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
"Sick and Tired" and "Mashed Potato"
and in the 1970s with "Most People I Know Think That I'm Crazy"
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
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)
"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