Stevie Wright

Easybeats

Died: 2015-12-27
Age: 68
Cause: Pneumonia

Stevie Wright, who fronted the band the Easybeats in the 1960s and is widely regarded as Australia’s first international pop star, has died at the age of 68. The Easybeats, with renowned songwriting duo Harry Vanda and George Young in their lineup, were one of the first Australian pop bands to make an international breakthrough in the 1960s. Their classic 1966 song Friday On My Mind, co-written by Vanda and Young, was a No 1 hit in Australia, reached No 6 in the UK and made the top 20 in the US.

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