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Ray Burgess

Hailing from Melbourne (Australia), singer Ray Burgess launched his solo career in 1974 with the singles Touch Me (which reached #3 on the Aussie charts in January 1975) and Love Fever (#11 in July 1975).

He became a regular on the ABC’s pop music programme Countdown and then became the compere of the Melbourne-only television series Rock’n’ Roll Circus in late 1975.

He moved to Sydney in 1976 to co-host the national afternoon pop magazine show Flashez, releasing his debut LP, Not So Pretty the same year. When Flashez wrapped up in 1977 he formed The Ray Burgess Band to play the pub circuit, eventually concentrating on club, cabaret and occasional TV appearances.

His other singles were Rock ‘n’ Roll Lightning (July 1975), Little Boy Sad (May 1976), Gloria (July 1977), Midnight Cowboy (September 1977), Black Is Black (January 1978), Love Stealer (July 1978), Lover Boy (April 1979) and Eve of Destruction (September 1989).

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