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                    Billy passed away on the 28th of February 2007 due to complications of C.H.D

Lynn Thorpe was Billy Thorpes wife

an English-born Australian pop / rock singer-songwriter, producer and musician

as lead singer of his band Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs

he had success in the 1960s with "Blue Day", "Poison Ivy", "Over the Rainbow",

"Sick and Tired" and "Mashed Potato"

and in the 1970s with "Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy"

featuring in concerts at Sunbury Pop Festivals and Myer Music Bowl in the early 1970s

the Aztecs also developed the pub rock scene and were one of the loudest groups in Australia.

Thorpe also performed as a solo artist; he relocated to the United States from 1976 to 1996

where he released the space opera "Children of the Sun" which peaked in the top 40

of the Billboard Pop Album chart in 1979

he worked with ex-Aztec Tony Barber to form a soft toy company in 1987

and co-wrote stories for "The Puggle Tales" and "Tales from the Lost Forests"

Thorpe also worked as a producer and composed music scores

for TV series including War of the Worlds, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Columbo, Eight Is Enough

and Hard Time on Planet Earth.

Thorpe returned to Australia in 1996 and continued as a performer and producer

additionally he wrote two autobiographies, Sex and Thugs and Rock 'n' Roll (1996)

and Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy) (1998) according to Australian music historian Ian McFarlane

"Thorpie evolved from child star, beat pop sensation and cuddly pop crooner to finally

emerge as the country's wildest and heaviest blues rocker".

Thorpie was the unassailable monarch of Australian rock music

and was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)

Hall of Fame in 1991.

He died of a heart attack in February 2007 and was posthumously appointed

a Member of the Order of Australia in June

for his contribution to music as a musician, songwriter and producer.

The Foundation would like to give special thanks to Lynn Thorpe (Billy's wife)

 Leigh Moran (Country music singing star & coordinator Mr Billy Thorpe Fan Club @ FaceBook)


The Shaun Miller Foundation








Billy - This Is Your Life

Leigh Moran


Billy Thorpe

Australian Rock Legend

29 March 1946 – 28 February 2007

    Lynn Thorpe


Billy - Live Sunbury Rock Festival 1972

Billy - Live 'Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy'


Billy - Live 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'


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