Sandy Scott was the only son of English parents. In his teens, he took a day job at a bank in Sydney and at night he was singing with local bands. He was making studio recordings in the early 1960s. His big break came with national exposure on Brian Henderson's television show, Bandstand. Sandy was very popular and signed a 10-year contract to appear exclusively on the program. His biggest selling hit song came with Wallpaper Roses in 1966 and at that time he was rated the country's #1 vocal star.

In 1971 his album Great Scott - It's Sandy went gold. His big hit single in 1972 was “Now” a sweeping waltz ideal for weddings. “Now” reached #38 and was his last major hit on the top 40 before he concentrated more on stage work. He played lead roles in stage shows such as Hello Dolly, Mame and The Desert Song. His career highlights include performances in front of Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles in 1988, a Command Performance for The Queen Mother in Adelaide and touring America as a representative of the Australia Music Industry. He also worked as a television compare, hosting shows such as Family Feud, Sound of Music and $10,000 Winner Circle. He married Carol Jacobsen (Col Joye's sister) and they had two boys.

Here is his last hit single, "Now":



  1. Just thought you'd like to know that I tried the above link to hear Sandy's last hit single "Now" on MP3 but I had no success.
    Regards - Joseph H

  2. My Father, Archie Levin, wrote a couple of songs recorded by a singer named Sandy Scott in 1959 or 60. This was recorded in New York City. Do you have any recordings of a song called "I hope I hope"? Thanks. My email is lewvcps@aol.com

  3. Could you please tell me Sandy`s history after he married Carol......I used to sing with him at talent quests & we were in shows together when he started out.....he must be seventy now....is he still alive........I really admired him.

    1. I also would like to know what happened to Sandy

    2. I knew and followed Sandy for years and then he dropped out. I often wonder what happened with him.

    3. Sandy, Col Joye, Little Patti and Barry Crocker were my fav singers I often wonder what the look like now. I saw Little Patti an Col Joye on TV last week. It was good seeing them

  4. Can anyone tell me the first names of Australian singer Sandy's parents. My elderly mother is asking if his mother is still alive. She knew her. Thanking for any help....LR

  5. Sorry for the delay in responding to your query.
    Sandy Scott's (Stage Name) father's name was John Thom King GILCHRIST (B.22/3/1904) and his mother's name was Thelma.
    The pregnant Mrs. Gilchrist arrived in Sydney, Australia in August 1940 aboard the Dutch registered "SS Christian Huygens" after being evacuated from the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong via Manilla in the Philippines, in advance of the pending Japanese attack on Hong Kong which didn't actually occur until 8th December 1941. Sandy's father was interned as a POW in the Japanese POW Camp at Stanley in Hong Kong for the duration of hostilities against Japan (until early Sept. 1945). Sandy was obviously born in Australia during or after August 1940 which would make him coming up to his 76th birthday soon.