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Marcia Hines

Three times (1976 - 78) she was "Australian Queen of Pop". Not a bad achievement for a girl who landed in Australia from Boston USA at just 16 years of age. Marcia Hines came half way around the world, alone, to star in the debut Australian version of the rock musical "Hair". It was just the first step in her pathway to Aussie stardom.

Graham Bonnet

In Australia Graham Bonnet is best remembered as a solo artist, however internationally his biggest successes came with bands. In the 60's with The Marbles and then in 1979/80 as lead singer for Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. Two of his greatest hits came courtesy of Bee Gee Barry Gibb and the stories behind those hits are worth hearing!

Diane Warren (Songwriter)

Nothing needs to be said to embellish the career of American songwriter Diane Warren, the facts speak for themselves. With an amazing list of song writing credits, arm loads of awards and a bank balance we could only guess at......its not surprising to hear the music industry call Diane Warren: "the most important songwriter in the world".

Bread’s David Gates

The music of Bread has romantically inspired many people over many, many years. Yet some of the stories behind these hits could affect you in a different way. There's one Bread hit that many would consider to be a love song, which was actually written after the death of David Gates's father. Hearing David Gates tell the story behind this David Gates classic will touch you.

Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus

"Mamma Mia", the stage musical, brought ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus back to work in Australia for the first time since the 70's. In this interview with Ian Keenan he discusses how the musical came about, some trivia concerning ABBA hits and how Bjorn felt about touring in the 70's. You might also be interested to find out what was the biggest lie reported about ABBA.

KC and The Sunshine Band

Did you know that it's generally considered that the very first "disco" hit was written and produced by Harry Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band? The twist in the story is that KC didn't sing it! KC put his vocals on the many Sunshine Band hits but NOT on that ground breaking first disco hit. Hear the story in his interview with Ian Keenan.

Harry Vanda of The Easybeats

Few people can claim an impact on the Aussie music industry as big as Harry Vanda's! From The Easybeats to AC/DC there's been many acts who owe their success to Harry Vanda & George Young. Producers, songwriters and band mates in both The Easybeats and Flash and The Pan, this interview was recorded just after the were given the award for "Best Australian Song" EVER!

Tina Charles

What a career Tina Charles had! The British singer began as a teenager working in the recording studio singing with people like Elton John and Steve Harley. Tina also sang the lead vocals for a band called 5000 Volts (which was uncredited) and by the time her own run of hits began in 1975 she was a seasoned professional at just 21 years of age.

Goanna’s Shane Howard

Some people are just born storytellers. Goanna's Shane Howard has been telling stories for many years via his music. His songs have highlighted Aboriginal injustice as well as the plan in the 1980's to dam Tasmania's now World Heritage listed Franklin River. His hit stories reveal the great meaning behind his music and he has some great stories to tell. Enjoy!

Eric Burdon

The superlatives you could use in describing Eric Burdon are many, the man truly is a legend. From starting out in the early 60's with the band The Animals he continues to perform and record as he reaches his late 70's. Over the years he's amassed many amazing tales concerning his life and music, just some of those hit stories are shared here.

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