Song

Hitch Hiker: BOBBY AND LAURIE

Australian singles charts:
Hitch Hiker entered the Kent charts on 2 April 1966 and was a #1 hit. The song was #4 on the Top 100 of 1966.

Album:
The song is on the 1966 album Hitch Hiker.

Songwriter:
Roger Miller

Producers:
Laurie Allen, Bobby Bright, Albert Productions

Pop Archives:
Melbourne’s Bobby Bright and Laurie Allen had a number of pop hits in the mid-60s, from the danceable Laurie Allen composition I Belong With You (1965) to the country style Hitch Hiker. They were regulars on the Go!! TV pop show and later had their own show on ABC TV, It’s A Gas, later Dig We Must.
Bobby & Laurie broke up in 1967 but their 1969 reunion produced two further hits, The Carroll County Accident (1969) and Through The Eyes Of Love (1970).
Read more: poparchives.com.au/bobby-and-laurie/hitch-hiker

Bobby Bright speaks about Hitch Hiker with Brian Nankervis on ABC Melbourne: www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/thefridayrevue/bobby-laurie-hitchhiker-back-story/10133418

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