Bombora by The Atlantics

Title:
Bombora by The Atlantics
Category:
NFSA ID:
808978
Year:
1963
Courtesy:
The Atlantics

The summer of 1963-64 saw a brief flowering of Australian surf music. Inspired by the songs of Jan and Dean and The Beach Boys as well as the reverbed guitar instrumentals of bands like the Shadows, Bombora was the big hit of Australian surf music, hitting No. 1 in September 1963 and opening the way for six months of surf‘n’stomp. The Atlantics were the only Australian surf band to achieve international success. By early 1964, The Beatles were No. 1 in Australia and surf music was replaced by the British Invasion.