LITTLE RIVER BAND (Australian Version*)


*For the later American version of Little River Band / LRB Music Artist profile please visit our Little River Band (American Version) page.

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Little River Band (Australian Original Version)

DESCRIPTION: Little River Band (Australian Original Version) had a distinctive and popular Australian version of the West Coast Sound which they successfully exported to the USA during the late 1970's and 1980's during the height of their career.

ACTIVITY STATUS: The Australian version ceased to exist when drummer Derek Pellicci left in 1998 (as the last remaining Australian member). The American rights holder of the name (owned by american guitarist Stephen Housden) still operates under the Little River Band brand.

ACTIVITY PERIOD: 1975 - 1998 (From 1998 onwards LRB as a brand changed ownership to the American version - see LRB American Version)

MUSIC GENRE: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Soft Rock, West Coast Sound


RECORD COMPANIES / LABELS (Current & Past): EMI, Harvest, Capitol, WEA, MCA



Little River Band is an Australian rock band, formed in Melbourne in 1975. The group chose the name after a road sign to the Victorian township of Little River, near Geelong. Little River Band enjoyed sustained commercial success in not only Australia, but also in the United States. During its career, the band sold more than 25 million records and achieved 13 U.S Top 40 hits - to add to awards gained in Australia.
The band's original members were: lead vocals Glenn Shorrock; acoustic guitar & vocals Graham Goble; rhythm guitar & vocals Beeb Birtles; guitar David Briggs; lead guitar Ric Formosa; bass guitar Roger McLachlan; and drummer Derek Pellicci. The music and lyrics for most of the group's compositions were contributed by Goble and Shorrock primarily — with contributions from Birtles and Briggs.
In May 2001 the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, named "Cool Change", written by Shorrock, as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time. The 'classic line-up' of Birtles, Goble, Pellicci, Shorrock, guitarist David Briggs and bass guitarist George McArdle, were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004 (Source: Wikipedia)


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