Century Quartet or 18 CQ as it was commonly referred to was one of the most interesting
and innovative Aussie bands of the mid-Sixties. Founded and led during 1964-65 by renowned musician and
songwriter Hans Poulsen This all-acoustic
four-piece group, which had no drummer, featured
multi-instrumentalist Ted Baarda, violinist Ron
Snellgrove and bassist Steve Dunstan. The use of a baroque
style and unusual instruments made it unique.
rendition active (1966-1967) was more pop-oriented.
The line-up featured Keith
Glass, guitarist John Pugh & bassist Frank Lyons and
a series of drummers. They basically only cut 4 tracks
and these are featured below. Hans remained as part of the second line-up
for a while but then took his style and exited to pursue