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>Billy Field was raised in Urana in rural New South Wales. He grew up there and worked on a station in the Riverina region through his teens and early twenties before heading to Sydney to have a crack at the music industry.

Despite his association with pop music Billy Field was an extremely talented jazz and blues musician, influences that can be heard on his first, and most commercially successful, record “Bad Habits”. The album, released in 1981, featured the hugely successful single “Bad Habits” and a second single that also reached Number One on the Australian charts, “You Weren’t In Love With Me”.

Field’s next album, “Try Biology” went gold within weeks of its release and was followed by an adventurous third album, “Say Yes”, which featured the entire string section of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. But none of Billy Field’s releases could eclipse the phenomenal success of his debut and he was relegated to “one hit wonder” status across the globe.

You Weren’t In Love With Me really should have been a world wide hit. Perhaps if a band like Air Supply had released it then it would have been.

Bad Habits

You Weren’t In Love With Me

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