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Bay City Union

Years: March 1966 - July 1968
Styles: Garage Rock


Paul "A.P." Johnson - Vocals (in band: 1966)
Peter Miles - Drums (in band: 1966)
Jimmy Brelsford - Guitar (in band: 1966 - 1967)
Trevor Bagnall - Bass Guitar (in band: 1966 - 1967)
Matt Taylor - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals (in band: 1966 - 1968)
Glenn Wheatley - Bass Guitar, Rhythm guitar (in band: 1966 - 1968)


Brian Hayes - Guitar
John McInerney - Drums
Col Mahoney - Drums
Tony Buettel - Drums (in band: 1966 - 1968)
Paul Wyld - Keyboards (in band: 1967)
Phil Manning - Guitar (in band: 1967 - 1968)
Joey Maiorano - Keyboards (in band: 1968)
Matt Croke - Guitar (in band: 1968)
Neil Young - Bass Guitar (in band: 1968)

Biography Picture

    Bay City Union formed in Brisbane in March 1966 and were one of Australia’s first traditional Chicago blues bands.

  They recorded a single "Mo’reen" [ "Mary Mary" released on the  Festiva llabel in 1968. Among the other members of this band was Glenn Wheatley, who was also their manager.

   The Bay City Union broke up in May 1968. Taylor joined the Wild Cherries in October 1968, but left the following month. During 1969 and 1970, he played with progressive heavy rock / blues bands Horse and Genesis (not the UK prog band of the same name).

    Glenn Wheatley played bass in the Masters Apprentices and eventually became a highly successful manager and promoter, managing the Little River Band and John Farnham amongst others.  In 2007, Wheatley was sentenced to 15 months in prison when he was found guilty of channelling more than $650,000 through tax fraud schemes.


Singles & EPs

Mo'reen (1968)

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