Billy Thorpe


Billy Thorpe invite me to his recording studio.


William Richard Thorpe was born on 29 March 1946 at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, England. On his ninth birthday he received acoustic guitar and spend hours in school music room, focusing on melodies. The family emigrated to Australia and would settled at Moorooka, Brisbane in November 1955 when he was 11. Mary Saint Ledger advised to perform under name of Little Rock Allen as usual stage name. He spent time in practising his yodelling and playing the guitar at the some time. Billy and Lobby Loyde both attended Salisbury State High School, and were bullied in the Queensland state school system.

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