Tony Cahill.  Filming a program with The Easybeats at CBN8 Studios.    October 26th, 1969.  Photograph by Stephen Fleay.
Tony Cahill. Filming a program with The Easybeats at CBN8 Studios. October 26th, 1969. Photograph by Stephen Fleay.

On August 13th, Tony Cahill passed away at his home in Sydney.

Tony first rose to fame as the drummer for the The Purple Hearts. Their single “Early In The Morning” brought the band national attention. It was his reputation has a formidable jazz drummer that put him forward as a permanent replacement for Snowy Fleet in 1967. After the group disbanded in 1969, he traded his drum kit for bass guitar with Python Lee Jackson and Frankie Reid and the Powerhouse.

In later years, he move to Venice in California and still played around in local clubs. He died peacefully at home with his cousin Paul and family.

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Tony Cahill with The Purple Hearts.
Tony with The Easybeats.  The Vigil album cover photo shoot - mid 1968.
Cahill (rear right) with The Easybeats. The Vigil album cover photo shoot – mid 1968.
Tony Cahill recording with Python Lee Jackson.
Tony Cahill on bass.  Recording with Python Lee Jackson.

Sydney Morning Herald Obituary: http://tributes.smh.com.au/obituaries/smh-au/obituary.aspx?n=tonycahill&pid=172118302&#sthash.olZ34kIr.dpuf

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