With individual memories and musical histories dating back from the vibrant days of Whisky A Go Go in Kings Cross in the late 60s, the mega beer barns of the 70s, the indie 80s, eclectic 90s and through to the 21st century. You begin to imagine a few yarns about the trials, tribulations, people, places and downright outrageous events of the past 40 years of the Australian Music Industry.
John Carlini of his first trip to Melbourne in 1968 with the James Wright Band:
“We had just got on the train at the Adelaide Railway Station when we were jokingly told by our manager that all the gigs in Melbourne had been cancelled. Arriving in Melbourne we arrived at a very surprised Agency who in fact confirmed that there were no gigs.”
“After sitting at the Agency for most of the day, thankfully they arranged somewhere for us to sleep but no possibility of a gig. It was then that it was suggested by the Agency that if we went back to Adelaide via Mildura we could pick up some money picking grapes, as the then charting pop duo the ZOOT were making a fortune fruit picking in the Riverland. We caught the train to Sydney and played as musicians at the then Chequers, often wondering if we were going to run into the MASTERS APPRENTICES on a fruit block in the Hunter Valley!”
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