3 MAY 1966
Melbourne band The Loved Ones’ debut single ‘The Loved One’ was at #9 on the Australian charts. It peaked at #2 there, but did not chart internationally. This is one of the classics of the 'Australian scene' of the 1960s, and was placed at no.6 on the Australasian Performing Right Association's list of ten best Australian songs of all time (one of two songs from 1966 on that list). INXS recorded it three times during the 1980s.
The Loved Ones had four more local hits before they disbanded in 1967.
B-side: 'This Is Love'
Released: May 1966
Highest chart position: #2 (Aus)
Writers: Ian Clyne, Gerry Humphrys, Rob Lovett