Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs

Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs
Sydney based Pop band from 1963 - 1967.
Billy Thorpe then went solo from 1967 - 1968.
He then reformed The Aztecs as a Hard Rock/Blues band from 1969 - 1975.


Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs has 25 known members

Name Instruments Period
Billy Thorpe Billy Thorpe Lead Vocals/Guitar 1963 - 1975
Vince Melouney Vince Melouney Guitar 1963 - 1965
Colin Baigent Drums 1963 - 1965
John Watson John Watson Bass 1963 - 1965
Tony Barber Guitar/Vocals 1963 - 1965
Teddy Toi Bass 1965 - 1973
Jimmy Taylor Piano 1965 - 1966
Johnny Dick Johnny Dick Drums 1965 - 1966
Mike Downes Guitar/Vocals 1965 - 1966
Colin Risby Guitar 1965 - 1966
Jimmy Thompson Drums 1968 - 1970
Dave McTaggart Bass 1968 - 1968
Paul Wheeler Bass 1969 - 1973
Warren Morgan Warren Morgan Keyboards 1969 - 1972
Lobby Loyde Lobby Loyde Guitar 1969 - 1971
Gil Matthews Gil Matthews Drums 1970 - 1975
Steve Ninnis Drums 1970 - 1970
Kevin Murphy Drums 1970 - 1970
Bruce Howard Piano 1972 - 1973
Steve Edmonds Steve Edmonds Guitar 1996 -
Randall Waller Randall Waller Guitar 1996 -
Paul Christie Paul Christie Bass
Details:

A stand in gig at Castle Hill Tavern 29/11/ 04

2004 -
Clayton Doley keyboards 2004 -
Jackie Orszaczky Jackie Orszaczky Bass
Details:

Worked live and also collaborated on Tangier

2004 -
Dai Pritchard Dai Pritchard Guitar

Credits and people associated with Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs

Name Role Details
Greg Clarke Tour Manager/FOH Engineer 1995 to 2007 Live engineer, tour manager, studio engineer and co-producer.

Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs discography - 50 recordings

Cover Title Type Release Year First Charted High Pos.
Sick And Tired b/w About Love by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Sick And Tired b/w About Love
Single 1964
Mashed Potato b/w Don't Cha Know by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Mashed Potato b/w Don't Cha Know
Single 1964
Blue Day b/w You Don't Love Me by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Blue Day b/w You Don't Love Me
Single 1964
Poison Ivy by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Poison Ivy
EP 1964
Smoke And Stack b/w Board Boogie by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Smoke And Stack b/w Board Boogie
Single 1964
Poison Ivy Introducing... Johnny Noble by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Poison Ivy Introducing... Johnny Noble
Album 1964
Over The Rainbow b/w That I Love by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Over The Rainbow b/w That I Love
Single 1964
Blue Day b/w You Don't Love Me
Single 1964
Poison Ivy b/w Broken Things  by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Poison Ivy b/w Broken Things
Single 1964
Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs
Album 1964
I Told The Brook by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs I Told The Brook
Single 1965 12/06/65 1
I Told The Brook by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs I Told The Brook
EP 1965
On Stage by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs On Stage
EP 1965
Love Letters b/w Dancing In The Street by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Love Letters b/w Dancing In The Street
Single 1965
Twilight Time by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Twilight Time
EP 1965
Twilight Time b/w My Girl Josephine by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Twilight Time b/w My Girl Josephine
Single 1965
Poison Ivy b/w Blue Day by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Poison Ivy b/w Blue Day
Single 1965
Hallelujah I Love Her So b/w Baby Hold Me Close
Single 1965
Sick & Tired by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Sick & Tired
EP 1965
Stand By Me by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Stand By Me
EP 1965
Don't You Dig This Kind Of Beat? by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Don't You Dig This Kind Of Beat?
Album 1966
The Word For Today b/w The New Breed by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs The Word For Today b/w The New Breed
Single 1966
Love Letters
EP 1966
I've Been Wrong Before b/w Wee Bit More Of Your Lovin' by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs I've Been Wrong Before b/w Wee Bit More Of Your Lovin'
Single 1966
Poison Ivy Introducing... Johnny Noble by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Poison Ivy Introducing... Johnny Noble
Album 1967
Dream Baby b/w You Don't Live Twice  by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Dream Baby b/w You Don't Live Twice
Single 1967
I Got A Woman by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs I Got A Woman
Album 1968
Good Mornin' Little School Girl b/w Rock Me Baby by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Good Mornin' Little School Girl b/w Rock Me Baby
Single 1970
The Dawn Song b/w Time To Live by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs The Dawn Song b/w Time To Live
Single 1971
Aztecs Live by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Aztecs Live
Album 1971
The Hoax is Over by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs The Hoax is Over
Album 1971
Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy
Single 1972 06/03/72 2
Aztecs Live! at Sunbury by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Aztecs Live! at Sunbury
Double Album 1972 28/08/72 4
Great Hits by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Great Hits
Album 1972
Believe It Just Like Me b/w Get To Hell Out Of Here by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Believe It Just Like Me b/w Get To Hell Out Of Here
Single 1972
Don't You Know You're Changing b/w Yes I'm Tired by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Don't You Know You're Changing b/w Yes I'm Tired
Single 1973
Movie Queen b/w Mame by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Movie Queen b/w Mame
Single 1973
More Arse Than Class by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs More Arse Than Class
Album 1974 27/05/74 14
Cigarettes And Whiskey b/w Back Home in Australia by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Cigarettes And Whiskey b/w Back Home in Australia
Single 1974
Over The Rainbow b/w Let's Have A Party by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Over The Rainbow b/w Let's Have A Party
Single 1974
More Arse Than Class by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs More Arse Than Class
Album 1974
Steaming At The Opera House by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Steaming At The Opera House
Double Album 1974
Pick Me Up And Play Me Loud  by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Pick Me Up And Play Me Loud
Album 1976
It's All Happening! by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs It's All Happening!
Album 1981
Lock Up Your Mothers by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Lock Up Your Mothers
Triple CD 1994
23 Original Hits by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs 23 Original Hits
CD 2002
Aztecs Live! at Sunbury by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Aztecs Live! at Sunbury
CD 2005
Aztecs Live by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Aztecs Live
CD 2007
Long Live Rock And Roll (Long May It Move Me So) by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Long Live Rock And Roll (Long May It Move Me So)
CD 2009
Steaming At The Opera House by Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs Steaming At The Opera House
CD 2011

12 Known Gigs for Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs

Date Venue City
Thursday 31st December 1970 Launching Place Festival Launching Place, VIC
Myponga Music Festival, Myponga. SA Monday 1st February 1971 Myponga Music Festival Myponga, SA
Sunbury Pop Festival, Sunbury. VIC Saturday 29th January 1972 Sunbury Pop Festival Sunbury, VIC
Sunday 11th March 1973 Canberra Showground Canberra, ACT
Sunday 17th June 1973 Capitol Theatre Sydney, NSW
Sunday 23rd September 1973 Capitol Theatre Sydney, NSW
Saturday 13th October 1973 Q Club Kew, VIC
Chequers, Sydney. NSW Tuesday 4th December 1973 Chequers Sydney, NSW
Taren Point Youth Centre, Taren Point. NSW Friday 7th December 1973 Taren Point Youth Centre Taren Point, NSW
Saturday 8th December 1973 Curl Curl Youth Club Curl Curl, NSW
Sunday 9th December 1973 Liverpool Speedway Green Valley, NSW
Hordern Pavillion, Moore Park. NSW Sunday 24th March 1974 Hordern Pavillion Moore Park, NSW

Links

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