Richard Clapton

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Richard Clapton (born 18 May ca. 1949) is an Australian singer-songwriter, producer and guitarist from Sydney, New South Wales. His solo top 20 hits on the Kent Music Report Singles Chart are "Girls on the Avenue" (1975) and "I Am an Island" (1982). His top 20 albums on the related Albums Chart are Goodbye Tiger (1977), Hearts on the Nightline (1979), The Great Escape (1982), and The Very Best of Richard Clapton (1982). As a producer he worked on the second INXS album, Underneath the Colours (1981). In 1983, he briefly joined The Party Boys for a tour of eastern Australia and the live album, Greatest Hits (Of Other People) (1983) before resuming his solo career.

Australian rock music historian Ian McFarlane described Clapton as "one of the most important Australian songwriters of the 1970s". On 12 October 1999, Clapton was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. On 1 August 2014 Clapton published his autobiography, The Best Years of Our Lives.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1973 Prussian Blue 1
1975 Girls on the Avenue 2
1976 Main Street Jive 2
1977 Goodbye Tiger 3
1979 Hearts on the Nightline 1
1980 Dark Spaces 2
1982 The Great Escape 3
1984 Solidarity 3
1987 Glory Road 2
1993 Distant Thunder 1
1995 Angeltown 1
2004 Diamond Mine 2
2012 Harlequin Nights 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Past Hits and Previews 2
1981 The Very Best of Richard Clapton 2
1999 The Definitive Anthology 1
2006 Rewired 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1989 The Best Years of Our Lives 6
2001 Up and Down the Glory Road 1
2008 Live at the State Theatre: 35th Anniversary 2

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