Download PDF by Lucy Desoto: Australia Rocks: Remembering the music of the 1950s to 1990s

By Lucy Desoto

Australian rock tune has a wealthy background of performers and bands that experience created not only the soundtrack for Australian lives yet have additionally formed the foreign track scene. within the early days of the Fifties and ‘60s, Australian rock observed performers like Johnny O’Keefe and The Easybeats. The Nineteen Seventies observed chilly Chisel and AC/DC, between others, appearing to packed halls in the community. AC/DC grew to become this into foreign luck, blasting via 3 many years of traveling and appearing. despite the fact that, it used to be purely within the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties that Australian rock actually made its mark at the foreign degree with iconic bands reminiscent of males at paintings, middle of the night Oil and INXS. Australia Rocks brings the bands and the days to lifestyles via special photos and evocative textual content. Written by means of a rock musician, it additionally is going past the ‘big names’ to spotlight the various self sustaining, frequently lesser-known performers who performed such a vital part in shaping the undefined, and shines a mild on how rock track used to be not just stimulated through worldwide occasions (the Vietnam warfare, for instance) but in addition shaped a part of huge, immense cultural shifts (the Swinging Sixties, the protest stream, etc). From the demure dance halls of the Nineteen Fifties to the smoke-filled pubs of the Nineteen Seventies and the packed live shows of the Nineties and past, Australia Rocks could have tune enthusiasts dusting off their vinyl assortment and remembering the nice times.

Lucy Desoto is an the world over recognized rock and blues musician and no stranger to the inventive approach. seeing that 1975, Lucy Desoto has sung and performed keyboards in bands with a few of Australia’s prime rock musicians, construction a name for excellent tune writing and expert performances. In 2001, Lucy attained a first-class honours measure in Media Arts at Sydney college, and began post-graduate movie experiences. In 2008, Lucy’s documentary movie Rock ’n Roll Outlaw screened to sold-out exhibits on the Melbourne overseas movie competition and later that 12 months Lucy was once offered a Doctorate of inventive Arts from the college of know-how Sydney. Now dependent in Alice Springs, Lucy maintains to rock ’n’ roll. this can be her first book.

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