Heart (Lynne Randell)

13 APRIL 1966

Australian singer Lynne Randell released the single ‘Heart’ in April 1966. It reached #41 on the Australian charts. Lynne was still aged 16 years at the time.

She had been born in Liverpool, England, and emigrated with her family to Australia at a young age. Lynne was undoubtedly a good singer and was discovered at the age of 14 while working in a Melbourne hairdressers. She was one of a number of talented artists on the local Australian scene who never found success overseas. She did, however, tour the US with the Monkees and Jimi Hendrix in 1967.

This is a strange song that goes through a couple of tempo changes. It starts off well as a slow and moody piece, but then speeds up halfway through and loses its way, before slowing down again for the finish.