My Husband, Bob Rock was in a band called “The Moving Targets” formed about 1965, in Heidelberg Heights in Melbourne. Their average age of band then was 14 years old. They won best new & upcoming band in Hoadleys battle of the bands at Festival Hall in Melbourne.
Colin Wells played Lead guitar, Bob Rock on rhythm guitar and Laurie Strickland on drums. They played covers, but did do an original recording, that is lost now. I remember going with him when they played at Penny Lane in Frankston. I was backstage, starstruck by Olivia Newton-John and Pat Carroll and Max Merritt and the Meteors, with stewy Spears on drums. Max borrowed a plectrum from Bob, that night. They carried their guitars on their shoulders and had a guitar case full of beer!
The Moving Targets got quite a bit of work, between 1965-1968, playing at “Catcher” in Flinders Lane, Melb., “Penthouse”, Swinger, etc., I worked at Melbourne’s greatest music shop,” Brashs”, for well over 30 years, selling originally records and then cd’s. LONG LIVE MUSIC!
We were blessed to be a part of Melbourne’s great music scene, back then. One of our best friends, now are Sue & Kris Fillipov (Phillips), who also entertained for a living, Kris was in the bands, in 1970-72, Bizarre and Fusion and also in The Echoes in 1977. He is, in my opinion one of the best guitarists in Australia, but unfortunately, not well known. He was managed by Michael Gudinsky (in his early career, before Michael Gudinsky was well known).
I have also attached some old Go-Set magazine’s Top 40’s.
Kind regards, Marilyn Rock.