Zoot (2)

Zoot (2)

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Zoot were a pop-rock band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1965. Known originally as "Down the Line", by 1967 they had changed their name to Zoot and in 1968 had relocated to Melbourne. They had a 1970 top five hit on Australia's Go-Set national singles chart covering "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles' released in 1970; but they disbanded in May 1971.

Members of note in the band include bass guitarist Beeb Birtles, who went on to be a founding member of Little River Band; guitarist, singer and songwriter Rick Springfield who moved to the United States in 1972, and achieved international fame as a solo artist, songwriter, and actor; lead singer Darryl Cotton who had a successful career as a solo artist, songwriter, and actor, both in Australia and abroad.

First lineup, Adelaide 1965-68
Beeb Birtles (vocals, bass)
Daryl Cotton (lead vocals, guitar)
John D'Arcy (guitar, vocals)
Ted Higgins (drums)

Second lineup, 1968
Beeb Birtles (vocals, bass)
Daryl Cotton (lead vocals, guitar)
Ted Higgins (drums)
Rick Brewer (drums) 1968
Steve Stone (guitar) 1968

Third lineup, 1969-71
Beeb Birtles (vocals, bass)
Daryl Cotton (lead vocals, guitar)
Rick Springfield (guitar, vocals)
Rick Brewer (drums) 1968-71
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Zoot (2) Discography

Albums

SCXO 7916 The Zoot* Just Zoot(LP) Columbia SCXO 7916 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
SO EX 9842 Zoot (2) Zoot Out(LP, Album) Columbia SO EX 9842 Australia 1971 Sell This Version
FANFARE117 Zoot (2) Live - The Reunion(2xCD, Album) Fanfare Records (5) FANFARE117 Australia 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Zoot (2) One Times, Two Times, Three Times, Four Columbia Australia 1968 Sell This Version
DO-8438 Zoot (2) You'd Better Get Goin'(7") Columbia DO-8438 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
Zoot (2) Monty And Me (Single) Columbia Australia 1969 Sell This Version
Zoot (2) About Time / Sha La La (Single) Columbia Australia 1969 Sell This Version
Zoot (2) Eleanor Rigby (Single) Columbia Australia 1970 Sell This Version
DO-9169 Zoot (2) Hey Pinky(7") Columbia DO-9169 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
SEGO 70191, SEGO-70191 Zoot (2) 4 Shades Of Pink(7", EP) Columbia, Columbia SEGO 70191, SEGO-70191 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
DO-9434 Zoot (2) Evil Child / The Freak(7") Columbia DO-9434 Australia 1971 Sell This Version

Compilations

The Zoot* Zoot Locker (The Best Of The Zoot - 1968-1971) (Comp) EMI Records Australia Australia 1980 Sell This Version