13: Living In A Child’s Dream – Masters Apprentices

NeilTop 30 - Songs Of The 1960s

Entered Charts: 18 October 1967
Entry Point: 32
Highest Chart: 4
Weeks In: 14

There were two quite distinct lineups for the mighty Masters Apprentices, both led by vocalist Jim Keays – the one that featured Rick Morrison, Mick Bower and Brian Vaughton and the so-called classic line up featuring Keays, Colin Burgess, Doug Ford and Glenn Wheatley. This song was the last significant release for the first incarnation, reaching the top 5 in 1967.

In my interview with the late Jim Keays, we spoke about Living In A Child’s Dream. Jim was quite adamant that the song was not drug-influenced (although other songs may have been) and the psychedelic nature of the words was a reflection of the times more so that any external influence.

The Masters were a favourite of mine and this was one of their finest. Written by Mick Bower and recorded at Armstrong Studios, one of the sound engineers involved was one Ian “Molly” Meldrum.