GRAND JUNCTION (1982)
Dave Tyne: Bass & Vocals
Alan Trudinger: Piano,
Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Lance Clarke: Pedal Steel,
Fiddle, Guitar & Vocals
John Fraser: Drums & Vocals
Doug Rowe: Lead, Rhythm Guitar,
Mandolin, & Vocals
Early 1970’s - Met Smoky Dawson,
who invited them to perform with him and his horse Flash on
Sundays, entertaining mums and dads and their children out at
The band went on to appear with
Smoky on Channel 9’s Super Flying Fun Show, recording many
episodes over a two year period.
1979 - Entered the CMAA talent
in 1979, taking out first prize for a performance of their own
composition “Hello World”. Later the same year, they won the
first Starmaker Quest.
1981 - Golden Guitar for Best
Vocal Group, with the song “Married Women”.
1982 - Inducted into the Hands of
1985 - Just prior to the band
calling it a day, they won the MO Award for Best Country Group.
The band packed a lot into the
short time they were together appearing on many variety
television shows, including Don Lane Show, Conway Country,
Sounds Unlimited, Simon Townsend’s Wonder World, Mike Walsh,
etc, and found time to record three albums, one with Smoky
Dawson, and a number of radio singles.
They toured extensively and
appeared with many local & international artists including Frank
Ifield, Tex Morton, Buster Noble, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller,
Leon Russell, the Amazing Rhythm Aces and many more.
2008 – Dave Tyne, Lance
Clarke, Doug Rowe, Alan Stewart and John Fraser reunited and
have recorded a new CD and returned to
for the Country Music Festival in January 2009.
2009 - The single track entitled
The Turnback Boys was released to radio on Monday 3rd February,
followed by a DVD of the song. The DVD of the shows to be
released later that year.
2015 - Doug Rowe passed away on
July 23rd. He was born on December 24th in 1945 in New Zealand.