Dave BRIDGE (1993)

1937 - Born in Sydney

1946 - At age nine he took up the guitar.

1949 – Made his professional debut on radio.

Late 1950’s to early 1960’s- One of the early guitar heroes in the early rock’n’roll era.

1957 – A founding member of the Joy Boys, the backing group for Col Joye.

1961 – Started a solo career and his own instrumental band “The Dave Bridge Quartet”. They released two successful singles “Skip to My Lou” in 1961 and “San Fernando Valley” in 1962.

1962 – Dave recorded two singles under his own name. His original composition “Tornado” and “The Swan”.

1963 – Formed the Dave Bridge trio. The had success with the singles “Trailblazer” and “Bondi Stomp” Released an EP “The Swan” and an LP “The Swan”.

1964 – Released their last single on HMV.

1965 – Formed “The Allusions” who had successful hits with “Gypsy Woman” and “The Dancer”.

1966 – Dave released his last single, this time on the CBS label.

1970’s – 1980’s- Worked as a studio guitarist, producer and arranger.

1972 – Released a solo album on the CBS label.

1980 – CBS issued a retrospective compilation album called “Guitar Sounds of the Seventies”.

Worked extensively on the club circuit and was the Musical Director at Sydney's Western Suburbs Leagues Club.

1991 - Collaborated with veteran vocalist Frankie Davidson on an album of comedic golfing songs, Don't Worry, Keep Swinging, which was released on cassette by Larrikin.

1993 – Inducted into the 'Hands of Fame' for his contributions to the genre.