. The Masters Apprentices were recently inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

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