Monday, 1 February 2016
No One Really Loves a Clown/Talkin'/The Wanderer/Take Your Time
Single on Western Australian label Clarion No One Really Loves A Clown Australia 1967 #5 Melbourne #7 Brisbane #4 Perth by this Perth pop star who had a handful of charting records 1967-68, of which this was the biggest hit.
Robbie Snowden, was born in the UK but had lived in Australia since infancy. He started out recording advertising jingles for a Perth agency and appeared on Johnny Young's TV show. Signed to Clarion Records, he had a #1 in Perth 1966 with a version of Dion's The Wanderer (also #7 Brisbane) and relocated to Melbourne in 1967. In later years he worked at Radio 4GG and the Sunshine Coast Daily, and he also worked as a cruise ship director for a while. Robbie Snowden passed away in December 2009, aged 61.