The ABC has started work on a two-part telemovie about The Easybeats.
The series was written by Christopher Lee (Howzat, Paper Giants) and directed by Matthew Saville.
The cast is AACTA award winner Ashley Zukerman (The Code, Manhattan) as Australian music industry pioneer and record producer, Ted Albert, with the band played by Christian Byers as Stevie Wright, Will Rush as George Young, Mackenzie Fearnley as Harry Vanda, Du Toit Bredenkamp as Dick Diamonde and Arthur McBain as Snowy Fleet.
The Easybeats mini-series will tell the story of five immigrants who came to Australia and formed Australia’s first internationally successful rock band.
The Easybeats had a stack of hits in Australia like ‘She’s So Fine’, ‘Wedding Ring;, ‘Come And See Her’ and ‘St Louis’ but the best known internationally was ‘Friday On My Mind’.
Bruce Springsteen covered the song live in Australia in 2014.
The Easybeats telemovie will air towards the end of 2017.