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Encyclopedia > Sherbet (band)
Sherbet
Background information
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genre(s) Rock, soul, pop
Years active 1969-1979
1979-1980 (as Highway)
1980-1984 (as The Sherbs)
1999-present
Label(s) RSO Records, MCA Records, Atco Records
Members
Clive Shakespeare
Daryl Braithwaite
Tony Mitchell
Garth Porter
Alan Sandow
Harvey James
Former members
Dennis Laughlin
Gunther Gorman
Tony Leigh
Sam See
Danny Taylor

Doug Rae
Bruce Worrall
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Sherbet (a.k.a. The Sherbs and Highway) was one of the most prominent and successful Australian rock bands of the 1970s. Their biggest singles were "Summer Love" (1975) and "Howzat" (1976), both reaching number one in Australia. "Howzat" was also a top 5 hit in the UK. Though the band's success in the U.S. was more limited, "Howzat" was a #61 hit in America, and under the name The Sherbs they also hit #61 in 1981 with the single "I Have The Skill". Throughout the 1970s, the group was managed by Roger Davies. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... In music, a band is a company of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of or improvising a musical arrangement on different musical instruments. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... It has been suggested that Management system be merged into this article or section. ... Roger Davies is an Australian-born artist manager. ...

Contents

History

From 1970 until 1984 Sherbet scored 20 hit singles in their homeland (including two number ones) and released several platinum status albums. The single "Howzat" which was number one in 1976, also reached number four in the UK Singles Chart. “Golden record” redirects here. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...


They were the first Australian band to reach $1M in record sales in Australia; the first Australian band to turn their merchandising into a huge industry; and they pioneered the concept of massive regional tours. In 1976, the book "Sherbet On Tour", by Christie Eliezer, sold 55,000 copies in its first week. It has been suggested that Childrens gramophone records be merged into this article or section. ... A coffee mug bearing the logo of a company or organization is a common example of product merchandising. ...


Formation and Early Years (1969-1971)

Sherbet were formed in Sydney in 1969 by guitarist Clive Shakespeare with members of his former band, Downtown Roll Band. Initially they started out as a soul band doing Motown covers and other soul and rock-based material. The band's first single was 1970's "Crimson Ships", a cover of a song by Badfinger; it featured original Sherbet vocalist Dennis Laughlin. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 4. ... the very definition of a guitarist is cody allen and taylor hines because of there un ending guitar skills and awsomnes. ... Clive Shakespeare (born 3 June, 1949 in Southampton, England) was the founder and lead guitarist with the successful Australian rock band, Sherbet. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Motown Records, Inc. ... Badfinger were a rock/pop band formed in Swansea, Wales in 1965, and one of the earliest representatives of the power pop genre. ...


Daryl Braithwaite joined Sherbet in 1970, initially as a second lead vocalist. However, Laughlin left the band within a matter of months and Braithwaite then became Sherbet's sole lead singer. Daryl Braithwaite (born January 11, 1949) is an Australian singer who rose to fame as the lead singer of successful band Sherbet in the 1970s, and went on to have a number of solo hits in the 80s and 90s. ...


In 1971, Sherbet won Australia's prestigious national rock band contest Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds, and in 1971 and '72 had their first hits with covers of Blue Mink's "Can You Feel It Baby?", Delaney and Bonnie's "Free The People" and Ted Mulry's "You're All Woman". Hoadleys Battle of the Sounds was an annual national rock/pop band competition held in Australia from 1966 to 1972. ... Blue Mink was a British five-piece pop group from 1969 to 1973. ... Delaney and Bonnie & Friends was a group started by Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, which featured the elite session artists of the day, such as Carl Radle, Jim Price, Bobby Keys, Rita Coolidge, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Gordon, Leon Russell, Dave Mason and revolving guest lead guitarists which would include Eric Clapton... Ted Mulry (September 2, 1947 – September 1, 2001) was a British born singer, songwriter and musician who achieved success in Australia firstly, as a solo performer, and then leading his own band Ted Mulry Gang, sometimes officially credited as just TMG. // Solo Ted Mulry first came to the attention of...


Ascendancy to Stardom (1972-1975)

By early 1972, after much turnover, Sherbet's line-up had solidified to include lead vocalist Braithwaite, Shakespeare on guitar, bassist Tony Mitchell, keyboard player Garth Porter, and drummer Alan Sandow. As well, the band had evolved from a soul-based covers band into a pop/rock outfit that mostly relied on original material, although Sherbet would also continue to release the occasional cover tune throughout the 1970s (including Leiber and Stoller's "Hound Dog", The Beatles' "Nowhere Man" and Free's "Wishing Well".) However, from 1972 to 1976, Sherbet's chief songwriting team of Shakespeare and Porter were responsible for co-writing the lion's share of the band's music, which deftly combined British pop and American soul influences. A singer is a musician who uses their voice to produce music. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... Tony Mitchell (born 5 September, 1951 in Sydney, Australia) is a songwriter and bass guitarist who rose to fame in the 1970s with the Australian rock band, Sherbet. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Garth Porter (born September 24, 1948 in Hamilton, New Zealand) is a Country music songwriter who co-wrote some of the songs, with Lee Kernaghan, for the live Musical theatre production The Man From Snowy River: Arena Spectacular. ... A drummer in Action A drummer is a person who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... Alan Sandow (born 28 February, 1958 in Adelaide, Australia), was the drummer with the Australian rock band, Sherbet. ... Jerry Leiber (born April 25, 1933) and Mike Stoller (born March 13, 1933) are among the most important songwriters and music producers in post-World War II popular music. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Free was a British R&B-style rock band which formed in London in 1968 best known for their popular song All Right Now. Lead singer Paul Rodgers went on to become lead singer of the rock band Bad Company along with Simon Kirke on drums, while lead guitarist Paul... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...


The band released their first album (Time Change...A Natural Progression) in 1972. The accompanying single "You've Got The Gun" (written by Shakespeare, Porter and Braithwaite) was Sherbet's first self-penned A-side, and charted at a respectable #27. The following year, the band hit the top 10 for the first time with the Shakespeare/Porter original "Cassandra". A string of hits followed in Australia, with Sherbet consistently releasing original Top 10 hits such as "Slipstream" (1974), "Silvery Moon" (1974) and the #1 hit "Summer Love" (1975). In fact a total of 12 Sherbet songs reached the Australian top 10, and the band became the darlings of Australia's teenyboppers and made regular appearances on the top TV pop show Countdown. Sherbet's albums also charted well in their homeland: 1973's On With The Show peaked at #6, 1974's Slipstream hit #5, 1975's Life...Is For Living was a #6 hit, and their first Greatest Hits compilation from 1975 became their first #1 album. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from late 1974 until July 19, 1987. ...


From 1974, lead singer Braithwaite also maintained an active solo career alongside his Sherbet work, with Sherbet members often playing on Braithwaite's solo singles.


Beginning in 1975, Sherbet's records were produced by Richard Lush who had helped to engineer The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, amongst other albums. Porter also began to take an occasional lead vocal on Sherbet singles. His vocals can be heard on "Hollywood Dreaming" and "A Matter of Time". The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... For other uses, see Sgt. ...


Throughout this era, Sherbet toured Australia regularly and with remarkable thoroughness; they were one of the few bands to consistently commit to playing full-scale concerts in even the remotest regions of the country.


International Success...and Lack Thereof (1976-1979)

In January 1976, Shakespeare left Sherbet citing 'personal reasons'. The last song he played on before leaving the band was "Child's Play", a #5 hit in February.


Shakespeare was replaced very briefly by Gunther Gorman, then in April by Harvey James. Around this same time, bassist Tony Mitchell stepped up to join Porter as Sherbet's new main songwriting team. The Porter/Mitchell duo was responsible for penning "Howzat" (1976), the band's only international hit, and a song which was inspired by the sport of cricket. The song's success lead to a massive international tour in 1976/77. A cricket match in progress. ...


In fact, "Howzat" became a #1 hit in Australia, and a top ten hit throughout most of Europe, as well as South Africa, several Asian nations and parts of the Middle East -- but it failed to reach the American Top 40, stalling at #61 in Billboard's Hot 100. As well, while the Howzat album hit #1 in Australia, it failed to chart in the U.S. altogether. American Top 40 (commonly abbreviated to AT40) is an independent internationally-syndicated radio program currently hosted by Ryan Seacrest. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


Looking to become a truly international phenomenon, from 1977 Sherbet spent several years attempting to make an impact in the United States. Their 1977 album Photoplay was retitled Magazine for US release, and featured elaborate gatefold packaging. Though Photoplay and its lead single "Magazine Madonna" were successes in Australia (both reaching #3 on their respective charts), the retitled Magazine LP failed to chart in the U.S., largely because the band's name seemed absurd to American audiences.


With U.S. success proving elusive, the band's label RSO Records felt that the lightweight name "Sherbet" may have been hurting their chances. Accordingly, the band's final U.S.-recorded studio album from 1978 (the self-titled Sherbet) was issued in the States under the group name Highway and titled Highway 1. But despite the new group moniker, the Highway 1 record flopped in the U.S. RSO Records was a record label, formed in partnership with Polydor Records by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood in the late 1960s, after the death of his business partner and mentor Brian Epstein. ...


At the same time, the band's career in Australia started to go into somewhat of a decline. Though the Sherbet album peaked at #3, "Another Night On The Road" (1978) was Sherbet's final top 10 hit in Australia. The band's next single, "Beg, Steal or Borrow" missed the chart completely, and January 1979's "Angela" (from the soundtrack to the film Snapshot) only crawled to #85.


Their Australian success was on the wane, and whether as Sherbet or as Highway, the group had been unable to come up with a follow-up international hit to "Howzat". Seemingly frustrated by the sudden career turnaround, after issuing a final single in Australia as Highway ("Heart Get Ready", which flopped at #89), the band broke up in mid-1979.


The Sherbs Era (1980-1984)

The breakup didn't last long. In 1980, the band reconvened with exactly the same personnel, but with another new name (The Sherbs) and a somewhat modified progressive new wave sound. This version of the band had some minor successes in America, but didn't chart at all in Australia. Bold text New Wave in the late 1970s and early 1980s was inspired by the punk rock. ...


The Sherbs' first album The Skill made the lower rungs of the Billboard album charts in the US, reaching #100. It was the first album by the group -- under any of their names -- to chart in America. An accompanying single ("I Have The Skill") also became the band's second US chart hit at #61. ("Howzat" had also reached the same US chart position of #61 in 1976). Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


The Sherbs also received airplay in the US on Album-Oriented Rock (AOR) radio stations with both "I Have The Skill" and "No Turning Back". In fact, The Sherbs appeared on the very first AOR-oriented Rock Tracks chart issued by Billboard in March of 1981: "I Have The Skill" debuted on that inaugural chart at #45. A week later, on the chart dated March 28th, the track climbed to #14, in the process becoming the band's biggest US hit on any chart. Album-oriented rock (sometimes referred to as Adult-oriented rock or as West Coast Rock), abbreviated AOR and originally called album-oriented radio, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ...


A second Sherbs album, Defying Gravity, followed in 1981, but failed to produce a single that charted in the US Hot 100. However, the band did chart again on Billboard's Rock Tracks Chart with the album cut "We Ride Tonight". Staying on the chart for 16 weeks the track reached number 26 in June of 1982. The track's mild AOR success was not enough to ignite album sales in the US, though, as Defying Gravity only reached #202 on the album charts. The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ...


A mini-album Shaping Up appeared in 1982. It was critically well received, but spawned no hits and missed the chart completely. The Sherbs were now in a position where the American listening public was apparently largely indifferent to their new releases, and -- despite their newer, more contemporary sound -- their Australian fans had seemingly written them off as a relic of the 1970s. Garth Porter has said that he found this especially frustrating, as he felt The Sherbs were actually writing and performing better material during this era than in their 1970s heyday.


Harvey James left The Sherbs towards the end of 1982 to be replaced by Tony Leigh. The band finally decided to call it a day in 1984, reverting back to the "Sherbet" moniker for a surprisingly successful farewell tour of Australia and a final single, "Tonight Will Last Forever". Shakespeare and James rejoined Sherbet on the final tour.


Following the group's break-up, lead singer Daryl Braithwaite went on to a successful solo career in Australia, and Garth Porter and Clive Shakespeare became successful record producers. Daryl Braithwaite (born January 11, 1949) is an Australian singer who rose to fame as the lead singer of successful band Sherbet in the 1970s, and went on to have a number of solo hits in the 80s and 90s. ... In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung by a single performer (solo is an Italian word literally meaning alone). ... Garth Porter (born September 24, 1948 in Hamilton, New Zealand) is a Country music songwriter who co-wrote some of the songs, with Lee Kernaghan, for the live Musical theatre production The Man From Snowy River: Arena Spectacular. ... Clive Shakespeare (born 3 June, 1949 in Southampton, England) was the founder and lead guitarist with the successful Australian rock band, Sherbet. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ...


Reunions (1999-present)

Sherbet have continued to come together to perform on occasion over the years. Their first reunion was for a special for ABC-TV on New Year's Eve 1999 (i.e., December 31, 1998/January 1, 1999). This reunion was held without drummer Alan Sandow: former Kevin Borich/Australian Crawl drummer John Watson filled in. is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Australian Crawl was an Australian rock band formed by James Reyne (lead vocals/piano) and Simon Binks (lead guitar) in 1978 and joined by Guy McDonough (co-lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Bill McDonough (drums, percussion), Paul Williams (bass guitar), and Brad Robinson (rhythm guitar). ...


With Sandow on board, the band reunited again for the Ted Mulry Benefit Concert in March 2001 and then a benefit show for Wayne Jarvis in June 2003. Ted Mulry (September 2, 1947 – September 1, 2001) was a British born singer, songwriter and musician who achieved success in Australia firstly, as a solo performer, and then leading his own band Ted Mulry Gang, sometimes officially credited as just TMG. // Solo Ted Mulry first came to the attention of...


Sherbet now usually performs as a six piece line-up of Braithwaite, Sandow, Mitchell, Porter, James and Shakespeare, as in a recent live appearance at the May 2006 Australian TV Logie Awards, where they performed their biggest hit, "Howzat". This performance launched the Countdown Spectacular tour which they headlined throughout Australia during September and October 2006. The band also played three warm-up shows in August 2006 billed as Daryl Braithwaite and Highway [1] so as not to pre-empt the Sherbet reunion for the Countdown Spectacular. The Logie Awards are the Australian television industry awards, which have been presented annually since 1959. ...


2006 also saw the release of two newly recorded tracks featured on the Sherbet - Super Hits CD: "Red Dress" (Porter/Shakespeare/Braithwaite/Mitchell/James/Sandow) and "Hearts Are Insane" (Porter), both produced by Ted Howard. A compact disc or CD is an optical disc used to store digital data, originally developed for storing digital audio. ... Ted Howard has been Executive Director of The Democracy Collaborative and of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives. ...


2007 sees the release of a new live compilation on CD and DVD entitled "And The Crowd Went Wild" encompassing material recorded in the 70's at shows in Sydney, Melbourne and the UK.


Discography

Singles

Release date Title Chart Positions
Australia

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UK

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US

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US

rock tracks United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Modern Rock Tracks chart. ...

March 1970 "Crimson Ships"
March 1971 "Can You Feel It Baby" #22
December 1971 "Free The People" #36
August 1972 "You're All Woman" #13
October 1972 "You've Got The Gun" #27
June 1973 "Hound Dog" #21
August 1973 "Cassandra" #5
September 1973 "So Glad You're Mine"
June 1974 "Slipstream" #7
September 1974 "Silvery Moon" #9
March 1975 "Summer Love" #1
April 1975 "Wishing Well" #24
August 1975 "Life" #7
November 1975 "Only One You" (A-Side) #6
→ "A Matter of Time" (B-Side) #6
January 1976 "Child's Play" #5
May 1976 "Howzat" #1 #4 #61
June 1976 "Hollywood Dreaming"
October 1976 "Rock Me Gently / You've Got The Gun" #6
June 1977 "Magazine Madonna" #3
August 1977 "High Rollin'"
January 1978 "Nowhere Man" #28
February 1978 "Feels Like It's Slipping Away" #18
August 1978 "Another Night On The Road" #8
October 1978 "Beg Steal or Borrow"
February 1979 "Angela" #85
July 1979 "Heart Get Ready" (as Highway) #89
February 1980 "Never Surrender" (as The Sherbs)
May 1980 "I'm Okay" (as The Sherbs)
July 1980 "Juliet and Me" (as The Sherbs)
November 1980 "I Have The Skill" (as The Sherbs) #61 #14
February 1981 "No Turning Back" (as The Sherbs)
October 1981 "Feel The Sailor" (as The Sherbs)
February 1982 "Some People" (as The Sherbs)
June 1982 "We Ride Tonight" (as The Sherbs) #26
July 1982 "Don't Throw It All Away" (as The Sherbs)
October 1982 "Shaping Up" (as The Sherbs)
March 1983 "The Arrow" (as The Sherbs)
February 1984 "Tonight Will Last Forever"

Albums

As Sherbet

  • 1972: Time Change...A Natural Progression
  • 1973: On With The Show
  • 1974: Slipstream
  • 1975: Life...Is For Living
  • 1976: Howzat
  • 1977: Photoplay
  • 1978: Sherbet

As Highway The album cover of Howzat Howzat was an album by Australian band Sherbet released in 1976. ...

  • 1978: Highway 1 (The Australian "Sherbet" album, remixed for US release)

As The Sherbs

  • 1980: The Skill
  • 1981: Defying Gravity
  • 1982: Shaping Up (Mini-LP)

Live albums (as Sherbet):

  • 1975: In Concert
  • 1977: Caught In The Act...Live
  • 2007: Live - And The Crowd Went Wild

Compilation albums (as Sherbet):

  • 1975: Greatest Hits 1970-75
  • 1976: The Sherbet Collection
  • 1979: Track Record
  • 1980: The Sherbet Phenomenon
  • 1984: The Hits 1969 - 1984
  • 1999: Howzat! - 30th Anniversary Celebration Collection
  • 2001: The Great Sherbet
  • 2006: Super Hits

DVD (as Sherbet): Sherbets Greatest Hits (1970-1975) was a compilation album released on Infinity Records in Australia in 1975, at the time of the height of Sherbets popularity in Australia. ...

  • 2006: Super Hits

Band members

  • Clive Shakespeare (guitar/songwriting, 1969-1975, 1984, 1999-present)
  • Sam See (keyboards, 1969-1970)
  • Dennis Laughlin (lead vocals, 1969-1970)
  • Danny Taylor (drums, 1969)
  • Doug Rae (bass, 1969)
  • Bruce Worrall (bass guitar, 1969-1972)
  • Alan Sandow (drums, 1969-1984, 2001-present)
  • Daryl Braithwaite (lead vocals, 1970-1984, 1999-present)
  • Garth Porter (keyboards/songwriting, 1970-1984, 1999-present)
  • Tony Mitchell (bass guitar/songwriting, 1972-1984, 1999-present)
  • Gunther Gorman (guitar, 1976)
  • Harvey James (guitar, 1976-1982, 1984, 1999-present)
  • Tony Leigh (guitar, 1982-1984)
  • John Watson (drums, 1999)

Clive Shakespeare (born 3 June, 1949 in Southampton, England) was the founder and lead guitarist with the successful Australian rock band, Sherbet. ... Silver Apples were a psychedelic electronic music duo from New York City composed of Simeon Coxe III, who performed as Simeon, on a primitive synthesizer of his own devising, and drummer Danny Taylor. ... Doug Rea is one of the founders of the Down Town Roll Band in Sydney, Australia from which the band Sherbet was formed. ... Alan Sandow (born 28 February, 1958 in Adelaide, Australia), was the drummer with the Australian rock band, Sherbet. ... Daryl Braithwaite (born January 11, 1949) is an Australian singer who rose to fame as the lead singer of successful band Sherbet in the 1970s, and went on to have a number of solo hits in the 80s and 90s. ... Garth Porter (born September 24, 1948 in Hamilton, New Zealand) is a Country music songwriter who co-wrote some of the songs, with Lee Kernaghan, for the live Musical theatre production The Man From Snowy River: Arena Spectacular. ... Tony Mitchell (born 5 September, 1951 in Sydney, Australia) is a songwriter and bass guitarist who rose to fame in the 1970s with the Australian rock band, Sherbet. ...

References

External Links

  • Sherbet Portrait at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (1974)
  • Sherbet Today (2006)

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