They were wild, they were hungry, they were the bad boys of Australian rock 'n' roll. They were the legendary Masters Apprentices, and between 1965 and 1972 they embraced almost every trend in music, from raw R&B and psychedelic pop to full blown progressive rock. This is Jim Keays' story of how his band propelled itself to national stardom.
HIS MASTER'S VOICE takes you on an amazing journey form suburban Adelaide of the early 1960s to the world of puffy shirts, leather, long hair, drugs, groupies and manager exploitation. This was a life of screaming fans, furious days, and even wilder nights, with the likes of Ian Meldrum, Johnny Farnham and Bon Scott. Not many survived the punishing rock 'n' roll lifestyle mentally and physically intact.
It was all fame and no fortune back then, and the band eventually came to an end in London, penniless after years at the top. However, The Masters Apprentices had unwittingly blazed a trail for those who would follow, and had lived by their anthem: 'Do what you want to do, be what you want to be, yeah'.