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The Valentines were an Australian rock pop band active from 1966–1970, and boasted a twin lead vocal attack, very popular down under with a sound somewhere between The Rolling Stones and The Easybeats.
On lead vocals were Bon Scott, who later went on to great success as lead vocalist with AC/DC; and Vince Lovegrove, who subsequently became a successful music journalist and manager of the Divinyls.
They first recorded for Clarion Records in 1966 as The Spektors then changed their name to The Valentines in time for the first single release, coupling Arthur Alexander’s ‘Everyday I Have To Cry’ and the Small Faces’ ‘I Can’t Dance With You’.
Their next release, issued in September 1967, was the unusual ‘She Said’, wherein The Easybeats provided Clarion with a rare composition. The Valentines later notably also covered the latter’s ‘Peculiar Hole In The Sky’ to great effect (it titled a CD on ACE of prime Australian Big Beat).
RPM now presents the complete Valentines recordings enhancing the Clarion label years with the singles subsequently released on Philips.