Max Merritt Stories

Max Merritt: the Melbourne years


Melbourne loved Max Merritt. He and the Meteors were based there from 1967 to 1970, and during this era he was noted to be the “finest soul singer in Australia.”

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Max Merritt: the UK years


Max Merritt and the Meteors shifted their base from Melbourne to the UK in October 1970. The band then comprised Merritt, Stewie Speers (drums), Bob Bertles (saxophone), and Dave Russell (guitar and bass). The four of them and their families lived together at first. 

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