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ROCK-'N-ROLL touring troupe "The
Big Show with the Big Beat" has three pleasantly natural young Australians as its stars-19-year-olds Jimmy Clarke and Chuck Wayne and 15-year-old Little Rock Billy (their pin-up is overleaf).
Brisbane - bom Jimmy, the son of Canadian par- ents, is thc versatile boy of the troupe - singing bal- lads, spirituals, and jazz in a rock style. He started his singing career with the school choir at St. Joseph's College, Brisbane.
Jimmy is nearly six feet, good-looking, with a cheer- ful smile and a burning ambition to become a top line singer. He's been with the troupe for 14 months.
was brought up at the St. Vincent de Paul Orphan- age, South Melbourne. When he was 14 he started work in a timber yard, and two years later his rock-'n roll opportunity came when
he sang a song at a dance.
One of his listeners was songster Laurel Lea, who promptly picked him as good material for the tour- ing troupe run by her father, Con Lianos. Father agreed, and for the past three years he has been touring with the troupe.
Little Rock Billy is really Doug Lianos, Laurel's young brother, and has
been the drummer in his
father's troupe since he left school last year.
The three boys are now rehearsing for their first recording for a new com- pany being set up by Con Lianos and singer Lonnie