Ayers Rock

In 1974, Jerry Moss licensed the Ayers Rock album Big Red Rock from Australian label Mushroom Records. The funding from the license was sufficient for Ayers Rock to have a U.S. tour and record their Beyond album. Ayers Rock signed with A&M in June 1975. This was the first Australian band signed by the label.

"We tried not to be influenced by American music."--Chris Brown, The Age March 23, 1976

Beyond was recorded in September 1975. It cost $60,000 to produce.



Big Red Rock New Music On A&M Records
Beyond New Music On A&M Records

Recording Years / Label
1974-1976 -  A&M Records
Name Member Years Instruments
Chris Brown 1974-1976 vocals, guitars, percussion
Col Loughnan 1974-1976 saxes, vocals, flutes, piano, percussion
Duncan McGuire 1974-1976 bass, percussion
James Doyle 1974-1975 guitars, percussion, Mutron guitar
Mark Kennedy 1974-1976 drums, percussion
Name Birth Death
Chris Brown
Col Loughnan 1942-10-26
Duncan McGuire 1989-07-10
James Doyle 1945-10-14 2006-05-05
Mark Kennedy 1951-08-20

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