Grace Jones Scottish/Aussie New Wave songwriter's brothers
July 3, 2010 5:40 AM Subscribe
Silly old Grace Jones is, what, now -- 62? You remember her. Yeah, but how about recalling this -- her 'Walking in the Rain'? Remember that? Just a copy, a bad one. Of a bad song, by eighties New Wave droners Flash and the Pan. Yecch. Songwriter? Diminutive George Young, there with the Chinese eyes and cigar. Born in Scotland, he was taken with music and especially the British invasion when he was a teen. Earlier, he was a guitarist for the mid-sixties group The Easybeats, who recorded an absolute classic, 'Friday on My Mind,' which he co-wrote. He's still the short one there, incidentally. David Bowie famously covered it, on Pin-ups. Anyway, his folks moved to Australia while he was still in his teens, which in parts explains why the Easybeats are considered the greatest sixties group from 'down under.' Hey, who knew? And who knew this? George's little brothers did even better than he did, Rock n' Roll wise.
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