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Bonnie’s Laurie Allen Tribute
In Bronze… Police
will try to find the authors of this scribble on the
July 1965 ..Everybody’s magazine.
Laurie Allen Fan Club Bio
Born…. March 9
Height…. 5ft 10in
Weight… 9 stone 4lbs
Shoe Size… 9
Fav. Food… Vegetables, Salty toast and chips
Fav. Drink… Coca Cola
Fav. Vocalists… PJ Proby and Wanda Jackson
Fav. Group… The Kinks
Fav. Colour … Presley Purple
Fav. Music … Country and Western
Fav. Clothes … Casual
Football Team… Essendon
Pet Hate… Ties and people who put on side
Fav. Composers … Leiber and Stoller
Musical Instruments Played… Piano, Guitar, drums, bass, organ.
Previous Occupations … Paper boy and Milkman
Likes… Silent movies (Charlie Chaplin), archery, throwing boomerangs.
Awards Won…. 3KZ Best Aust. Comp.
3UZ Best Vocal Group
3AK Best Aust. Comp
2UE Listeners Award
Best Guitarist 1959
Best Stage Act 1964
1965 Everybody’s Magazine Award
Bobby & Laurie on Stage
Rick a 60’s music and Bobby & Laurie fan got to meet Laurie in 2002 and became a good mate.
TV Week Feb.13 1965
(Alison I think I went to Brunny Girls with you!
A typical fans bedroom- mine
I went through an arty phase some years ago, dabbling in all sorts of crafts, this is a drape sculpture.. A drape sculpture is an anonymous piece of art, the object is to make a sculpture from scraps, it has no face but to still make it obvious to whom it is. Who could this be?
This is a birthday card that a crazy fan ( me) sent to Laurie for his birthday probably in the 60’s, Waza found it amongst some of Laurie’s things after his passing.. I never did expect to see that card again, I guess one could call that FANtastic.
Mt Gambier Show…
Editor….I would like to express my appreciation of all the artists who
appeared in the show in the theatre here in Mt Gambier on July 3. Johnny
Florence was really terrific. Elaine Moore, Pam Bradley, Bobby Bright, Kevin
Todd and Johnny Mac were super..YM
Swift Pair Tons of kisses to the swift pair Bobby Bright and Laurie Allen for being fantabulous on stage and so friendly to their fans. Hundreds of kisses to the Pink Finks and The Rising Sons. THREE MOONEE MODS Moonee Ponds.
to Teen Time on BTV6 for not having good talent, why
not have Johnny Cooper or Laurie Allen on? They
would improve the program no end. Kicks also to
Bouquets galore to Julian Jover, producer of
“GO!!” he really tries to offer wide and varied talent on his show, from the
sparkle of Marcia Jones to the fabulous voice of Dave Howard, the polish of
Ian Turpie to the zany antics of Bobby Bright and
Laurie Allen. Here you have talent to appeal to all ages and tastes. “GO!! fan
to the galah who is trying to make “GO!!” another
Orchids to Laurie Allen, Bobby Bright, Marcia Jones and Normie Rowe.
A music Lover and GO!! enthusiast (Glen Waverly)
Disinfect Them.. Good Lord, what a pair! Laurie Allen and Bobby Bright need a haircut and a good wash. I’m not apposed to long hair but on them it looks repulsive. Has clapping gone out of fashion, all one hears is screaming, more screaming and still more screaming. Luscious bouquets to ABV-2 for quiet, educational interesting programs which are not interrupted by cheap noisy commercials… School Girl Elsternwick …TV Times June 23.
Surprise Orchids to all teenage artists, I am the parent of a 16year old girl and have often been curious as to what mischief goes on at these teenage dance.
So I went to the festival hall charity dance to find out. I was surprised and very pleased at what I saw, a perfectly organised dance concert with brilliant artists.
The Saxons are a wonderful precisioned band with wonderful movements. I am surprised that I haven’t seen them on television
as they pleased
me and I am certain they would please many other adult viewers. Orchids also
to the exciting Johnny Cooper, the versatile Laurie Allen and the compere
3DB’s Bruce Stewart…. T.Hawkins (St Kilda) Listener Inn
Bobby,Laurie are “Most Gorgeous” Tons of Bouquets to that most gorgeous pair Bobby & Laurie. I think that their hair is simply fab. Brickbats to “ Schoolgirl” ( TV Times June 23) who said Bobby & Laurie need a haircut and a wash.
Glenda R… Murchison …TV Times.
Teen Arena “We are sorry “Teen Scene” has ended. would ABV2 please give us some repeats of earlier shows especially the ones with Bobby & Laurie in them. Axes to “GO” for not giving us more variety amongst the female artists….
Optimists Ferntree Gully
March 1965 Hills-A-Poppin’ At The Gully….. About
15,000 picnickers rolled up to National Park Ferntree Gully last Sunday to
attend 3DB’s seventh annual Hillbilly and Moomba Roundup. Bobby and Laurie
were two of the entertainers who appeared at the roundup and they were
thronged by admirers…. Listener In-TV
small word of advice to fans and admirers who write to magazines about their
favourites: Friendly letters get answered, informative letters
get used, critical letters get serious consideration and abusive letters get
tossed out. A further word: The artists themselves don’t welcome abusive
fans, they hinder rather than help and that gentle readers is the last word
on the Laurie Allen and Bobby bright paragraph. Because of the nice fans and
in spite of the other kind ( who rate a huge yawn)
for not signing their names there is a colour picture coming up of the boys
FANS WILD – But not for Sarah
American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, said
to be the highest paid night-club star ever to appear in
Showers Of Rose Petals… “Put your hands on your ears, it blocks out the screaming. The music comes through, the vibration comes up through the floor”. This was the advice of a teenage redhead at the Capitol Theatre last night and she was right. From the moment the curtain began to rise it was on. They screamed, they stamped, they leapt into the air. They sent streamers whirling through the spotlights on to the stage, they showered their favourites with rose petals and when the petals ran out, screwed up paper bags aimed at the performers.
And the artists-
The Seekers, The Dave Clark Five, Tommy Quickly, longhaired Bobby &
Laurie and The Frames obviously loved it. With the battery of five microphones
to help them they matched the ear-shattering screaming with an explosion of
rhythm from banjos, bass, cymbals, drums and guitars….C.M. The West
Dear Sir.. Myself and a couple of friends have just finished reading Go-Set!! for the first time and can assure you that it will definitely not be the last. I think it is absolutely gas. Could you please wish Bobby Bright a Happy Birthday from a few of his fans. Hope to see pictures of him in Go-Set soon. Pam,Judy,Sheryl & July
Go-Set!! Vol.1 No.2
Kisses to TV Week for the offer of Beatle pictures at 2/6 which was on some time ago, but how about
time we would appreciate Australian stars like Normie
Rowe, Mike Furber, The Easybeats,
Bobby & Laurie, etc. Jeff
Go-Go to Laurie
& Bobby’s new record “Sweet & Tender Romance”, I think it is a
gas, but when are we going to hear the flip side (Down In The Valley). Whats the matter with Melbourne DJ’s, this side is as
good as the “A” side so why can’t we hear it, I am sure others share my
Make A Wish
My wish is to obtain a photo of Bobby & Laurie…. S. Graham. St Kilda.
Wish granted by Go-Set…. Go-Set!! Vol1.
Go Go’s & No Go’s
Go Go to Bobby & Laurie for their appearances on the Big Show. It was absolutely terrific. I think they are two of the nicest boys in the business, they are never too busy to talk to their fans and between Bobby and his beautiful eyes and Laurie with his wonderful smile there is no doubt they could capture any audience as they always do. I hope to see a lot more of them in Go-Set in the near future. Yours truly LA & BB Forever…Malvern
Go Go To Bobby & Laurie.
Go Go to
but most of all GO Go Go
Bobby & Laurie Shine
No- Go to Stan Rofe
for his comments about Bobby & Laurie’s appearances at the well known beach suburb NightClub
“Surfrider” (Go-Set June 29) He insinuates that
they perform too small, disinterests audiences which is entirely wrong,
crowds have increased on Friday nights since Bobby & Laurie have been on
the floor show, so they are now about 5 times better than they were 3 months
ago and there are many more boys than girls constituting bobby and Laurie’s
most ardent fans. Kids come from all over
Go-Set. Vol.1 No.24 July13 1966.
No Go’s Bobby &
breaking up! R&C Broadford
Vic. Go-Set!! Vol.2 No.7
1968 GO-GO Laurie Allen Revue, millions and millions of Go-Go’s
to The Laurie Allen Revue for having such a great new record. I hope it
reaches number one because I think they are one group who really deserve it.
Extra Go-Go’s to Gary and Wayne for being so gorgeous. J.B. North Balwyn Go-Set Vol.3 No.16
Go Go’s to Penny Arcade millions of Go Go’s
to Bobby Bright’s fabulous new group “The Penny Arcade” It’s really
tremendous to see Bob singing again and his new record with Penny Arcade is
just gas and I hope he has loads of success…
Love- A Bobby fan..
thousands of Go-Go’s to The Laurie Allen Revue and thousands of
No-Go’s to radio stations for not playing their gas record….. The Laurie
Allen Revue Forever,,,Nine
fans Sydney & Melbourne. Go-Set Vol.3 No.22
Go-Go Bobby Bright…. Millions of
Go-Go’s to Bobby Bright for having Laurie Allen as special guest on his radio
show, it was truly fabulous to hear Bob and Laurie together again, as they
spoke of old times together it brought back many happy memories of the days
when they were Australia’s top pop duo. Go-Go’s to Bobby Bright, Laurie
Allen, Penny Arcade, Rondells and PJ Proby…. Sue E.Malvern Go-Set!! Vol.3 No.52
Dear Go-Set, I am writing to say just how
fabulous it is to hear that Bobby and Laurie have teamed up once again to
From The Net… Mgahern’s Ireland Journal
Music: Through The Eyes Of Love- Bobby & Laurie.
Laurie’s Mother Says She’s “Getting With It”
It’s accepted that a girls crowning glory is her hair, but how does
she feel when her young son has the flowing locks? TV Times reporter Fred Robertson last week
questioned the mother of pop idol Laurie Allen about her son’s
1965..Interview with Bobby & Laurie
Question…Are you safe in the streets?
Laurie: Most kids on the street either stare at us or ask for an autograph but we are not safe at dances where there are big crowds because the girls want to tear at us all the time, we had to be rescued by police at a Festival Hall concert recently.
Bobby: It’s great walking round the streets because sometimes older people laugh and point and at other times kids recognise us as Bobby & Laurie but now and then you feel it would be a gas to go somewhere and enjoy yourself with out being recognised.
For proof of this we took Bobby & Laurie into Flinders St where they were whistled at by passing motorists, stared at by women shoppers and one young toddler burst into tears, then a group of policemen came past, some were friendly, some jeered and the parting comment from one was “where did they dig you two up from”?