You’re Thirteen, You’re Beautiful, and You’re Mine – Cold Chisel 1978

I was in the city one day with my Mum and remember begging her to let me go into Allans Music Store in Gawler Place, Adelaide. I annoyed her so much she finally gave in and there it was – the limited edition of “You,re Thirteen, You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine” by Cold Chisel, waiting for me to come and buy it. I remember annoying her even more to give me the money to buy it ($3.99) and in return I promised I would do so many chores around the house. Secretly, I was convinced that the album was named for me (as I was 13 at the time) and I was beautiful, and I wanted to be theirs!! Little did I know the real reason behind the title. At the time the band were listening to Jerry Lee Lewis. It was suggested that they name the EP “You’re sixteen, You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine” after the Jerry Lee Lewis song. Instead, one night, they all thought it would be funny to name it the title it is today, as he married his 13 year old cousin. This is the only Cold Chisel cover featuring female nudity (Jimmy Barnes girlfriend at the time). It was recorded in October 1978 at the Regent Theatre, Sydney and released in November 1978 As a young 13 year old girl, I thought I had scored the album of the century. I have it wrapped in plastic and I still listen to it today. I remember how exciting and thrilling it was to find a record and race home as quick as you could to listen to it. Still do !!