The band and the People
66 formed in Sydney in the mid 70's. The original line-up was Alan Rigg,
John Collins Mark Fairhurst and John Gadsden - shortly to be joined by
vocalist, Donna Tuckwell. Over the years, the lineup changed many
times and included many more people. See HERE for an early family tree.
The band was basically a "good time, no frills, pub rock & roll
outfit"- playing covers with a bluesy feel. Part of route 66's appeal
was definitely a close affinity with the supporters - Donna always
delivered her raspy vocals with a glass of booze in one hand - the
music was kept simple - the classic two guitars, and bass with drummer
Emilio Saerhart (aka Mark Fairhurst) providing an "honest"
rhythm. A look at the early songlists reveals 60's classics by the stones,
kinks, shadows, animals, them, Janis Joplin, etc, but route 66 also put its
own stamp on 70's material by artists such as steely dan, lynard skynard,
Route 66 - 70's Rock Gods?
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Download Route 66 Songs (mp3) 17 Route 66songs to download!
Photo Gallery Vintage and recent shots.
More Band Pics below
Donna & Al - Yeah baby.......
Relaxing after the show - aug 2000 Forest Lodge
The Way we were ......
At the Cpt. Cook Hotel - check that
wallpaper, and those tight jeans !