Monday, 21 September 2015

Merv Benton - Rockin' Hot

I Got Burned/When I Get Paid/Shake, Rattle And Roll/Sell My Soul

 The Merv Benton (real name Mervyn Bonson. b. 12 August 1942) story is a fascinating chapter of the Beat Boom in Australia. From his base on the Melbourne dance circuit, Merv gained national attention and quickly became one of the most popular male singers in the country. In early 1964 he signed with Melbourne's W&G Records and became one of their most prolific artists, releasing seventeen singles, six EPs, and three LPs between 1964 and 1967, and scoring an impressive run of fifteen Top 40 singles in his hometown (several of which also charted in other cities). But in 1967, at the height of his popularity, Merv was struck down by throat problems that ended his singing career

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