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Diary of a 60's Cover Band (Blog)

We have now added an incredible new song to our repertoire from one of the most influential US psychedelic bands of the 60's, Vanilla Fudge. It's their 1967 upside down version of the hit by the Supremes "You Keep Me Hanging On". Check it out!

Last year we added the astonishing song "Something in the Air", recorded in 1969 by the one hit wonder band Thunderclap Newman. They were put together by Pete Townsend around a drug addled drummer (Speedy Keene) and an eccentric jazz pianist (Thunderclap Newman). The song has a killer middle instrumental section.

Our most requested song is "Everlovin' Man" by The Loved Ones. We added this song in 2006 in honour of the late great Gerry Humphries. Dennis does the most astonishing version you've heard bar the original. See him in action here. 

Remember the 60's?

The 60's were an exciting, revolutionary, turbulent time of great social and technological change: assassination, unforgettable fashion, new musical styles, Camelot, civil rights, women's liberation, a controversial and divisive war in Vietnam, the first manned landing on the moon, peace marches, World's Fairs, flower power, great TV and film and sexual freedom.

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Video Samples

Please note : this is raw amateur video footage using camera sound only!
The majority of the video clips below are hosted by youtube.com.
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Special thanks to Pat McGrath, Julius Millar, Jimmy Stephens, Ryland Summers. Lachlan White and Andre Faz for their videography.
N.B. Scroll down to view non-youtube videos and sound files (in green).

Wrokdown


WROKDOWN is a Channel 31 TV show screening at 9pm on Saturdays and 12pm on Mondays.  If you've ever wondered what happened to your favourite musos from the 60's and 70's,  this show is the one to watch and the website is the place to visit.

Channel 31 Interview with Pete Robinson (courtesy of Annican Productions)
"Wrokdown" Interview with Pete Robinson (full version) - January 2008 (youtube)
"Wrokdown" interview with Pete Robinson (short excerpt only) (youtube)

youtube Video Samples

For the best 130+ video clips of The Substitutes on youtube, CLICK HERE.

This are high definition and high quality videos:

Recorded April 18, 2015, Flying Saucer Club - NEW

I Can See For Miles - The Who (youtube)
Underture - The Who (youtube)

That's Life - Wild Cherries (youtube)

Recorded November 22, 2015, Flying Saucer Club - NEW

You Really Got Me - The Kinks (youtube)
Till the End of the Day - The Kinks (youtube)

Dead End Street - The Kinks (youtube)

Autumn Almanac - The Kinks (youtube)

A Well Respected Man - The Kinks (youtube)

Recorded September 27, 2014 Musicland - NEW

It Won't Be Wrong - The Byrds (youtube)
Wheels on Fire - The Byrds (youtube)

So You Want to Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star - The Byrds (youtube)

Recorded July 27, 2013, Musicland

You Really Got Me - The Kinks (youtube)
Fortune Teller - The Throb (youtube)

Baby Please Don't Go - Them (youtube)

Wild Thing - The Troggs (youtube)

Shapes of Things - The Yardbirds (youtube)

Theme from The Monkees - The Monkees (youtube)

We Gotta Get Out of This Place - The Animals (youtube)

Such a Lovely Way - The Groop (youtube)

Around and Around - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Come and See her - The Easybeats (youtube)
Sad and Lonely & Blue - The Easybeats (youtube)
Heaven and Hell - The Easybeats (youtube)

Pretty Girl - The Easybeats (youtube)

St Louis - The Easybeats (youtube)

Recorded March 23, 2013, Caravan Club

This are high definition and high quality videos of a performance of the Rolling Stones first album track by track
featuring ROBERT PRICE

Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones (youtube)
Carol - Rolling Stones (youtube)

I Just Want to Make Love to You - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Honest I Do - Rolling Stones (youtube)

I'm a King Bee - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Now I've Got a Witness - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Route 66 - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Little by Little - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Tell Me - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Can I Get a Witness - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Mona - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Walkin' the Dog - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Bonus Track

Little Queenie - Rolling Stones (youtube)
featuring STEVE LUCAS

Recorded at the Myrniong Music on the Park Festival, March 17, 2012

Itchycoo Park/Lazy Sunday/Tin Soldier - Small Faces (youtube)
Take a Heart - The Sorrows (youtube)

Recorded December 3, 2011, Carnegie Hall

This is high a definition and high quality video being a preview of the 
 "Live at Carnegie Hall 2" DVD now available. 

Sunshine of Your Love - Cream (youtube) NEW
featuring PAUL WOOKEY

Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones (youtube)
Women - The Easybeats (youtube)

It's My Life - The Animals (youtube)

Hold Me Tight - The Beatles (youtube)

Light My Fire - The Doors (youtube)

Back in the USSR - The Beatles (youtube)

Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds (youtube)

All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks (youtube)

Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf (youtube)

The Loved One - The Loved Ones (youtube)

I'll Make You Happy - The Easybeats (youtube)

Little Boy Sad - MPD Ltd (youtube)

She's So Fine - The Easybeats (youtube)

She's a Woman - The Beatles (youtube)

Psychotic Reaction - Count Five (youtube)

Summer in the City - Lovin Spoonful (youtube)

Sorry - The Easybeats (youtube)

Friday on My Mind - The Easybeats (youtube)
She's Not There - The Zombies (youtube)

Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (youtube)
featuring Paul Wookey

I'm a Man - The Yardbirds (youtube)
It's All Over Now - Rolling Stones (youtube)

See Me Feel Me / Pinball Wizard (excerpts from "Tommy") - The Who (youtube)

Lazy Sunday - Small Faces (youtube)

Hold Me - PJ Proby (youtube)

Little Queenie - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Undecided - Masters Apprentices (youtube)

(Let's) Get Together - The Youngbloods (youtube)

Tobacco Road - Nashville Teens (youtube)

Wedding Ring - The Easybeats (youtube)

Do It Again - The Beachboys (youtube)

For Your Love - The Yardbirds (youtube)

Rosalyn - Pretty Things (youtube)

Recorded September 17, 2011, Carnegie Hall

Carol - Rolling Stones (youtube)
Sampler of 5 songs (youtube)

Recorded July 17, 2010, Carnegie Hall

These are high definition and high quality videos some of which feature in the "Live at Carnegie Hall" DVD now available. 

Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann (youtube)

Happy Jack - The Who (youtube)
Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds (youtube)

Itchycoo Park - Small Faces (youtube)

Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann (youtube)

Black Night - Deep Purple (youtube)

Glad All Over  - Dave Clark Five (youtube)

Bits and Pieces - Dave Clark Five (youtube)

Soothe Me - The Groove (youtube)

Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones (youtube) [with Jenny Goldsmith]

My Generation - The Who (youtube)

Picture Book - The Kinks (youtube)

The Beat Goes On - Sonny & Cher (youtube) [with Jenny Goldsmith]

I'm a Boy - The Who (youtube)

Hold Tight - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (youtube)

Cathy Come Home - The Twilights (youtube)

Take a Heart - The Sorrows (youtube)

Soothe Me - The Groove (youtube)

Birthday - The Beatles (youtube)

Boom Boom - The Animals (youtube)

These Boots are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra (youtube) [with Jenny Goldsmith]

Step Back - Johnny Young (youtube)

Drive My Car - The Beatles (youtube)

Tin Soldier - Small Faces (youtube)

Substitute - The Who (youtube)

Going Up the Country - Canned Heat (youtube)
Pictures of Lily - The Who (youtube)

Needles and Pins - The Searchers (youtube)

Recorded July 2, 2011, Carnegie Hall

Get Ready - Dusty Springfield (youtube) [with Jenny Goldsmith]
I Just Want to Make Love to You - Rolling Stones (youtube)
Creeque Alley - Mamas & Papas (youtube) [with Jenny Goldsmith]

Recorded May 1, 2010, Carnegie Hall

Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf (youtube)
These Boots Are Made For Walkin - Nancy Sinatra (youtube) [with Jenny Goldsmith]

Take a Heart - The Sorrows (youtube)

I'll Come Runnin' Over - Lynne Randell (youtube) [with Jenny Goldsmith]

February 6, 2010, Carnegie Hall

Instant Karma - John Lennon (youtube)

Recorded December 31, 2009 Khyats Hotel

Instant Karma - John Lennon (youtube) [plus Judy & Kate]

Recorded November 21, 2009 Carnegie Hall

Step Back - Johnny Young (youtube)
Simon Says - The Groove (youtube)
I'll Be Back - The Beatles (youtube)

Recorded November 11, 2009 Kew RSL

On the Road Again - Canned Heat (youtube)
The Last Time - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Recorded October 24, 2009 Carnegie Hall

Suite Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby Stills & Nash (youtube) [with Paul Wookey]
Carry On - Crosby Stills Nash & Young (youtube)

Bits and Pieces - Dave Clark Five (youtube)

Recorded October 3, 2009, Carnegie Hall

My Generation - The Who (youtube)

Recorded September 16, 2009, Monash University

And Your Bird Can Sing - The Beatles (youtube) NEW
San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon & the Animals (youtube)
Get Off My Cloud - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Lady Madonna - The Beatles (youtube)

I'm a Man - The Yardbirds (youtube)


Recorded June 20, 2009, Maroondah Sports Club

Let's Spend the Night Together - Rolling Stones (youtube)
Fortune Teller - The Throb (youtube)

Recorded March 20, 2009, Clayton RSL

Something in the Air - Thunderclap Newman (youtube)
Groovin' - Young Rascals (youtube)

Just a Little - Beau Brummels (youtube)
Lazy Sunday Afternoon - Small Faces (youtube)
Nowhere Man - The Beatles (youtube)

Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young (youtube)
See Me Feel Me / Pinball Wizard - The Who (youtube)

Recorded November 29, 2008, Williamstown RSL

Birthday - The Beatles (youtube)
(Bloke rock night!)
Black Night - Deep Purple (youtube)

Paranoid - Black Sabbath (youtube)

Recorded November 8, 2008, Dutch Club Carnegie

Little Boy Sad - MPD Ltd (youtube)
Pictures of Lily - The Who (youtube)

Hang on Sloopy - The McCoys (youtube)

Go Now - Moody Blues (youtube)

Undecided - Masters Apprentices (youtube)

My Back Pages - The Byrds (youtube)

Don't Bring Me Down - Pretty Things (youtube)

Recorded October 25, 2008 East Malvern RSL

Soothe Me - The Groove (youtube)
Lies - The Knickerbockers (youtube)

Carol - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Recorded October 12, 2008 Croation Club, Geelong

Light My Fire - The Doors (youtube)
Happy Jack - The Who (youtube)

Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds (youtube)

Recorded September 20, 2008 Bentleigh Club

Psychotic Reaction - Count Five (youtube)

Carry On - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (youtube)

Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones (youtube)

Tobacco Road - Nashville Teens (youtube)
Look Through Any Window - The Hollies (youtube)

She's a Woman - The Beatles (youtube)
Help Me Girl - The Animals
(youtube)
Sad Dark Eyes - The Loved Ones (youtube)
Hold Tight - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (youtube)

All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks (youtube)

Till the End of the Day - The Kinks (youtube)

Recorded April 26, 2008, Williamstown RSL
If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Manfred Mann (youtube)

Recorded February 9, 2008, Powerhouse Sailing Club
Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones (youtube)
You Can't Do That - The Beatles (youtube)

Recorded December 22, 2007, Bentleigh Club

Shapes of Things - The Yardbirds (youtube)

You Keep Me Hanging On - Vanilla Fudge (youtube)
Saturday Date - Toni
McCann (youtube) [with Joey from Dollsquad]
Woodstock - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (youtube)

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield (youtube)

Going up the Country - Canned Heat (youtube)

Hold Me - P.J. Proby (youtube)

Recorded October 27, 2007, Williamstown RSL

Dead End Street - The Kinks (youtube)
You Keep Me Hanging On - Vanilla Fudge (youtube)

Sha La La Lee - Small Faces (youtube)

Recorded October 6, 2007, Ormond Hall:
Videos marked with "*" feature Joey and Lulu from
DollSquad go go dancing!

The Loved One - The Loved Ones (youtube)
Friday on My Mind - The Easybeats (youtube)*
Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown (youtube)
I'll Make You Happy - The Easybeats (youtube)*
Sorry - The Easybeats (youtube)*
Wedding Ring - The Easybeats (youtube)
All I Really Want to Do - The Byrds (youtube)

Bus Stop - The Hollies (youtube)

Needle in a Haystack - The Twilights (youtube)*
Women - The Easybeats (youtube)*

Recorded September 29, 2007, Williamstown RSL:

Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five (youtube)

Recorded July 7, 2007, Stella Maris Mariners Club:

Let's Get Together- The Youngbloods (youtube.com)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles (youtube.com)

Don't Bring Me Down - The Pretty Things (youtube.com)

Recorded June 30, 2007, Williamstown RSL:

Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks (youtube.com)
When I Was Young - The Animals (youtube.com)

Recorded June 6, Daylesford Hotel:

Under My Thumb - Rolling Stones (youtube.com)

Recorded May 26, 2007, Williamstown RSL:

Hold Me Tight - The Beatles (youtube.com)
I'm a Boy - The Who (youtube.com)

Can I Get A Witness - Rolling Stones (youtube.com)
Rosalyn - Pretty Things (youtube.com)

Picture Book - The Kinks (youtube.com)

Recorded March 17, 2007, Kew RSL:

Itchycoo Park - Small Faces (youtube.com)
It's All Over Now - Rolling Stones (youtube.com)

It's My Life - The Animals (youtube.com)

Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful (youtube.com)
Tell Her No - The Zombies (youtube.com)
We Can Work it Out - The Beatles (youtube.com)
Lies - The Knickerbockers (youtube.com)

Black Magic Woman - Santana (youtube.com)

Recorded November 11, 2006 at the Eltham RSL:

Substitute - The Who (youtube.com)
Tin Soldier - Small Faces (youtube.com)

Little Red Rooster - Rolling Stones (youtube.com) 
Something in the Air - Thunderclap Newman (youtube.com)
Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds (youtube.com)

Everlovin' Man - The Loved Ones (youtube.com)

Natural Born Woman - Humble Pie (youtube.com)

Nowhere Man - The Beatles (youtube.com)

Recorded June 3, 2006 at the St Kilda Bowling Club:

Bring It On Home - The Animals (youtube.com) 
She's So Fine -  The Easybeats (youtube.com)
She's Not There - The Zombies (youtube.com)
San Franciscan Nights - The Animals (youtube.com)
Oh Well (Part 1) - Fleetwood Mac (youtube.com)

October 9, 2004, Ormond Hall (with Mick Hamilton)

Oh Well (Part 1)- Fleetwood Mac (youtube) NEW
Gimme Little Sign - Brenton Wood (youtube)

Days - The Kinks (youtube)

Summertime Blues - The Who (youtube)

May 24, 2003, St Kilda Army & Navy Club (with Paul Wookey)

Autumn Almanac - The Kinks (youtube)
Lola - The Kinks (youtube)

Marsha's Mood - John Mayall (youtube)

November 16, 2003, Tower Hotel, Camberwell (with Paul Wookey)

Kinks Selection - Lotsa Kinks (youtube)

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Non-youtube Video Samples

Recorded October 6, 2007, Ormond Hall:
Videos marked with "*" feature Joey and Lulu from
DollSquad go go dancing!

The Loved One - The Loved Ones (862kb)
Friday on My Mind - The Easybeats (1074kb)*
Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown (951kb)
I'll Make You Happy - The Easybeats (925kb)*
Sorry - The Easybeats (748kb)*
Bus Stop - The Hollies (786kb)
Women - The Easybeats (1051kb)*
Baby Please Don't Go - Them (966kb)

Recorded March 17, 2007, Kew RSL:

I'm a Man - The Yardbirds (3277kb)

Recorded June 3, 2006 at the St Kilda Bowling Club:

Keep on Runnin' - Spencer Davis Group (1296kb)
Girl - The Beatles (2098kb)
Substitute - The Who (1997KB)
All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks (985kb)
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks (2460kb)

Recorded live at the Mountain View Hotel Richmond, May 20. 2006

Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (2304kb) 

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Sound Samples

Recorded live at various gigs during 2007. N.B. these are not studio recordings!:

Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
Bring it on Home to Me - The Animals

Everlovin' Man - The Loved Ones
You Keep Me Hanging On - Vanilla Fudge
Dead End Street - The Kinks
Tin Soldier - Small Faces
San Franciscan Nights - The Animals
Rosalyn - Pretty Things
Going Up the Country - Canned Heat

Fire - Crazy World of Arthur Brown

N.B. The DVD youtube clips have superior sound will give you a better idea of how good we are (very!)

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Fact Sheet in Colour 

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Song List

In Word format (24kb) 

Flyers in Colour 

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Casino Royale.gif (55kb)
60's Collage.gif (76kb)

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