With a career spanning over 50 years, Glenn Shorrock is one of the elder statesmen of Australian contemporary show business. Born in Kent England in 1944 before emigrating with his family to Adelaide as a ‘ten pound Pom’ in the 1950s, his is a success story that took him around the world to international stardom. From his days with Sixties pop band The Twilights, to his work with Brian Cadd and Axiom in the early 1970s to his fronting of chart-topping Little River Band, Glenn tells his story in an intelligent, witty style that recalls the heady days of the 1960s and international fame in the 1970s and 80s.
‘Now … Where Was I?’ is Glenn’s story in his own words. He writes of his childhood in Kent, England and his family’s decision to emigrate to Australia in the 1950s. Resettled in the northern suburbs of Adelaide as a ‘ten-pound pom’ Glenn formed a ‘doo-wop’ acapella group with some other lads which later became the nucleus for the chart-topping pop group The Twilights. Winning Australia’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ in 1966, Glenn and the boys found themselves in England at the end of the year, recording at Abbey Road while the Beatles wrote Penny Laine in the studio next door. After The Twilights, Glenn found fame with Brian Cadd’s group Axiom, with their hit ‘A Little Ray of Sunshine’ becoming an international best-seller.
In 1975, Glenn was seconded by Beeb Birtles and Grahame Goble to be the front man of their new group Little River Band. For the next five years, the band travelled and performed all around the world and had enormous success in the US and Europe with a string of Hits. In 1980, he decided to take a break from touring but the group replaced him with John Farnham. Although he later returned to front the group in the mid-1980s, the band disintegrated and the founding members lost the right to perform under the LRB name. Glenn tells these stories and many more – the big names, the long tours and the bitter controversies – all the while, not loosing his unique sense of humour and touch of irony.