Saturday, 27 May 2017


Candy and Mandy were very popular in the late 50s early 60s. Their real names were Daphne Kerr-Driscoll (Candy) and Lillian Safargy (Mandy). They were US showgirls in Las Vegas when Lee Gordon (American entrepreneur and rock and roll promoter who worked extensively in Australia in the late 1950s and early 1960s) asked them to come with him to Australia and record. They initially began as The Lee sisters. Johnny O’Keefe coached them and then they changed their names to Candy and Mandy. Their first Lee Gordon Big Show was the Johnnie Ray Show in 1959. They made three records for Rex Records in 1960 and 1961, and one EP.

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