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Billy Thorpe (I) (1946–2007)

Billy Thorpe was born on March 29, 1946 in Manchester, Lancashire, England as William Richard Thorpe. He was a composer, known for War of the Worlds (1988), Dirty Deeds (2002) and The Efficiency Expert (1992). He was married to Lynne Thorpe. He died on February 28, 2007 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. See full bio »

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 1988-1989 War of the Worlds (TV Series) (23 episodes)
- So Shall Ye Reap (1989)
- My Soul to Keep (1989)
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 2014 Love Child (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (performer: "Don't You Dig That King of Beat")
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tame Impala Guest Program Rage (2012) ... (performer: "Mama")
 2008 Vice (performer: "Momma") / (writer: "Momma")
 2003 The Night We Called It a Day (performer: "Momma")
 2002 Dirty Deeds (performer: "Sometimes I Just Don't Know")
 1992 The Efficiency Expert (performer: "Sick and Tired")
 1987 Running from the Guns (performer: "Free Enterprise")
 1986 Olivia: Soul Kiss (Video short) ("Emotional Tangle") / (writer: "Emotional Tangle")
 1980 Hard Knocks (performer: "Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy)") / (writer: "Most People I Know (Think That I'm Crazy)")
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  War of the Worlds (TV Series) (music producer - 2 episodes, 1988) (music recorder - 2 episodes, 1988)
- The Walls of Jericho (1988) ... (music producer) / (music recorder)
- The Resurrection (1988) ... (music producer) / (music recorder)
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 1989 War of the Worlds (TV Series)
Billy Carlos
- Choirs of Angels (1989) ... Billy Carlos
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 1994 Rage (TV Series)
- Billy Thorpe Guest Programs Rage (1994) ... Himself
 1975 The Love Epidemic (Documentary)
Themselves (as Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs)
 1972 Sunbury
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 2012 Once Around the Sun
 2007 Getaway (TV Series)
- 15th Birthday Special (2007) ... Himself
 2007 Rage (TV Series)
- Billy Thorpe Special (2007) ... Himself

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs

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With his group The Aztecs, he scored with the hit "Poison Ivy". The group disbanded in 1968 but Billy reformed the group with guitar legend Lobby Lyde. They had a major hit with the single "Most People I Know". See more »

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