Papers of Graham Longley, former manager of the rock group The Masters Apprentices 1965-1967, comprising sound recordings, contracts and agreements, papers relating to royalties, booking lists and engagement book (1966-1967), letters and telegrams, papers relating to fan clubs, critiques on group's performances, details about group members, itineraries for travel to engagements, repertoire lists, financial records, song lyrics, artwork and posters, printing blocks, tickets, cards, photographs. Top Talent Award trophy (1967), snare drum, pillowcase, banner, newspaper cuttings. Also includes State Library July-October 2001 issue of 'Extra Extra' with articles on acquisition of Graham Longley's material by the Library.
Graham Longley became manager of The Mustangs in 1964 which became The Masters Apprentices in 1966. A recording contract was negotiated with Astor and the group began its successful rise to the top of Australia rock and roll music. As the band took on more interstate engagements, Graham Longley's role was considered superfluous in the face of larger interstate management agencies. Longley kept all the papers associated with the period he managed the group. The group split up after numerous line-up changes, in 1972.
At the time of donation of these records an oral history interview was made by Librarian Rob McDade with Graham Longley and two of the original members Mick Bower and Brian Vaughton. (See OH 605 on this database; recording made 30 April 2001.) See also Published Catalogue for television and sound recording information.
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