Little River Band co-founder Beeb Birtles has recorded a musical slap to current LRB name holder Wayne Nelson with a song he calls ‘Revolving Door’.
The title is a reference to the irreverence to which Nelson continually refers to former members as going through “the revolving door’.
In a Facebook post Beeb says, “So I keep reading these interviews Wayne Nelson does where he keeps referring to the ever “revolving door” of Little River Band, meaning the many members who have come and gone through the band’s line-up. I got a bit tired of that so I wrote the song kind of like a “screw you” to the so called owners of the band’s name. I hate to tell them but it was all over when I quit the band.
Listen to ‘Revolving Door’ here:
In 2006, another Little River Band co-founder Graeham Goble also took a swipe at Nelson with his song ‘Someone’s Taken Our History’.
The continuing story of Little River Band has been a touchy subject following the departure of every original member and current name owner Wayne Nelson’s decision to continue on with the band without any of the founders.
Beeb Birtles, Graeme Goble, Glenn Shorrock, Derek Pellicci and Ric Formosa formed Little River Band in 1975.
Beeb left the band in 1983, Graeham in 1989, Glenn (a second time) in 1991, Derek in 1997. Ric Formosa was the first to leave after two albums in 1976. David Briggs who left in 1981 replaced him.
Wayne Nelson joined Little Band in 1980. He sang lead vocals on the 1981 hit ‘Night Owls’.
Nelson has continued touring and recording under the name Little River Band despite the absence of the three main singers and songwriters Birtles, Shorrock and Goble.