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• The Valentines were an Australian rock pop band active from 1966–1970, and boasted a twin lead vocal attack, very popular down under with a sound somewhere between The Rolling Stones and The Easybeats.
• On lead vocals were Bon Scott, who later went on to great success as lead vocalist with AC/DC; and Vince Lovegrove, who subsequently became a successful music journalist and manager of the Divinyls.
• They first recorded for Clarion Records in 1966 as The Spektors then changed their name to The Valentines in time for the first single release, coupling Arthur Alexander’s ‘Everyday I Have To Cry’ and the Small Faces’ ‘I Can’t Dance With You’.
• Their next release, issued in September 1967, was the unusual ‘She Said’, wherein The Easybeats provided Clarion with a rare composition. The Valentines later notably also covered the latter’s ‘Peculiar Hole In The Sky’ to great effect (it titled a CD on ACE of prime Australian Big Beat).
• RPM now presents the complete Valentines recordings enhancing the Clarion label years with the singles subsequently released on Philips.
1. EVERYDAY I HAVE TO CRY
2. CAN’T DANCE WITH YOU
3. SHE SAID
4. TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU
5. GLORIA (THE SPEKTORS)
6. ON MY MIND (THE SPEKTORS)
1. I CAN HEAR THE RAINDROPS
2. WHY ME?
3. PECULIAR HOLE IN THE SKY
4. LOVE MAKES SWEET MUSIC
5. SOOKY SOOKY