Melouney tips hat to mu­si­cal mates

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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.

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