Little Darling

Little Darling: Daryl Braithwaite and The Horses
February 2023
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Most musicians only get one chance at fame. Daryl Braithwaite has managed to have three of them. He joined a band called Sherbet in 1970 and, a year later, they had their first hit – and there were an astonishing 19 more to come.

But Sherbet’s fans grew up and moved on so the band folded in the early 1980s. At the end of that decade, Braithwaite found himself with a surprise hit album in Edge. He followed it up a few years later with Rise – the album that included a little tune called The Horses. That song went to No1, but a lawsuit and diminishing sales saw him pushed out of the limelight.

Then, in the early 2000s, something strange happened – kids at gigs started singing The Horses back at Braithwaite. Soon enough, this song that might have otherwise faded away galloped back and became an Australian anthem.

Little Darling looks at the unusual phenomenon of The Horses and offers up an explanation for how it happened.