On this edition of Vinyl Vibes Jack Hodgins talks with Bosco Bosanac, the bass player from The Atlantics.

Bosco and his family migrated to Australia in the late ’40s. Growing up during the era of rock and roll it was bands like the Shadows and The Ventures that inspired Bosco greatly. On bass Bosco along with Peter Hood on drums and guitarists Theo Penglis and Eddy Matzenik formed an instrumental garage band in 1961. They soon decided to call themselves The Atlantics.

In 1963 the band would be signed to CBS Records. They would release their first single Moon Man in February 1963. It was not a massive hit but created enough attention to ensure CBS would still record them. Their second single, released in July 1963, Bombora would be a number one hit in Australia. It would also be a hit worldwide making The Atlantics Australia’s first internationally recognised music group.