Beginning in Adelaide in 1973, it wasn't until 1975 that Cold Chisel consolidated into its definitive line-up. The first two albums, Cold Chisel and Breakfast at Sweethearts presented the live classics "Khe Sanh", "Home and Broken Hearted", "One Long Day", "Merry-Go-Round", "Shipping Steel", "Breakfast at Sweethearts" and "Goodbye (Astrid Goodbye)".
Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Don Walker, Steve Prestwich, Phil Small
- APRA Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music (2016)
- ARIA Hall of Fame Award (1993)
Jimmy Barnes is the heart and the soul of Australian rock & roll. His nickname, “Barnesy”, conjures up thoughts of rock music at an ear-splitting volume, and of soul standards given a unique reading.
The Hoodoo Gurus got together in Sydney on January 1st 1981 to play their first "show" in an inner city lounge room. Core members are Dave Faulkner and Brad Shepherd who are joined by Kimble Rendall, Rod Radalj and James Baker. No bass player. When the band sign with Big Time Records they consist of Dave, Brad, James and bassist Clyde Bramley.
Midnight Oil, are certainly a band that has triumphed with its art regardless of current trends or the political or economical state of the world.
Tim Rogers formed the first version of the band with his school friend Nick Tischler and his older brother Jaimme in December 1989. The band's name was derived from late-night sessions under the influence of alcohol.
Some muse that rock icons Dragon grew up with the Australian music scene and others affirm that it was Dragon that helped the scene grow up.
Legendary Australian singer/songwriter
, Ian Moss, is out on the road on an intimate acoustic, East Coast solo tour.
Tim Finn has enjoyed a unique and remarkable career. From his time with pop pioneers Split Enz (which he co-founded) and Crowded House to a successful solo career, Finn has shown no signs of slowing down, in the process penning such classics as Six Months In A Leaky Boat, Weather With You (with brother Neil Finn) and Persuasion (with Richard Thompson).
When it comes to naming Aussie Rock Legends the name Rose Tattoo is high up on the list. Formed almost 35 years ago the band is still exalted globally as one of the purist, loudest, dirtiest, loveable rock bands to ever grace the stage, be it in a sweaty Aussie pub or at an outdoor European stadium.
With a career spanning over thirty years, Icehouse has continued to transcend age groups with their hit songs that are well known and loved by audiences across several generations.