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Duo will Put New Spin on Old Favourites

Duo will Put New Spin on Old Favourites

Who: Paul Killingly
Where: Speers Point RSL Club
When: Saturday January 27, 2001

MUSIC from the 1950s is still so strong among baby boomers that one of Australia's longest-running revival bands from the 1970s Ol'55 is attracting as strong a following as ever.

Two members of the group, Central Coast-based musicians PAUL KILLINGLY and ROSS NELSON, perform 'about once every fortnight' in Sydney and regularly travel interstate with Ol'55.

But this Saturday, January 27, Killingly and Nelson will perform as a duo at Speers Point RSL Club, where they perform the Ol'55 hits LOOKING FOR AN ECHO and ON THE PROWL. As the Lil'55 duo they also perform the DION and PAUL ANKA hits DIANA, THE WANDERER and RUBY, as they do in Ol'55 with founding member ROCKPILE JONES. In Lil'55, guitarist and harmonica player Killingly says the duo tries to broaden its repertoire.

'It's all sorts of different things,' he said.

'We have around 500 songs to choose from, and what we play depends on whether the crowd wants to get up and dance or sit back and relax.

'It's a real mixture of anything pre-1980s.' TE

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