Colin Peterson

Colin Peterson was born 24. March 1946. When he was 9 years old he acted in the film "Smiley". He also acted in other films such as "The Scamp" or "A Cry For The Street". In 1965 he became a member of STEVE & THE BOARD.

STEVE & THE BOARD 1 1965 - 1966
Steve
Kipner

gtr/vcl
Carl
Grossman

gtr/vcl
Denis
Neville

bs
Alex
Hill

gtr
Colin
Peterson

dr

STEVE & THE BOARD single
1965: STEVE & THE BOARD - Rosalyn (J. Duncan / W. Farley) b/w Giggle Eyed Goo (Nat Kipner) (Single; Everybody's Records EK 1156)
1966: STEVE & THE BOARD - Margot (Carl Grossman) b/w I've Just Released (Alex Hill / Colin Peterson) (Single; AUS: Spin EK 1271)
1966: STEVE & THE BOARD - I Call My Woman Hinges (Nat Kipner / Carl Grossman) b/w I Want (Carl Grossman) (Single; AUS: Spin EK 1381)
1966: STEVE & THE BOARD - Steve And The Board (Giggle Eyed Goo / Rosalyn // Margot / Rosemarie) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11134)
1966: STEVE & THE BOARD - I Call My Woman Hinges (I Call My Woman Hinges / Farmer John // Little Miss Rhythm & Blues / Love's Made A Fool Of You) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11198)

STEVE & THE BOARD album
1967: STEVE & THE BOARD - Giggle Eyed Goo (Spin)

Colin Peterson sessions

1966: BEE GEES - Cherry Red (Barry Gibb) b/w I Want Home (Barry Gibb) (Single; AUS: Leedon LK-1282)

1966: BEE GEES - Monday's Rain (Barry Gibb) b/w All Of My Life (Barry Gibb) (Single; AUS: Spin Records EK-1394)

1966: BEE GEES - Monday's Rain (Barry Gibb) b/w Playdown (Barry Gibb) (Single; AUS: Spin Records)

1966: Bip Addison - Hey (Maurice Gibb / Nat Kipner) b/w Young Man's Fancy (Maurice Gibb / Nat Kipner) (Single; Down Under 1454)
1966: Sandy Summers - Messin' round (Maurice Gibb / Nat Kipner) b/w A Girl Needs To Love (Barry Gibb) (Single; Down Under 1455)
1966: Anne Shelton - Talk To Me (Maurice Gibb / Nat Kipner) b/w I Miss You (Nat Kipner / Ossie Byrne) (Single; Down Under 1456)
1967: BEE GEES - Turn Around, Look At Me (AUS: Calendar)
1967: Barrington Davies - As Fast As I Can (Maurice Gibb / Nat Kipner) b/w Raining Teardrops (Maurice Gibb / Nat Kipner) (Single; Spin EK-1771)
1967: Jenene Watson - So Long Boy (Maurice Gibb / Nat Kipner) b/w Don't Say No (Barry Gibb) (Single; Spin EK-1715)
1968: Jon Blanchfield - Upstairs Downstairs (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Town Of Tuxley Toymaker, Part 1 (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; Leedon LK-1662)

1963 - 1967: BEE GEES - Rare, Precious And Beautiful Volume 1 (D: Karrussell 635 063) (veröffentlicht / released 1969)

1963 - 1967: BEE GEES - Rare, Precious And Beautiful Volume 2 (D: Karrussell 635 136) (veröffentlicht / released 1970)
1963 - 1967: BEE GEES - Rare, Precious And Beautiful Volume 3 (D: Karrussell 635 137) (veröffentlicht / released 1970)
1963 - 1967: BEE GEES - Inception / Nostalgia (D: Karrussell 2674 002) (veröffentlicht / released 1970)
1963 - 1967: BEE GEES - Brilliant From Birth (AUS: Festival Records 399604 606628) (veröffentlicht / released 1998)
1963 - 1967: v.a. - Assault The Vaults (AUS: Festival Records) (veröffentlicht / released 1998)

In 1966 the BEE GEES decided to leave Australia and travel to England. They hoped to start an international career in London. Unknown to the group Festival records already had made a deal with Polydor records to release the single "Spicks And Specks" in Europe. When Robert Stigwood heard some of the Australian recordings by the BEE GEES and some new demos he signed them to a recording contract for Polydor. The group immediately went to a studio and recorded as many songs as they could. For most of these recordings they were assisted first by Colin Petersen and later also by Vince Melouney. Colin Peterson was added first as an official member of the BEE GEES.

BEE GEES 2 1966 - 7/67
Barry
Gibb

gtr/vcl

Robin
Gibb

kybds/vcl
Maurice
Gibb

gtr/bs/
kybds/vcl
Colin
Petersen

dr

BEE GEES singles

1966: BEE GEES - Spicks And Specks (Barry Gibb) b/w I Am The World (Robin Gibb) (Single; AUS: Spin Records EK-1474 / D: Polydor 59 065)

1967: BEE GEES - Spicks And Specks (Barry Gibb) / Jingle Jangle (Barry Gibb) / Tint Of Blue (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Where Are You (Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11220)
1967: BEE GEES - Born A Man (Barry Gibb) b/w Big Chance (Barry Gibb) (Single; AUS Spin Records EK-1634)

Shortly before the album was completed they also asked Vince Melouney to become an official member of the group. So by the time their first international album "Bee Gees First" had been released, the group had become a quintet. The BEE GEES proved with their second album that they had really become a group. The overall sound is much heavier and Vince Melouney's lead guitar is used more prominent on several songs. Vince Melouney stayed with the BEE GEES till the end of 1968 and was part of the worldwide success of the group.

BEE GEES 3 7/67 - 12/68
Barry
Gibb

gtr/vcl
Robin
Gibb

vcl
Maurice
Gibb

bs/kybds/vcl
Colin
Peterson

dr/pcs
Vince
Maloney

gtr/vcl

BEE GEES singles
1967: BEE GEES - New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Barry & Robin Gibb) b/w I Can’t See Nobody (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Single; D: Polydor 59 073 / US: Atco 45-6487)
1967: BEE GEES - New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Barry & Robin Gibb) b/w Close Another Door (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; AUS: Spin EK-1798)
1967: BEE GEES - New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Barry & Robin Gibb) / I Can’t See Nobody (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Turn Of The Century (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Holiday (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11329)
1967: BEE GEES - New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Barry & Robin Gibb) / I Close My Eyes (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / I Can’t See Nobody (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Cucumber Castle (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Maxi; F: Polydor 27 806)
1967: BEE GEES - New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Barry & Robin Gibb) / I Can’t See Nobody (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Spicks And Specks (Barry Gibb) / I Am The World (Robin Gibb) (Maxi; P: Polydor 60 029 / E: Polydor 51 082)
1967: BEE GEES - To Love Somebody (Barry & Robin Gibb) b/w Close Another Door (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; D: Polydor 59 111 / US: Atco 45-6503)
1967: BEE GEES - To Love Somebody (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Close Another Door (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Red Chair Fade Away (Barry & Robin Gibb) / One Minute Woman (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11335)
1967: BEE GEES - To Love Somebody (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Spicks And Specks (Barry Gibb) / Turn Of The Century (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Close Another Door (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; F: Polydor 27811)
1967: BEE GEES - To Love Somebody (Barry & Robin Gibb) / In My Own Time (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Turn Of The Century (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Close Another Door (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; P: Polydor 60 045)
1967: BEE GEES - To Love Somebody (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Cucumber Castle (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Turn Of The Century (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Close Another Door (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; E: Polydor 51 083)
1967: BEE GEES - Holiday (Barry & Robin Gibb) b/w Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; US: Atco)
1967: BEE GEES - Holiday (Barry & Robin Gibb) b/w Red Chair Fade Away (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Single; D: Polydor 59 131)
1967: BEE GEES - Holiday (Barry & Robin Gibb) / One Minute Woman (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Cucumber Castle (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Please Read Me (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Maxi; P: Polydor 60 047)
1967: BEE GEES - Holiday (Barry & Robin Gibb) / I Can’t See Nobody (Barry & Robin Gibb) / To Love Somebody (Barry & Robin Gibb) / New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Maxi; RUS: Melodija M 62 13895/6)
1967: BEE GEES - Holiday (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Barker Of The U.F.O. (Barry Gibb) / Jumbo (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / The Singer Sang His Song (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; BRA: Polydor DC 126500)
1967: BEE GEES - Massachusetts (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Barker Of The U.F.O. (Barry Gibb) (Single; D: Polydor 59 118)
1967: BEE GEES - Massachusetts (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Sir Geoffrey Saved The World (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; US: Atco 45-6521)
1967: BEE GEES - Massachusetts (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Barker Of The U.F.O. (Barry Gibb) / Cucumber Castle (Barry & Robin Gibb) / In My Own Time (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11413)
1967: BEE GEES - Massachusetts (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / The Change Is Made (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Harry Braff (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / The Ernest Of Being George (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; BUL: BTM 6305)
1967: BEE GEES - Massachusetts (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Barker Of The U.F.O. (Barry Gibb) / Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy Of Arts (Barry & Robin Gibb) / I Close My Eyes (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; P: Polydor 60 045)
1967: BEE GEES - World (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Sir Geoffrey Saved The World (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; D: Polydor 59 131)
1967: BEE GEES - World (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Sir Geoffrey Saved The World (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / In My Own Time (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Please Read Me (Barry & Robin Gibb) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11436)
1967: BEE GEES - World (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Harry Braff (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / The Ernest Of Being George (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Horizontal (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; E: Pergola)
1968: BEE GEES - Words (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Sinking Ships (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; D: Polydor 59 169 / US: Atco 45-6548)
1968: BEE GEES - Words (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Sinking Ships (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Birdie Told Me (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / With The Sun In My Eyes (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11473)
1968: BEE GEES - Words (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / World (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Holiday (Barry & Robin Gibb) / Sinking Ships (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; E: Polydor 4019)
1968: BEE GEES - And The Sun Will Shine (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Really And Sincerely (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; F: Polydor 421 173)
1968: BEE GEES - Jumbo (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w The Singer Sang His Song (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; D: Polydor 59 176 / US: Atco: 45-6570)
1968: BEE GEES - Jumbo (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / The Singer Sang His Song (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / The Ernest Of Being George (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / The Change Is Made (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11499)
1968: BEE GEES - I've Gotta Get A Message To You (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Kitty Can (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; D: Polydor 59 216 / US: Atco 45-6603)
1968: BEE GEES - I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Kitty Can (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Down To Earth (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Such A Shame (Vince Maloney) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11551)
1968: BEE GEES - I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Kitty Can (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Harry Braff (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / The Ernest Of Being George (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; P: Polydor 60 580)
1968: BEE GEES - I Started A Joke (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Kilburn Towers (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; D: Polydor 59 253 / US: Atco 45-6639)
1968: BEE GEES - I Started A Joke (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Swan Song (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; F: Polydor 421 423)
1968: BEE GEES - I Started A Joke (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Kilburn Towers (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / In The Summer Of His Years (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Such A Shame (Vince Maloney) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11593)
1968: BEE GEES - I Started A Joke (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Idea (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / When The Swallows Fly (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Indian Gin And Whiskey Dry (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; P: Polydor 60 594)
1969: BEE GEES - Let There Be Love (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Really And Sincerely (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; NL & B: Polydor 2058 003)

BEE GEES recording
1968: BEE GEES - Gena’s Theme (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb)(erschienen auf / released on: „v.a. - Eine Runde Polydor“)
1968: BEE GEES - Things Go Better With Coke (Sitting In The Meadow) (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Things Go Better With Coke (Another Cold And Windy Day) (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (erschienen auf / released on: "v.a. - Sixties Coca Cola Commercials"; Distortions CC1)

BEE GEES album
1967: BEE GEES - First (Polydor 184 089)
1968: BEE GEES - Horizontal (Polydor 184 122)
1968: BEE GEES - Idea (Polydor 184 169)

Colin Peterson sessions
1968: MARBLES - Only One Woman (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w By The Light Of A Burning Candle (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; Polydor 59225)
1968: Lori Balmer - Treacle Brown (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Four Faces West (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; UK: Polydor)
1969: MARBLES - The Walls Fell Down (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Love You (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; Polydor 59 263)
1969: MARBLES - I Can't See Nobody (Barry & Robin Gibb) b/w Little Boy (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; Polydor 56378)
1969: MARBLES - The Marbles (Polydor 56 378)

After two very successful years the group started to dissolve. Vince Melouney was the first to leave. It was a friendly parting as they all recognized that their musical interests started to lead in different directions. Even though Vince Melouney was leaving the BEE GEES, he still accompanied them in the studio when they recorded their next album. He played most of the lead guitar parts, but was not credited on the album.

BEE GEES 4 12/68 - 5/69
Barry
Gibb

gtr/vcl
Robin
Gibb

vcl
Maurice
Gibb

bs/kybds/vcl
Colin
Peterson

dr/pcs

BEE GEES singles
1969: BEE GEES - First Of May (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) b/w Lamplight (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Single; Polydor 59260)
1969: BEE GEES - First Of May (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Cherry Red (Barry & Robin Gibb) / I Was A Lover A Leader Of Men (Barry Gibb) / The Three Kisses Of Love (Barry Gibb) (Maxi; AUS: Festival FX 11602)

BEE GEES album
1969: BEE GEES - Odessa (Polydor 184199/200)

After Robin Gibbs departure in March 1969 the remaining three members of the BEE GEES immediately entered the studio to record their next single "Tomorrow Tomorrow" with the backside "Sun In My Morning". There were discussions about a possible replacement. The group even appeared on television with their sister Lesley Gibb singing harmonies. From May 1969 to October 1969 they recorded the songs for their next album. In August 1969 it was announced that Colin Peterson no longer was a member of the BEE GEES.

BEE GEES 5 5/69 - 10/69
Barry
Gibb

gtr/vcl
Maurice
Gibb

bs/kybds/vcl
Colin
Peterson

dr/pcs

BEE GEES singles
1969: BEE GEES - Tomorrow Tomorrow (Barry & Maurice Gibb) b/w Sun In My Morning (Barry & Maurice Gibb) (Single; Polydor 59292)
1969: BEE GEES - Tomorrow Tomorrow (Barry & Maurice Gibb) / Indian Gin & Whiskey Dry (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Sun In My Morning (Barry & Maurice Gibb) / Let There Be Love (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; AUS: Spin EX 11641)
1969: BEE GEES - Tomorrow Tomorrow (Barry & Maurice Gibb) / Suddenly (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) / Sun In My Morning (Barry & Maurice Gibb) / Whisper Whisper (Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb) (Maxi; P: Polydor 78017)

Colin Peterson sessions
1970: BEE GEES - Cucumber Castle (Polydor 2383 010)

When Colin Peterson was fired by Barry & Maurice Gibb, he started to do production work. The first musician he worked with was Jonathan Kelly. Colin Peterson produced his debut solo single. The cooperation was good and in the summer of 1970 the two decided to form a band together. They called their band HUMPY BONG. As they needed additional musicians, they placed an advertisement in search for musicians. Tim Staffell answered first and he got the job as singer and harmonica player. The trio recorded their debut single and appeared on Top Of The Pops. For their second Top Of The Pops appearance they performed "Don't You Believe It", which originally was a Jonathan Kelly solo single. Tim Staffell remembered that he had to play the bass first, but as he didn't like it Rick Kemp sat in. He remembered that on various occasions also Tim Renwick (guitar) and Peter Wood (keyboards) played with the band. Before the end of the year 1970 the group broke up without having played any real concert.



HUMPY BONG 1970
Jonathan Kelly
gtr/vcl
Tim
Staffell

bs/harm/vcl
Colin
Peterson

dr/pcs

HUMPY BONG single
1970: HUMPY BONG - Don't You Be Too Long (Jonathan Kelly) b/w We're Alright Till Then (Jonathan Kelly) (Single; Parlophone)

Colin Peterson sessions
1970: Jonathan Kelly - Make A Stranger Your Friend (Jonathan Kelly) b/w Daddy Don't Take Me Down Fishing No More (Jonathan Kelly) (Single; Parlophone)
1970: Jonathan Kelly - Jonathan Kelly (Parlophone)
2001: Joe Pagetta - Small Worlds (Fully Dressed 37203)