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Radio Birdman is an independent Australian rock band. He was formed in 1974 by musicians largely influenced by MC5 and the Stooges. Their name is directly inspired by the lyrics of the 1970 song, from the Funhouse album of the Stooges, but comes from a misunderstanding of the lyrics. When Iggy Pop (future Iggy Pop) sings Radio Burning Up Above Beautiful Baby Be My Love, the founding members of the group understood "Radio Birdman" and not "Radio Burning".

Deniz Tek and Rob Younger formed Radio Birdman in 1974 in Sydney,> after leaving TV Jones and The Rats, respectively. The duo decides to form a band that will challenge commercial music and that will be uncompromising. They recruit keyboardist Philip "Pip" Hoyle, drummer Ron Keeley and bassist Carl Rorke. Their name is directly inspired by the lyrics of the 1970 song, from the Funhouse album of the Stooges, but comes from a misunderstanding of the lyrics. When Iggy Pop (future Iggy Pop) sings Radio Burning Up Above Beautiful Baby Be My Love, the founding members of the group understood "Radio Birdman" and not "Radio Burning".

After having been rejected several times from concert halls in mid-1975, Radio Birdman found a room at the Oxford Tavern in Taylor Square, Sydney. They will eventually rename it The Funhouse>. Under their management, the Funhouse becomes the benchmark of groups left behind. Before the opening of this room, Carl Rorke left the group and was replaced by Rob Younger's long-time friend, Warwick Gilbert (also a former Rats member).

One of their songs appeared in France, Aloha Steve and Danno, is a cover of the musical theme of the soap opera Hawaii State Police. Compositions and covers of Stooges (TV Eyes) and The 13th Floor Elevators (You're Gonna Miss Me) compose the two albums of the group Radios Appear in 1977 (Australian version) then 1978 (overseas version) and Livin eyes released in 1981, but recorded in Wales in 1978. This second and last album was released when the group no longer existed, separated as a result of internal problems, tensions, musical differences and ego problems.

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