Melouney tips hat to musical mates
Melouney’s musical career started in a garage in Hornsby, NSW and took him to the world stage, performing with Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs and then with The Bee Gees on hits such as Poison Ivy and his ‘‘signature tune’’, Over the Rainbow. After launching his career in Australia, Melouney travelled to the UK, where his old friends the Gibb brothers had just hooked up with producer Robert Stigwood. Melouney joined The Bee Gees in the studio, recording New York Mining Disaster with the group. Many hits followed, including To Love Somebody, Massachusetts and I Started a Joke, as did appearances on TV shows and back-toback concerts. ‘‘It was an incredible couple of years,’’ Melouney (pictured) says. Since returning to Australia, the singer and guitarist continues to play his take on the group’s songs and The Aztecs’ hits in his solo show.
Vince Melouney plays Twin Towns on Tuesday at 11am. Tickets are $5 to $10.