Australian singles charts:
The Dawn Song entered the Kent charts on 13 September 1971 and peaked at #41.
Billy Thorpe, Warren Morgan
Record label of Australian release:
During 1971, Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs continued to win over Melbourne’s audiences with their power-blues repertoire. A four-piece band following the departure of Loyde, the Aztecs (Thorpe, Morgan and Wheeler, with new drummer Gil “Rathead” Matthews) headlined a major concert at the Melbourne Town Hall. The evening’s performance, including Morgan’s commandeering of the town hall organ, was captured on the album Live at Melbourne Town Hall, and which has since become known for the group’s deafening performance, which (it was claimed) cracked the windows of neighbouring buildings.
By contrast, the pastoral-sounding The Dawn Song was released in 1971. A moderate hit, it displayed the musical diversity of Thorpe and his colleagues at this time.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Thorpe_and_the_Aztecs
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