Born: Established: 1937 Moreland, Brunswick - Coburg area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria, ;
1. HISTORICAL NOTES AND CORRECTIONS:
1.1. Songs performed during the ABC's 1959 Saturday Night Party television variety series include ' I Played Around with Love and Lost' and 'Night After Night' (sung by Joy Grisold) and 'I'm a Square' and 'The Toughest Hombre in the West' (sung by Graeme Bent).
As a songwriter, Peter Pinne has also been a finalist in the 1991 Benelux Song Festival (with 'Love Will Never, Never Be Like This Again') and was placed second in the Festival's 1997 competition (with 'For Life').
1.2. The Pinne/Battye songs performed on The Mavis Bramston Show were 'Up the Empire,' 'Elsie', and 'Psychology' (all sung by Barbara Angell).
1.3. 'A Mason or a Mick?' was performed on The Gordon Chater Show (ATN-7) in 1968.
1.4. The Entertainers (7 Network, 1969) featured Tommy Hanlon, Rod McLennan, and Nancye Hayes performing 'Revive' (Pinne/Battye). Johnny Farnham and Alison Durban also performed Pinne's 'Man and Woman, Boy and Girl' during the year.
'Man and Woman, Boy and Girl' was later interpolated into the Pinne/Battye musical The Computer. The song was then credited to Pinne/Battye.
1.5. These Are Our Songs: music director Frank Thorn led the ABC Melbourne Dance Band. Featured soloists included Eric Mitchelson, Pam Corrigan, Arthur Little, Joan Arnold, Geoff Brooke, Jack Bowkett, Muriel Luyk, Darryl Stewart, Joan Clark, and Reg Gray. The thirty-minute program was produced in the ABC's Melbourne studios. Peter Pinne's selected entries were:
'Autum in Love (10 Apr. 1957) - Winning entry. Re-broadcast on 17 April 1957
'At the End of the Rainbow' (26 June 1957) - Sung by Muriel Luyk.
'Romantic Paradise' (6 Mar. 1958).
'November Serenade' (13 Mar. 1958).
'Look to the Sky' (19 June 1958).
'We Will Love Till Eternity' (10 July 1958).
'I can Read You Like a Book' (30 Oct. 1958).
'Lost in Love' (6 Nov. 1958).
1.6. Write a Pop Song: Produced by Joe Crummey at the ABC's Sydney studios, this was a national song-writing competition. The ABC's Sydney dance band was led by Jim Gussey.
1.7. Pinne was a guest contestant on the quiz show $6,000 Question over several nights in late November/early December 1970. His specialty areas were musical comedy and American musical comedy.
Entries connected with this record have been sourced from on-going historical research into Australian-written music theatre and film being conducted by Dr Clay Djubal.
Additional information has been sourced from material donated to the Fryer Library (University of Queensland) by Peter Pinne.