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Stevie Wright

An Australian singer, songwriter, born in Yorkshire, England.

Mainly known as the lead singer of 'The Easybeats' from 1965 to 1969.

The Easybeats must go down as one of Australia's most popular bands of the sixties.

Wright fronting the band gave the group the ultimate acrobatics on stage.

Hits came thick and fast with song's such as 'Sorry' - 'Friday On My Mind' - 'I'll Make You Happy' and as a solo performerse of the Vanda and Young song 'Evie' was the start of a new career and now still one of the most played songs in Australia.

In later years Wright sufferred from alcohol and drug abuse which he would later by self admission admit himself to the Chelsford Private Hospital in the eighties.

Wright came close to death many times during the years of his drug addiction going through many therapy's to try and cure the problem.

The Easybeats reformed for a brief Australian tour in 1986, and Wright re-formed variations on the Stevie Wright Band in 1986-88.

In 2002 he, through himself and his wife became well enough to perform as part of a national tour of Australia 'Long Way To The Top'.

He has also written his biography 'Hard Road' released in 2004.

Stevie has performed in Perth, Australia and on the Gold Coast, Queensland with Phil Emmanuel in 2006.

On Friday, 11 August 2006, Wright performed live at the Civic Hotel in the Perth suburb of Inglewood. His set consisted of five Easybeats songs and Part 2 of Evie. Some who attended say the gig wasn't the most polished of performances but one had to give Wright full marks just for attempting the long journey to Perth and performing.

Wright now lives in Narooma, New South Wales, Ausralia with his wife.

Solo Albums include.

Hard Road (1974)
Black-eyed Bruiser (1975)
Facing The Music (1986)
The Best from Down Under (1989)
Striking it Rich (1991)
Definitive Collection (2004)

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