Following a tradition set by Aussie bands like The Affair, The Executives and Zoot, Sydney-based Autumn was unashamedly a pop band.
Their debut single Mr Henry’s Lollipop Shop at the start of 1970 set the tone for subsequent releases.
The group’s second single, Yellow River, was a cover of the recent hit by English band Christie. The song was also covered by Melbourne band Jigsaw, and the two Aussie groups shared a joint national #1 hit in August 1970.
Looking Thru the Eyes of a Beautiful Girl b/w Song To Raymondo provided a double-sided hit in January 1971, reaching #3 in Sydney and #22 in Brisbane.
Guitarist Allan Marshall replaced Greg Jacques in April 1971 and Autumn were signed by Warner Music (WEA), the newly established Australian subsidiary of the famous American record company. Their first Warner single, Falling (May 1971) reached #10 in Sydney.
Subsequent singles Goblin’s Gamble (July) and Just Couldn’t Believe It (September) both failed to chart.
During the second half of 1971 Autumn released their hugely underrated album Comes Autumn.
The group broke up during an ill-fated trip to the UK in early 1972, splitting up within just six weeks of their arrival.