First Records 1974 - 1978

COBBERS 1974-5

First Album Cover Photo
Christy Cooney
Maitland Swallow
John Armstrong
Chris Armstrong
Mark "Blossom" Brown

COBBERS 1976

Second Album Cover Photo

Chris Armstrong

Mark “Blossom” Brown

John Fitzgerald

Christy Cooney

John Armstrong

Maitland Swallow

The mid seventies was a very busy time for the band as their reputation grew. Unable to get a record company interested, they started their own, Bushland Records. They borrowed a Revox G36 tape recorder, took it into the pub where they were playing and released the first album, “All For Me Grog”. It sold well enough that they then had offers from major companies, but they retained Bushland and only licensed the distribution rights, thus maintaining complete control over their product. Two more records followed quickly, “Australia – from Celts to Cobbers”, and one simply titled “Cobbers”.

 

COBBERS 1978

Back: John Armstrong

Christy Cooney

Chris Armstrong

Front: Bruce Cawthorne

Mark "Blossom" Brown

John Denver was touring when this photo was taken and our John got so sick of everyone asking, “Has anybody ever told you look like…” that he decided to have an “Afro” hair cut. It didn’t work and he ended up looking like Shirley Temple instead. This line-up saw Bruce Cawthorne replace Maity. This is the line up on the children’s album, "Listen To The Band"