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Happy Little Vegemites 1959

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    'A rose in every cheek'

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    This cinema advertisement from 1954 shows Bob Gibson and his four-piece ensemble performing Happy Little Vegemites with the Vege-Mites singing group: Anne Edwards, Denise Simpson, Veronica Macintyre and Marilyn Taylor. The scene changes to a boy and girl eating Vegemite on bread, then other scenes demonstrating the health benefits of eating Vegemite. The ad ends with the Vege-Mites singing and the intertitle 'Puts a rose in every cheek’.

    Marilyn Taylor recalls that the recording was made at 2GB and then filmed at Cinesound Studios at Balmain. All the Vege-Mites attended classes at Thelma Duff’s dance school in Rozelle. Later, Marilyn and her sister Annette formed the Taylor Sisters and performed on a variety of TV music variety shows such as Cafe Continental (1958–61), Teentime and Six O’Clock Rock (1959–62).

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