Town Criers (band)
The Town Criers were an Australian pop band formed in 1964. By 1967 their line-up was Andy Agtoft on lead vocals, Mark Demajo on bass guitar (ex-Gemini 5), Sam Dunnin on lead guitar (ex-Gemini 5), Chris Easterby on drums, and George Kurtiss on keyboards. Their first single was a cover version of the Kinks' album track, "The World Keeps Going Round", which was issued in 1965 but did not chart.
|Origin||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
They released a cover version of American singer, Robert Knight's "Everlasting Love", as a single in February 1968, which reached No. 17 on the Go-Set National Top 40 alongside United Kingdom's Love Affair's rendition which peaked at No. 23 on the same chart at the same time. Kurtiss left the group in May 1968 and was replaced on keyboards by John Taylor (ex-Strings Unlimited). Their next single, "Unexpectedly", did not reach the top 40.
Agtoft was replaced early in 1969 by Barry Smith from Adelaide and Taylor left without being replaced. Town Criers released further singles, "Any Old Time (You're Lonely and Sad)" (March 1969), "Love Me Again" (October 1969) and "Living in a World of Love" (May 1970), before disbanding in 1972. Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, opined, "[they] made a name for themselves with a melodious, commercial pop sound and squeaky-clean teen idol image... By the end of 1971, [their] sound had become outmoded, and the members went their separate ways."
- "The World Keeps Going Round" (1965): Trend Records (TT 111)
- "Everlasting Love" (February 1968): Astor Records (A-7095) AUS: No. 17
- "Unexpectedly" (September 1968): Astor Records (A-7115)
- "Any Old Time (Your Lonely And Sad)" (March 1969): Festival Records (FK-2857). #53
- "Love Me Again" (October 1969): Festival Records (FK-3217) AUS: No. 35
- "Living in a World of Love" (March 1970): Festival Records (FK-3561). #42
- "Laughing Man" (May 1971): HMV (EA-9527)
- "Love, Love, Love" (November 1971): HMV (EA-9720)
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