Drummond was one of the most prominent one-hit wonders of the 1970s. The main musicians who recorded the first two Drummond singles were Graham Goble, Russ Johnson and John Mower, the members of Alison Gros, the trio which was renamed Mississippi in 1972 (and which evolved into Little River Band in 1975).

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 Coolextended out to over three and a half mins.



  1. Can you please, please, please share and post "For You Blue" / "The Grasshopper"

  2. Can you please, please, please, plese PLEASE share and post "For You Blue" / "The Grasshopper"

  3. How about adding the original single for download "For You Blue/The Grasshopper" - the world would thank you and strew rose petals before your feet as you walk.

  4. According to Graeham Goble's website (http://www.graehamgoble.com/reminiscing-singles) he was not involved with Drummond's first single "For You Blue"/"The Grasshopper" - can anyone prove otherwise?

  5. Hi... unfortunately the link is broken