Hans Poulsen 18th Century Quartet in action Keith Glass


The Eighteenth 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.

The second 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 another path.


18th Century Quartet


18th CQ (1964 - 1965)

Hans Poulsen

Click Here For 18th CQ Fugue Click Here For 18th CQ Theme
Click Here For Come As You Are Click Here For Conscription
Click Here For Ghost Town - Instrumental Click Here For I Don't Wanna Sing Without You
Click Here For If Sun Shone Blue Click Here For I'm Gonna Treat You Good
Click Here For I Will Never See You Anymore Click Here For Japanese Village - Instrumental
Click Here For Lucky Man Click Here For Walk Fast Thru The Alleys Of Harlem - Instrumental

18th Century Quartet (1966 - 1967)

Keith Glass

Click Here For Am I A Lover Click Here For Distant Relative Click Here For Drawing Room Click Here For Rachel


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