For someone who has had a song written about him, Paul Kelly's Billy Baxter, there is surprisingly little information about Billy Baxter or Billy Baxter & The Big Fans Of Jesus available on the internet.
I am now in touch with Billy and will hopefully add more information as I get it.
This is a live recording done on the 13/4/85 in the Great Hall at Melbourne's Art Gallery.
The recording was broadcast on 3RRR as part of the Bedlam series of simulcasts.
Personally this one surprised me... great 60's songs done perfectly in the 80's.
Those that like the 60's sound you will love this one.
Billy Baxter & The Big Fans Of Jesus were together as a band from 1984 to 1985.
Billy Baxter then went on to be part of the Aussie band the Hollowmen in 1986 until 1989.
Billy then joined Jeff Richardson, Greg Champion and Ian Cover to form The Coodabeen Champions, the originators of satirical, irreverent and unconventional sporting commentary in this country.
The Coodabeen Champions chalked up 30 years on the airwaves in 2010.
It’s an incredible record for a program created by a group of mates who met at university and decided there was a need for presenting a show from the fan’s perspective.
Info pages on the Coodabeens follow :-and Billy Baxter
ABC Radio Coodbeens Page
Wikipedia - Coodabeen Champions Page
Billy Baxter & The Big Fans Of Jesus had the following members :-
Billy Baxter - Vocals
Tracks on this live recording are : -
Hey Little Mama
Let Her Dance
Little Bit Of Soul
Do Ya Wanna Dance
Keep Your Hands Off Of It
All I Want
It's A Happening
Cassette rip / Live sound desk recording / 320kbps MP3 format
Download Link :- Billy Baxter & The Big Fans Of Jesus - Live - 13/4/85
A HUGE thanks to Mindi, AKA Paisley Vespa for loaning me her recording of this great performance.