Co-founded by an old friend of Cherry Red’s, Martin Clarke, the Perth-based label Clarion was one of the most successful independents operating in Australia from the early 1960s to the late 1970s, releasing over 100 singles and a handful of albums. Among the acts on Clarion were The Valentines, a beat combo who happened to be fronted by one Bon Scott, later to achieve fame with no lesser band than AC/DC. Other artists on the label included Johnny Young (their most successful and prolific signing), The Times, Ray Hoff And The Off Beats, Robby Snowden, Russ Kennedy And The Little Wheels, Soul Purpose and The Clan. Our Australian connection doesn’t end there as we’re also the custodians of recordings by The Twilights (pictured), who were active from 1964-1969. Influenced by the ‘British Invasion’ sound, they were one of the most significant Antipodean bands of their time. Drop us a line if you’d like to hear more?