The Groop [music videos]

The Groop were a rock band (formed in Melbourne) which performed from 1964 to 1969. They were originally named “The Wesley Three”, as the band members had been students at Wesley College, but changed their name to The Groop in 1965 when they were joined by Peter Bruce (originally from England). The band had a changeover of talent in 1966 after Bruce and several others left, with Brian Cadd (briefly known as Brian Caine), Ronnie Charles (Ron Boromeo), and Don Mudie joining the group. The Groop split up in 1969, with Cadd and Mudie going on to form Axiom. However, several past members of the band re-formed The Groop for an Australian tour in late 1988 to early 1989.

Their song “Woman You’re Breaking Me” hit the top 40 charts in 1967 (going to #6 in Melbourne and #12 in Sydney), and in 1969 “Such a Lovely Way” reached #13 on the singles charts in Melbourne.

The Groop – Woman You’re Breaking Me
(written by Brian Cadd and Richard Wright)

The Groop – Such a Lovely Way
(written by Brian Cadd and Don Mudie)

The Groop – Empty Words
(written by Max Ross)

The Groop – I’m Satisfied
(from Jerry Garcia with Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions, July 1964, USA)

The Groop – Soothe Me
(from Sam Cooke, USA)

The Groop – Sorry
(from Solomon Burke, USA)

1965 Ol’ Hound Dog (EP)
1965 The Groop
1966 I’m Satisfied
1966 Woman You’re Breakin’ Me (EP)
1967 Woman You’re Breakin’ Me
1968 Such A Lovely Way (EP)
1968 Great Hits from The Groop
1989 The Best and the Rest 1965-1969 (CD)
1965 Ol’ Hound Dog / Cry Baby Cry
1966 The Best in Africa / Gloria
1966 I’m Satisfied / Bad Times
1966 Empty Words / The Gun & Flowerpot Trick
1966 Sorry / Who Do You Love?
1967 Woman You’re Breaking Me / Mad Over You
1967 Seems More Important to Me / Annabelle Lee
1967 Lovin’ Tree / Night Life
1968 Such a Lovely Way / We Can Talk
1968 You Gotta Live Love / Sally’s Mine
1969 The Jet Song (When the Weekend’s Over) / Nobody at All

References and further information:
The Groop, Milesago: Australasian Music & Popular Culture 1964-1975 (accessed 5 October 2012)
The Groop, Wikipedia (accessed 5 October 2012)
The Groop, Australian Rock Database (accessed 5 October 2012)
Encyclopedia entry for ‘The Groop’ (Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop), Whammo (Worldwide Home of Australian Music and More Online) [Internet Archive] (accessed 5 October 2012)

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