Friday On My Mind: The Story of Easybeats

Duration: 1 x 60'
Production Company: Beyond Entertainment Unscripted
Broadcaster: SBS Australia
Distributor: Monster Entertainment

Music legends recount how they went from migrants to international megastars

In the mid-1960s, Australia was gripped by ‘Easy Fever’, a phenomenon surrounding the country’s first international rock stars, The Easybeats. This story of the band tells how two Dutchmen, a couple of Englishmen and a Scot met at Villawood Migrant Hostel in 1964. Within a year they topped the music charts in Australia – and two years later they were world-beaters, with the hit song Friday on My Mind (voted the most influential song of the past 75 years by the Australian Performing Rights Association) becoming an instant classic. But, by 1969, it was over. Lead singer Stevie Wright was only 21. Forty years on, the original – and quite reclusive – members of The Easybeats tell their story for the first time in one documentary: how five young immigrant musicians brought the world to Australia and then sensationally took Australian music to the world.