Jeff St John

Jeff St John left us on March 6, 2018. He was an Australian music legend who's hit-making spanned the 60's, 70's and 80's but it wasn't until the year 2000 that he performed in front of his biggest ever audience.

Doug Parkinson

Doug Parkinson is an Australian music legend who first came to fame in the 60's when he and his band, In Focus, topped the charts with this Beatles cover. In an earlier career Doug Parkinson had already received an important boost from The Beatles as you'll hear. Plus there's a great story about Doug making headlines for his tour with The Who and Small Faces.

Col Joye

Col Joye is a legend and icon of Australian music. Col was there in rock'n'roll's infancy in the 1950's and with The Joy Boys became a household name through TV shows like "Bandstand". He played an important role in the early career of the Bee Gees but it wasn't until the 1970's that he had his biggest hit with "Heaven Is My Womans Love" as Col Joye explains.

Joe Camilleri

Few Australian musicians have had the success and longevity enjoyed by Joe Camilleri. In the 70's his band Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons enjoyed the type of success which the Black Sorrows enjoyed in the late 80's and early 90's. He claims they always struggled to find hit singles but there was one they didn't even want to include on an album!

Jenny Morris

Born in New Zealand but it was in Australia that Jenny Morris's fame really peaked. Beginning with the success of her band QED and remembered for solo hits such as "Break In The Weather" and the Neil Finn penned "You I Know", Jenny was twice awarded the title of "Australia's Best Female Artist" in the 1980's.

John Paul Young

For a time during the 1970's in Australia it appeared that John Paul Young could do no wrong. Hit after hit came easily with the help of producers/songwriters Harry Vanda and George Young. You can hear some of Harry's recollections here but DON'T miss any of JPY's own hit stories of the time. Especially interesting is the tale behind his very first chart success.

INXS’s Tim Farriss

The stories on the career of Australian supergroup INXS are numerous. Many were told in the TV mini-series "Never Tear Us Apart". You may have read even more of those stories in books and magazines articles on the band, but there's bound to be some you've missed in Ian Keenan's interview with INXS founder Tim Farriss.

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.

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!

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!

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