13 May 11 @ 04:24pm by Staff Writer
DID you know one of Australia’s surf rock classic songs, Bombora was written by Jim Skiathitis and Peter Hood (from The Atlantics ) in a house that Skiathitis lived in with his parents in Oberon St, Coogee in 1963?
The instrumental Bombora shot to number one for a record eight weeks in 1963 and charted around the world.
In 2000 Bombora was given the accolade of being used in the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
The band itself had decided to reform only a year earlier with a line-up featuring original members Skiathitis, Hood and Bosco Bosanac along with new guitarist Martin Cilia.
In a strange twist of fate they discovered Cilia lived just around the corner from Oberon St when he wrote The Atlantics comeback album Flight of the Surf Guitar.
The Atlantics journey has now come full circle with the band back in Coogee as part of the tour for the new release, The Collectibles, a memorable collection of songs between 1966 and 2010.
See them at Coogee Diggers on May 28. Bookings coogeediggers.com.au.