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


Entered Charts18 October 1967
Entry Point32
Highest Chart4
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.

I was very fortunate to interview the late Jim Keays (lead singer of the Masters) and 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.