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Daryl Braithwaite will turn 70 in January 2019

by Paul Cashmere on December 26, 2018

in News

Daryl Braithwaite was 20-years old when he joined Sherbet in 1969. In two weeks he will turn 70.

While Daryl has already passed retirement age for Australia he is showing no signs of stopping work. His next big national tour is for Red Hot Summer with John Farnham from March 23, 2019.

Daryl (and his twin brother Glenn) were born in Melbourne on 11 January, 1949. The Braithwaite boys went to school in South Yarra and at one point (in 1961) were in the same class as Olivia Newton-John.

Sherbet formed in 1969 and by 1971 they had the first of 19 Top 40 hits with ‘Can You Feel It Baby’.

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Sherbet had 19 Top 40 hits:

Can You Feel It Baby (no 16, 1971)
Free The People (no 18, 1971)
You’re All Woman (no 19, 1972)
You’ve Got The Gun (no 27, 1972)
Hound Dog (no 18, 1973)
Cassandra (no 9, 1973)
Slipstream (no 5, 1974)
Silvery Moon (no 5, 1974)
Summer Love (no 1, 1975)
Life (no 4, 1975)
Only One You (no 5, 1975)
Child’s Play (no 4, 1976)
Howzat (no 1, 1976)
Rock Me Gently (no 6, 1976)
Magazine Madonna no 2, 1977)
High Rollin’ (no 33, 1977)
Nowhere Man (no 40, 1978)
Feels Like Its Slipping Away (no 22, 1978)
Another Night On The Road (no 10, 1978)

Daryl’s first solo hits started with he was still a member of Sherbet. His cover of ‘You’re My World’ reached no 1 in 1974. He performed the song live with Sherbet.

Daryl released his first post-Sherbet solo album ‘Edge’ in 1988. It made him a solo star, selling near 300,000 copies in Australia and reached no 1 in Australia. Daryl was no longer a pop star. He had reached adult rock status with ‘As The Days Go By’.

The next album ‘Rise’ featured ‘The Horses’, a song he is now most known for.

‘The Horses’ wasn’t intended as a single. Daryl was a fan of Rickie Lee Jones who wrote the song with Steely Dan’s Walter Becker and first released it on her 1989 album ‘Flying Cowboys’.

The title track from ‘Rise’ failed to make the Top 20 but ‘The Horses’ went to no 1.

The video was filmed on Great Keppel Island.

Daryl has had 15 solo hits:

You’re My World (no 1, 1974)
Cavalry (no 13, 1975)
Old Sid (no 9, 1976)
Love Has No Pride (no 5, 1977)
Afterglow (no 37, 1977)
If You Walked Away (no 14, 1978)
Why Do I Break It Up (no 35, 1979)
As The Days Go By (no 11, 1988)
All I Do (no 23, 1988)
One Summer (no 8, 1989)
Let Me Be (no 26, 1989)
Rise (no 23, 1990)
The Horses (no 1, 1991)
Higher Than Hope (no 28, 1991)
The World As It Is (no 35, 1993)

You can see Daryl Braithwaite on Red Hot Summer with John Farnham, Jon Stevens, Vanessa Amorosi, Thirsty Merc and Dragon.

Red Hot Summer dates

23 March, Batemans Bay
30 and 31 March, Baulkham Hills
6 April, Mount Gambier
13 April, Noosa
20 April, Rockhampton
27 April, Cairns

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