Saturday, 23 May 2015
Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands/A Happy Pair/ Land Of Beauty/Why
The Delltones are a popular Australian rock 'n roll band, originally formed in 1958. They started out as a vocal harmony group with members: Brian Perkins, Noel Widerberg, Ian 'Peewee' Wilson, and Warren Lucas. In 1962, their single "Get a Little Dirt on Your Hands" was in the top five on the Australian charts. Lead vocalist Noel Widerberg died in a motor vehicle accident. His position was later filled by Col Loughnan.
The Delltones have been entertaining Australian audiences for over five decades; their most successful recording years were in the 1960s. Ian 'Peewee' Wilson is the only current member from the original line-up. In the mid-1980s, he transformed the group from a vocal quartet to a five-piece vocal band. This, along with other stylistic changes, led to the band's resurgence and the chart topping, rock ‘n roll revival album, Bop Til Ya Drop. The band remains one of the most consistent live entertainers in Australia. It has arguably the longest performing and recording history for a vocal harmony band, with an original member, in Australia.
Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands #10 Sydney #17 Melbourne #5 Brisbane #10 Adelaide #14 Perth