"DELINQUENT DADDY" WAS A BONUS TRACK ON THE "BLUE DAY" OZZIE VINYL 12" .
ALTHOUGH IT WAS CALLED A SPECIAL MIX IT ONLY RAN 3 MINS.
BELOW IS THE 5 MINS EXTENDED VERSION.
ENJOY SOME HIGH POWERED 1980'S POP.
PAUL GAFFEY WAS A SYDNEY BASED ARTIST WHO HAS LEFT AN INDELIBLE AND TOUCHING MARK ON OZ POP WITH HIS SINGLE "THE BAND PLAYED OOM PA PAH". THE SINGLE WAS A QUALITY PRODUCTION MADE BY FESTIVAL RECORDS IN SYDNEY. THE HARPSICHORD WHICH IS HEAVILY ECHOED MAKES A DRAMATIC AND POIGNANT TOUCH THROUGHOUT THE TRACK.
THE 45 R.P.M. SINGLE CHARTED IN THE LOWER REACHES OF THE TOP 40 BUT OVER TIME HAS NOT DIMINISHED WITH AGE...THIS IS A SONG WHICH I PERSONALLY LIKE TO LISTEN TO ON A.N.Z.A.C. DAY. THE BASIC STORY LINE IS ABOUT A WOMAN REMINISCING ABOUT THE DAYS SHE SPENT AT THE LOCAL BALLROOM WITH HER INTENDED BEFORE HE WENT TO WAR IN 1944.
PLEASE TAKE A LISTEN TO THIS TRACK AND BE TRANSPORTED BACK IN TIME TO AN ERA OF GRAND BALLROOMS AND LOST LOVES.
THE DOWNLOAD HERE IS A STEREO VERSION OF THE SONG.
Paul's other work includes:
A symphonic concept album from '75 - dark, haunting and tasteful, filled with mellotrons, acoustic / electric guitars, painful and majestic musical songs. Musicians: *Paul Gaffey/vocal *Stan Wilson/organ, piano *Peter Harris/mellotron *Doug Gallagher/drums, conga *John Young/bass *Mark Punch/acoustic guitar, electric guitar *Jim Kelly/acoustic guitar *Simon Heath/moog *Tony Buchanan/sax *Don Wright/sax
NOT ONLY DID HE HAVE A LONG AND LEGENDARY T.V. CAREER BUT HE HAD A MAJOR HIT IN 1969 WITH A JACKIE TRENT AND TONY HATCH NUMBER CALLED "YOU'RE EVERYTHING". JACKIE WROTE IT AND TONY PRODUCED THE ALBUM AND SINGLE.
AS FAR AS I CAN ASCERTAIN THE 7" SINGLE MIX HAS NOT MADE IT TO C.D.
BELOW IS THE LINK TO THE SINGLE:
I was born in England. My parents escaped from Europe in 1939 while many of their immediate family perished and started a new life in that foreign country. With two good friends, I left England in 1970 and ended up in Australia for about 4 years. It was there on the Phillips label I recorded “Dark Side Of The Door” and “Don’t Drop That Bomb On Australia” which was in response to the French blowing up the Pacific island of Muraroa with nuclear weapons. No worries mate! It was also in Sydney where I met Ellen from Wichita and was saved from my ragamuffin ways. I have three children with the lovely Ellen and we all live in a live in a cottage by the sea in Los Angeles. A fairy tale ending!
Here is Pete’s OZ made single “Dark Side Of The Door” which has never been placed on CD.
Drummond's first single, released in June 1970, was "For You Blue". This debut single evidently sank without trace, but their second single became one of the surprise hits of 1971. Drummond recorded a novelty 'chipmunk' version of the Slay-Crewe standard "Daddy Cool". Remarkably, the Drummond version of "Daddy Cool" became a massive national hit. It was at #1 for eight weeks on the Go-Set national chart and spent a staggering total of 34 weeks on the Top 40 in the second half of 1971 and into early 1972, becoming one of the biggest selling Australian singles of the year. It is now rated #87 in the list of the 100 longest-charting #1 singles on the Australian Top 40.
There were mono and stereo versions made of “Daddy Cool”. The stereo version has never appeared on C.D.
Fable subsequently released three more singles under the Drummond pseudonym, but none of these were successful and it is understood that the Goble, Johnson and Mower were not involved in these recordings.
Jun. 1970 "For You Blue" / "The Grasshopper" Jun. 1971 "Daddy Cool" / "Hot Mumma" Jan. 1972 "You Talk Too Much" / "Scotty" Nov. 1972 "Singin' The Blues" / "I Have Changed" Mar. 1975 "The Bump" / "Listen to the Song" Sep. 1977 "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" / "Shall We Dance".
Here is the rare stereo mix of “Daddy Cool” extended out to over three and a half mins.