The Originals: Ted Mulry Gang.
The Originals: Ted Mulry Gang. CONTRIBUTED

Ted Mulry Gang on tour in memory of founder

SEVENTIES rock 'n'roll band, Ted Mulry Gang, is back with the announcement of a four-part tour to celebrate the life of the late Ted Mulry.

The upcoming This One's For Ted tour will see the original band members Les Hall, Gary Dixon and Herm Kovac together for the first time in 25 years.

Mulry died in September 2001, the day before his 54th birthday.

 

Ted Mulry Gang, 2016.
Ted Mulry Gang, 2016. CONTRIBUTED

It seems fitting for his younger brother and bass player Steve Mulry to fill his shoes in TMG, with original AC/DC bass player Mark Evans stepping in to help out.

"The band is excited to do some shows and we feel Steve and Mark are the perfect fit," Original drummer Herm Kovak said.

Three of four stops on the tour are in Queensland, with the only other one to be played at Melbourne's Crown Casino.

Kovak said the band always had a fantastic fan base in Queensland.

"A song would go top 10 everywhere else but hit No.1 in Queensland," he said.

The gang had a string of hits in the Seventies with Jump In My Car hitting the No.1 spot 40 years ago and staying there for 11 weeks.

The song was the first Australian single to knock ABBA off the No.1 spot.

Throughout the tour, the band will also pay tribute to Mulry by playing some songs from his solo career before TMC.

Other hits such as Darktown Strutters Ball, My Little Girl, Crazy, Jamaica Rum and Heart of Stone will feature among the playlist in a promising great night out.

Mulry saw a great career not only in the band but also as a songwriter: a number of artists including John Farnham and Alison MacCallum recorded his songs.

Sony released a tribute album to celebrate 40 years this year on his birthday.

"This is a legacy thing for us to remind people how good Ted's songs were," Kovak said.

TMG will play at The Yacht Club, Mooloolaba, on November 13.

For tickets and more information, go to www.theyachtclubmooloolaba.com.au


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