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Visual arts The trends of Australian music have often mirrored those of the United States and Britain. ... Subcategories There are 3 subcategories to this category. ... Australian hip hop music began in the early 1980s, primarily influenced by hip hop music and culture imported via radio and television from the United States of America. ... Indigenous Australian music includes the music of Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, who are collectively called Indigenous Australians; it incorporates a wide variety of distinctive traditional music styles practised by Indigenous Australian peoples, as well as a range of contemporary musical styles both derivative of and fusion with European... The speedy deletion of this page is contested. ... Australia is home to several large immigrant communities, including the Vietnamese, Indonesians, Filipinos and others. ... Jazz is an American musical genre largely originated by African Americans but the style was rapidly and enthusiastically taken up by musicians all over the world, including Australia. ... Australian country music is a vibrant part of the music of Australia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pub rock is a style of Australian rock and roll popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and still influencing contemporary Australian music today. ... Australian indie rock is part of the overall flow of Australian rock history but has a distinct history somewhat separate from mainstream rock in Australia, largely from the end of the punk rock era onwards. ... Australian musicians played and recorded some of the earliest punk rock. ... Australian heavy metal music has its roots in the both the Australian hard rock and pub rock tradition of the 1970s and the American and British heavy metal scenes. ... The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry. ... The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) is a copyright collecting society representing New Zealand and Australian composers, lyricists and music publishers. ... The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (commonly known as ARIA Music Awards or ARIA Awards) is an annual awards night celebrating the Australian music industry, put on by the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA). ... The Country Music Association of Australia awards (commonly known as the golden guitar Music Awards or CMAA Awards) is an annual awards night held in January during the Tamworth Country Music Festival, in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia that celebrates the Australian country music industry. ... The Deadlys are an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in music, sport, entertainment and community. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The J Award logo. ... WAM Logo The Western Australian Music Industry Awards (commonly known as WAMis) are annual awards presented to the local contemporary music industry, put on by the Western Australian Music Industry Association Inc (WAM). ... NT Indigenous Music Awards are part of the Darwin Festival and are run by Music NT in association with the Northern Territory Government’s Indigenous Arts Development Unit. ... This article refers to an Australian award show. ... Kent Music Report front cover 11 October 1976 The Kent Music Report was a weekly record chart of Australian music singles and albums which was compiled by a music enthusiast, David Kent from the early 1970s through to 1998. ... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... The Triple J Hottest 100 is an annual music poll, based on the votes of Australian youth radio station Triple J listeners, in order to determine their favourite song of the year. ... This is a list of music festivals in Australia. ... The Big Day Out (BDO) is an annual music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which originated in Sydney in 1992. ... Livid was an Australian alternative rock music festival, which was held annually from 1989 to 2003. ... Homebake is an annual Australian rock festival, featuring an all-Australian lineup (with the occasional artist from New Zealand). ... The Falls Festival is a New Years Eve music festival, held annually in Marion Bay, Tasmania and Lorne, Victoria Australia since 1993. ... The largest recorded congregation of aboriginal australians apart from yothu yindi concerts and the tamworth pcyc weekly pool competition. ... First held in 1992, WOMADelaide is an annual world music and dance festival held in Botanic Park, Adelaide, South Australia as part of the Womad series of music festivals. ... The National Folk Festival is a festival celebrating Australian folk culture, first held in Melbourne in 1967. ... Overcranked is Australias biggest punk, rock and metal music festival. ... Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from late 1974 until July 19 1987. ... Rage is an all-night Australian music video program that is broadcast on ABC TV on Friday and Saturday nights. ... For other uses, see JJJ. Triple J is a nationally-networked, government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), mainly aimed at youth (defined as those between 12 and 25). ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... Community radio is a type of radio service that caters to the interests of a certain area, broadcasting material that is popular to a local audience but is overlooked by more powerful broadcast groups. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogising the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognised either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... The National Anthem booth at the 2005 Floriade, Canberra - on the J. Verbeeck fairground organ. ... Adelaide is a city in South Australia. ... Queensland Conservatorium of Music Brisbane is a city in Queensland, Australia, home to many regionally important music institutions and venues. ... Canberra is the capital city of Australia, and the Australian Capital Territory. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... the Sydney Opera House can be seen on the far left Sydney is a city in Australia, and a major center center for music. ... Perth is a city in Western Australia, known for having produced a number of very famous performers. ... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ... The arts in Australia have been influenced by its culture including a sense of European Australian isolation and remoteness. ... Architecture in Australia shows the substantial influence of that of English architecture with contemporary Australian architecture being more eclectic reflecting the multiculturalism of Australian society particularly post World War 2. ... // At first Australian comics copied British comic papers until its first comic book The Kookaburra appeared in 1931. ... Historically Australian cuisine was based on traditional British cooking brought to the country by the first settlers. ... A wide variety of dance occurs in Australia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... European style Theatre in Australia came with the first European settlers in the 1780s. ... The Art of Australia refers to both Australian Aboriginal art and Post Colonial art. ...

Australian music is the music originating from the country of Australia. For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ...

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Indigenous Australian music

Traditional Aboriginal instrument, the Didgeridoo
Traditional Aboriginal instrument, the Didgeridoo

Indigenous Australian music has become a vehicle for social protest, and has been linked, by both performers and outsiders, with similar forms from Native Americans; Jamaican singer Bob Marley is often credited with helping to revive traditional Aboriginal music, as did the movie Wrong Side of the Road, which depicted Aboriginal reggae bands struggling for recognition and linked it with land rights. Yothu Yindi's sudden pop success in the 1990s surprised many observers, and helped bring many Aboriginal issues into mainstream Australian affairs. In 1980, the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) began broadcasting traditional music and has become extremely successful. CAAMA has helped popularise remote musical communities, such as Blek Bala Mujik whose "Walking Together" became a sort of Australian anthem after its use in a Qantas commercial. The Deadlys are the major showcase of contemporary Indigenous Australian music. Indigenous Australian music includes the music of Australian Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, who are collectively called Indigenous Australians; it incorporates a wide variety of distinctive traditional music styles practised by Indigenous Australian peoples, as well as a range of contemporary musical styles both derivative of and fusion with European... Didgeridoo, copied from French Wikipedia Securiger 11:52, 30 Dec 2003 (UTC) © fr:Utilisateur:Aoineko File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Didgeridoo, copied from French Wikipedia Securiger 11:52, 30 Dec 2003 (UTC) © fr:Utilisateur:Aoineko File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A didgeridoo. ... Native Americans redirects here. ... This article is about the reggae musician. ... Wrong Side of the Road is a low-budget feature film made in South Australia in 1980 (released 1981). ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Because land is a limited resource and property rights include the right to exclude others, land rights are a form of monopoly. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) is an organization founded in 1980 by Freda Glynn, Phillip Batty and John Macumba in order to expose Aboriginal music and culture to the rest of Australia from its Alice Springs media centre. ... Blekbala Mujik is a large band hailing from Arnhem Land, Australia. ... Qantas (Qantas Airways Limited) (IPA: ) is the name and callsign of the national airline of Australia. ... The Deadlys are an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in music, sport, entertainment and community. ...


Jazz

Main article: Australian jazz

The history of jazz and related genres in Australia extends back into the 19th century. During the gold rush era of the 1850s American, British and locally formed 'blackface' (white actor-musicians in blackface) minstrel troupes began to tour Australia, touring not only the capital cities but also many of the booming regional towns like Ballarat and Bendigo. Minstrel orchestra music featured jazz-like musical characteristics including improvisatory embellishment and polyrhythm in the (pre-classic) banjo playing and clever percussion breaks. Some genuine African-American minstrel and jubilee singing troupes toured from the 1870s. A more jazz-like form of minstrelsy reached Australia in the late 1890s in the form of improvisatory and syncopated coon-song and cake-walk music, two early forms of ragtime. The next two decades brought ensemble, piano and vocal ragtime and leading (mostly white) American ragtime artists, including Ben Harney, 'Emperor of Ragtime' Gene Greene and pianist Charlie Straight. Some of these visitors taught Australians how to 'rag' (improvise unsyncopated popular music into ragtime-style music). Jazz is an American musical genre largely originated by African Americans but the style was rapidly and enthusiastically taken up by musicians all over the world, including Australia. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Ballarat in Victoria (red) Ballarat Base Hospital For the electoral division in the Australian House of Representatives, see Division of Ballarat. ... For the electoral division in the Australian House of Representatives, see Division of Bendigo. ... Sheet music to Coon Coon Coon, which bills itself as The Most Successful Song Hit of 1901. ...


By the mid 1920s, phonograph machines, increased contact with American popular music and visiting white American dance musicians had firmly established jazz (meaning jazz inflected modern dance and stage music) in Australia. The first recordings of jazz in Australia are Mastertouch piano rolls recorded in Sydney from around 1922 but jazz began to be recorded on disc by 1925, first in Melbourne and soon thereafter in Sydney. The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... “Tonearm” redirects here. ... The first major American popular songwriter, Stephen Foster Even before the birth of recorded music, American popular music had a profound effect on music across the world. ...


Soon after World War 2, jazz in Australia diverged into two strands. One was based on the earlier collectively improvised called "dixieland" or traditional jazz. The other so-called modernist stream was based around big band swing, small band progressive swing, boogie woogie, and, by 1947, watered down version of bebop. By the 1950s American bop, itself, was dividing into so-called 'cool' and 'hard' bop schools, the latter being more polyrhythmic and aggressive. This division reached Australia on a small scale by the end of the 1950s. From the mid-1950s rock and roll began to draw young audiences and social dancers away from jazz. British-style dixieland, called Trad, became popular in the early 1960s. Most modern players stuck with the 'cool' (often called West Coast) style, but some experimented with free jazz, modal jazz, experiment with 'Eastern' influences, art music and visual art concept, electronic and jazz-rock fusions. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


The 1970s brought tertiary jazz education courses and continuing innovation and diversification in jazz which, by the late 1980s, included world music fusion and contemporary classical and jazz crossovers. From this time, the trend towards eclectic style fusions has continued with ensembles like The Catholics, Australian Art Orchestra, Tongue and Groove, AustraLYSIS, Wanderlust, The Necks and many others. It is questionable whether the label jazz is elastic enough to continue to embrace the ever-widening range of improvisatory musics that are associated with the term jazz in Australia. However, mainstream modern jazz and dixieland still have the strongest following and patron still flock to hear famous mainstream artists who have been around for decades, such as One Night Stand players Dugald Shaw and Blair Jordan, reeds player Don Burrows and trumpeter James Morrison and, sometimes, the famous pioneer of traditional jazz in Australia, Graeme Bell. Donald Vernon Burrows, AO, MBE (b. ...


See: Andrew Bisset. Black Roots White Flowers, Golden Press, 1978 Bruce Johnson. The Oxford Companion to Australian Jazz OUP, 1987 John Whiteoak. Playing Ad Lib:Improvisatory Music in Australia: 1836-1970, Currency Press, 1999 Andrew Bisset in 1993. ...


Country music

Kasey Chambers performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival
Kasey Chambers performing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival

Australia has a long tradition of country music, which has developed a style quite distinct from its U.S. counterpart. Waltzing Matilda, often regarded as Australia's unofficial National anthem, is a quintessential Australian country song, influenced more by Celtic folk ballads than by American Country and Western music. This strain of Australian country music, with lyrics focusing on strictly Australian subjects, is generally known as "bush music" or "bush band music." The most successful Australian bush band is Melbourne's Bushwackers, active since the early 1970s. Australian country music is a vibrant part of the music of Australia. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The largest recorded congregation of aboriginal australians apart from yothu yindi concerts and the tamworth pcyc weekly pool competition. ... Waltzing Matilda is usually sung in informal settings, but it was played with a 90 piece orchestra and the 100 voice Melbourne Chorale at the 2005 Classical Spectacular Waltzing Matilda is Australias most widely known folk song, and one that has been popularly suggested as a potential national anthem. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogising the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognised either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... A bush band is a group of musicians that play traditional Australian folk music or contemporary folk music played in a traditional style. ...


Another, more Americanized form of Australian country music was pioneered in the 1930s by such recording artists as Tex Morton, and later popularized by Slim Dusty, best remembered for his 1957 song "A Pub With No Beer". In recent years local contemporary country music, featuring much crossover with popular music, has enjoyed considerable popularity in Australia; notable musicians of this genre include Beccy Cole, Gina Jeffries, Lee Kernaghan and sister Tania Kernaghan, Sara Storer, Felicity Urquhart, and the hugely successful Kasey Chambers, Keith Urban and Shannon Noll. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... Beccy Cole (born Rebecca Diane Thompson, October 27, 1972 in Glenelg, South Australia) is an Australian country music singer. ... Gina Jeffreys (also known as Gina Jeffries] is an Australian Country singer. ... Lee Kernaghan (born April 15, 1964 in Corryong, Victoria, Australia, is one of Australias most popular and influential country singers and songwriters. ... Tania Maree Kernaghan, born 18 July 1968 in Albury, New South Wales, is an Australian Country Music Singer. ... Sara Storer is an Australian country music singer. ... Kasey Chambers (born: June 4, 1976) is a popular Australian country music performer with three successive albums reaching number one on the Australian album charts in 2002, 2004 and 2006. ... Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967, New Zealand), is a New Zealand country music singer. ... Shannon Noll (born 16 September 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter. ...


Rock and popular music

Main article: Australian rock

Australia has produced a wide variety of popular and rock music. While many musicians and bands (some notable examples include the 1960s successes of The Easybeats and the folk-pop group The Seekers, through the heavy rock of AC/DC, and the slick pop of INXS and more recently Savage Garden) have had considerable international success, there remains some debate over whether Australian popular music really has a distinctive sound. Perhaps the most striking common feature of Australian music, like many other Australian art forms, is the dry, often self-deprecating humor evident in the lyrics. Rock music has also traditinally been the mainstay of Australian music culture and group releases. Dance music and to an extent, hip hop, has only recently gained nationwide acceptance and airplay. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The Easybeats were a rock and roll band from Australia. ... This article is about the Australian music group. ... This article is about about the band. ... INXS (pronounced In Excess) are an Australian rock group. ... For the album by The 69 Eyes, see Savage Garden (69 Eyes album). ...


First wave of Australian rock

In the mid-1950s, American rock & roll spread across the world. Sydney's independent record label Festival Records was the first to get on the bandwagon in Australia, releasing Bill Haley & His Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" in 1956. It became the biggest-selling Australian single ever. the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Festival Records was an Australian music recording and publishing company which was founded in Sydney in 1952 and operated until 2005. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Rock Around the Clock is a rock n roll song from 1952, written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter under the pseudonym Jimmy De Knight). Although first recorded by Sonny Dae & the Knights, the more famous version by Bill Haley & His Comets is not, strictly speaking... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


American-born entrepreneur Lee Gordon, who arrived in Australia in 1953, played a key role in establishing the popularity of rock & roll with his famous "Big Show" tours, which brought to Australia many leading American rock'n'roll acts including Bill Haley & His Comets, Little Richard, Eddie Cochrane, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly & The Crickets and Jerry Lee Lewis. Lee Gordon (born March 8, 1923-died November 7, 1963) was an entrepreneur and rocknroll promoter. ... Eddie Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an early American rockabilly musician. ... Gene Vincent, real name Vincent Eugene Craddock, (February 11, 1935 - October 12, 1971) was an American rocknroll pioneer musician, best known for his hit Be-Bop-A-Lula. // His parents, Ezekiah Jackson and Mary Louise Craddock, were shop owners in Norfolk, Virginia. ... For the Weezer song, see Buddy Holly (song). ... The Crickets The Crickets were the backing band from Texas in the United States, formed by singer/songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935), also known by the nickname The Killer, is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


Gordon was also instrumental in launching the career of Johnny O'Keefe, the first Australian rock star, who rose to fame by imitating Americans like Elvis Presley and Little Richard. O'Keefe and other "first wave" bands were popular until about 1961, when a wave of clean-cut family bands took their place. Johnny OKeefe (born John Michael OKeefe, January 19, 1935; died October 6, 1978) was a famous Australian rock and roll singer whose career began in the 1950s and ended with his early death in the late 1970s. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... “Elvis” redirects here. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and was a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Though mainstream audiences in the early sixties preferred a clean-cut style -- epitomised by the acts that appeared on the Nine Network pop show Bandstand -- there were a number of 'grungier' guitar-oriented bands in major cities like Sydney and Melbourne, who were inspired by American and British instrumental and surf acts like Britain's The Shadows -- who exerted an enormous influence on Australian and New Zealand music prior to the emergence of The Beatles -- and American acts like guitar legend Dick Dale and The Surfaris. Notable Australian instrumental groups of this period included The Atlantics, The Denvermen The Thunderbirds, The Planets, The Dee Jays, The Joy Boys, The Fabulous Blue Jays and The Whispers. The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ... Surf music is a genre of popular music associated with surf culture. ... The Shadows were an English instrumental rock n roll group active from the 1950s to the 2000s. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... This article is about the surf guitarist. ... The Surfaris were an American surf music band formed in Glendora, California in 1962. ... The Atlantics were an Australian surf rock band in the early 1960s and arguably Australias most successful of the genre. ...


Jazz was another important influence on the first wave of Australian rock. Unlike the musicians in bands such as The Comets, or Elvis Presley's backing band, who had rockabilly or country music backgrounds, many musicians in Australian rock'n'roll bands -- such as Johnny O'Keefe's famous backing group The Dee Jays -- had a solid background in jazz. Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


Second wave of Australian rock

The "second wave" of Australian rock is said to have begun in about 1964, after the impact of The Beatles. Beat groups like Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs and Ray Brown & The Whispers were followed by The Easybeats, The Bee Gees, The Masters Apprentices, The Loved Ones and cult acts like The Throb. A wave of acts also came from New Zealand, including Ray Columbus & The Invaders, Max Merritt & The Meteors, Dinah Lee and The La De Das. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs were an Australian pop and rock group dating from the mid-sixties. ... This article is about Ray Brown & The Whispers, the Australian rock band. ... The Easybeats were a rock and roll band from Australia. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Loved Ones as a band name refers to both an Australian rock group from the 1960s and a punk rock group currently playing. ... Max Merritt (born in Christchurch, New Zealand on 30 April 1941 is a New Zealand-born singer, songwriter and musician who is renowed for his prowess as an interpreter of soul music and R&B. He rose to prominence in New Zealand in the late 1950s and early 1960s before... The La De Das is an New Zealand Musical Group formed by New Zealand born Australian virtuoso guitarist, Kevin Borich. ...


Many Australian bands and singers tried to enhance their careers by moving overseas in particular to England then seen as the mecca of popuar music. Varying degrees of success resulted as not all bands matched the success of the Bee Gees. Others that made the journey were the Easybeats, the first band to crack the UK market, Lloyds World and the La De Das.


Third wave of Australian rock

The "third wave" of Australian rock began in about 1970 with the last of the early 60s groups dissolving. Few acts from this era got major international success, and it was even difficult to achieve continued fame across Australia, due to low radio airplay and the increasing dominance of overseas performers on the charts. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Airplay is a technical term used in the radio industry to state how frequently a song is being played on a radio station. ...


Despite resistance from commercial radio, acts as diverse as AC/DC, Sherbet and John Paul Young were able to achieve major success and develop a unique sound to Australian rock. One of the key agents for the increased exposure of local music was the nationally broadcast ABC-TV television pop show Countdown, which was soon followed by Australia's first non-commercial all-rock radio station Double Jay. Hard rock band AC/DC and harmony rock group Little River Band also found a major overseas success in the late 70s and early 80s, touring all over the world, while a score of Australian expatriates solo performers like Helen Reddy, Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen became major stars in the USA and internationally. Icehouse also formed in the late 1970s This article is about about the band. ... Sherbet (Etymology: Turkish & Persian; Turkish serbet, from Persian & Urdu sharbat, from Arabic sharba drink) (British and American English) or Sherbert (Australian English and New Zealand English, also a variant used in American English) historically was a cool effervescent or iced fruit soft drink. ... John Paul Young John Paul Young (June 21, 1950–) is an Australian singer. ... Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from late 1974 until July 19, 1987. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... For other uses, see JJJ. Triple J is a nationally-networked, government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), mainly aimed at youth (defined as those between 12 and 25). ... “Hard Rock” redirects here. ... This article is about about the band. ... Little River Band (also known as LRB) is an Australian rock band. ... 2003 Greatest Hits compilation Helen Reddy (born October 25, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian pop singer and actor. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Icehouse is an Australian band, originally billed as Flowers, best known in Australia in the late 1970s Sydney pub scene and later in the early to mid 80s for more mainstream success and radio airplay. ...


This period also saw bands like Skyhooks moving towards New Wave, and punk rock bands like The Saints, as well as electronic musical groups, such as Cybotron, Severed Heads and Essendon Airport. Perhaps most influential of the 'underground' scenes, however, was Australian pub rock, which began in Adelaide in the early 1970s with bands like Cold Chisel and The Angels and in Sydney Midnight Oil. Skyhooks was an Australian rock band of the 1970s, sometimes classified as a glam rock band, although this is mainly the result of the bands flamboyant costumes and makeup. ... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... The Saints are an influential Australian rock and roll band, formed in Brisbane in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... A photo of The Severed Heads from the back of the album Since The Accident. ... Essendon Airport was an Australian post-punk group from the late 1970s who explored experimental minimalist, electronic and funk music. ... Pub rock is a style of Australian rock and roll popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s and still influencing contemporary Australian music today. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Australian pub rock band. ... The Angels was a hard rock band that formed in Adelaide, Australia in 1970. ... This is about the city of Sydney in Australia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Australian Music Industry as a business began to formalise during the late 1960s and the 1970s. Although not taken seriously by the mainstream business community in those early years, none could discount the pioneering spirit and business acumen of the likes of Michael Gudinski, Michael Chugg, Ray Evans, Dennis Charter, Glenn Wheatley, Harry M. Miller, Harley Medcalf, Michael Browning, Peter Rix, Ron Tudor, Roger Davies, Fred Bestall, Lance Reynolds, Alan Hely, Frank Stivala, Sebastian Chase, Philip Jacobsen, Peter Karpin, Roger Savage, Ernie Rose, Bill Armstrong, Kevin Jacobsen, Phil Dwyer, Ken Brodziak, Denis Handlin, Stan Rofe, Jade Johnson, Terry Blamey and Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum. These were the people largely responsible for promoting and developing the Australian music ‘business’ during those formative years. Michael Solomon Gudinski AM (born August 22, 1950) is a Melbourne-based entrepreneur and businessman who is a leading figure in the Australian music industry, mostly known for forming the highly successful Australian record company Mushroom Records in 1972 through whom Gudinski signed several generations of Australian musicians and performers... Raymond Bernard Evans (February 4, 1915 - February 15, 2007) was an American songwriter. ... Dennis Charter is an Australian born entrepreneur. ... Glenn Wheatley (born 1948) is a disgraced [1] Australian artist manager and entertainment industry executive. ... Harry Maurice Miller (born 6 January 1934) is an Australian promoter and publicist. ... Roger Davies began his career as a roadie with cult Australian band Company Caine. ... Kevin Jacobsen is a well-known prominent Australian entertainment entrepreneur. ... Stan The Man Rofe (30 May 1930 – 16 May 2003) was Melbournes first and most influential rocknroll disc jockey. ... Jade Johnson (born June 7, 1980) is an English athlete. ... From video The Ultimate Kylie 2004 Ian Alexander Molly Meldrum OAM (born January 29, 1946 in Orbost, Victoria) is an Australian popular music critic, journalist, record producer, and musical entrepreneur, best known as talent co-ordinator, on-air interviewer and music news presenter on the popular music program Countdown. ...


Clubs and Venues catering for the demand of live band entertainment flourished in capital cities all over the country, however, the central development of the Australian Music Industry during these years was in Sydney and Melbourne. Clubs such as Chequers, the Bondi Lifesaver and the Coogee Bay Hotel in Sydney, and the Thumpin Tum, Catcher, Berties, Sebastian’s, the Hard Rock Café and the Q Club in Melbourne were synonymous with the biggest names in Australian Rock & Roll. Chequers, or Chequers Court, is a large house to the south east of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England, that sits at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Berties is a nightclub located underneath the Hotel Victoria on East street in Newquay, Cornwall, England. ... A Hard Rock Cafe sign in Chicago, Illinois The Hard Rock Cafe restaurant chain was founded by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, two Americans, on June 14, 1971. ...


In 1970 the first ever outdoor music festival modelled on Woodstock was held at Ourimbah near Sydney, and several other followed over the next two years, but most were a financial failure. In 1972 the first festival that proved successful enough to be repeated was the 1972 ‘Festival’ which attracted some 35,000 music fans from across the country to Sunbury on the outskirts of Melbourne. Australian music was not only alive and well; it was flourishing under the guidance of the early music industry entrepreneurs. The crowd watches a band at the 1972 festival. ... Sunbury is a large suburb of Melbourne, located in Victoria, Australia. ...


‘Pop’ magazines such as Go-Set (which began in 1966), the Daily Planet, RAM, and Juke, and television programs such as Countdown, Uptight, Sounds Unlimited and Happening 70 promoted Australian popular music to a youth market who had never before experienced such media exposure of their idols and stars. ‘Pop Stars’ were now being created by direct marketing to a targeted teenage audience. Recording studios such as 301 and Alberts’ in Sydney and Armstrong Studios in Melbourne became legendary. Independent label Mushroom Records was founded in 1973 and although it struggled to survive for its first two years of existence, it was saved in early 1975 by the commercial breakthrough of Skyhooks, whose debut LP became the biggest-selling Australian rock album ever released up to that time; this success enabled Mushroom to become a significant player in the Australian music industry and compete with established companies like EMI, CBS and Festival. Go-Set was a legendary Australian rock music magazine published from 1966-1974. ... The Daily Planet is a fictional broadsheet newspaper that appears in Superman stories published by DC Comics. ... Look up RAM, Ram, ram in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Juke can refer to: Little Walters famous harmonica instrumental Jukes and Kallikaks Juke joint Jukebox This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Countdown was a long-running popular weekly Australian music television show broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from late 1974 until July 19, 1987. ... Uptight is a 1966 album by Motown singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. ... Events September 3 - The republic of San Marino is established (traditional date). ... For the Mushroom Records company from Canada, see Mushroom Records (Canada), for the company that used to be Mushrooms operations in the United Kingdom see A&E Records Mushroom Records was an Australian record company formed by Michael Gudinski and Ray Evans in 1972. ... Skyhooks was an Australian rock band of the 1970s, sometimes classified as a glam rock band, although this is mainly the result of the bands flamboyant costumes and makeup. ...


The Bands and Recording Artists who shaped Australian Music during these seminal years were: - Skyhooks, AC/DC, Renée Geyer, Spectrum, Chain, Daddy Cool, Marcia Hines, Zoot, The Masters Apprentices, Air Supply, The Angels, Axiom, Kevin Borich Express, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Carson, Cheetah, Richard Clapton, Cold Chisel, Johnny Farnham, Healing Force, Lobby Loyde and the Coloured Balls, Hawking Bros, Flake, Buffalo, Bjerre, Wendy Saddington, The Seekers, Ronnie Charles, Company Caine, Denise Drysdale, Healing Force, Trevor Spry, Radio Birdman, Buster Brown, Little River Band, Ray Burgess, Mental as Anything, Marty Rhone, Ariel, The La De Das, Peter Allen, The Dingoes, Babeez, Mondo Rock, Icehouse, Midnight Oil, Doug Parkinson, Jon English, Blackfeather, Ronnie Burns, The Ferrets, Mike Brady, Hush, Tully, Madder Lake, Supernaut, Russell Morris, Allison Durbin, Olivia Newton-John, Ross D. Wylie, The News, Max Merritt and the Meteors, Debbie Byrne, Rose Tattoo, The Reels, The Saints, Sebastian Hardie, Lash, William Shakespeare, Sherbet, Silver Studs, John St Peters, Jeff St John, Stylus, Jim Keays, New Rules For Boats Tamam Shud, Ted Mulry Gang, Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, Ol’ 55, Mark Holden, Stevie Wright, John Paul Young, Helen Reddy, Redgum, Hot City Bump Band, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Colleen Hewett, Linda George, Ayers Rock and Brian Cadd. The earliest music of Australia was the folk music of the Australian Aborigines. ... Skyhooks was an Australian rock band of the 1970s, sometimes classified as a glam rock band, although this is mainly the result of the bands flamboyant costumes and makeup. ... This article is about about the band. ... Renée Geyer. ... For the British band of the same name, see Peter Kember Spectrum was an Australian progressive rock band which formed in Melbourne in 1969 and remained in existence until 1973. ... Marcia Hines (born July 23, 1953) is an American born singer who achieved great success in her adopted homeland of Australia. ... Zoot was a four piece pop/rock band formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1965. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Air Supply is a duo of soft rock musicians who had a succession of hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... The Angels was a hard rock band that formed in Adelaide, Australia in 1970. ... Axiom was a rock band formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1969 and included musicians Glenn Shorrock and Brian Cadd. ... Carson is the name of several places in the United States of America: Carson, California Carson, Iowa Carson, Washington (See also Carson City, capital city of Nevada) Carson is also a British surname: Edward Carson (1854–1935), leader of the Irish Unionists, a Barrister and a Judge. ... Cheetah were an Australian rock band active in Australia between 1977 and 1982. ... Richard Clapton (1951?-) is an Australian singer/songwriter. ... This article is about the Australian pub rock band. ... John Peter Farnham (July 1, 1949  ) is an Australian pop singer. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Buffalo are a proto-heavy metal band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1970, although initially performing under the name Head (changed the following year, due to its sexual innuendo and unmarketablity). ... This article is about the Australian music group. ... Australian Progressive Rock Band. ... Denise Drysdale, publicity photograph Denise Drysdale is an Australian television personality and comedian. ... Radio Birdman was one of the first punk bands in Australia. ... Buster Brown is a comic strip character created in 1902 by Richard Felton Outcault which is known for his association with the Brown Shoe Company. ... Little River Band (also known as LRB) is an Australian rock band. ... Mental As Anything is an Australian New Wave/rock music band who, since the late 70s have released numerous albums & singles and have produced many innovative music videos. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The La De Das is an New Zealand Musical Group formed by New Zealand born Australian virtuoso guitarist, Kevin Borich. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Dingoes were an Australian rock band from 1973 to 1979. ... Mondo Rock are an Australian rock band. ... Icehouse is an Australian band, originally billed as Flowers, best known in Australia in the late 1970s Sydney pub scene and later in the early to mid 80s for more mainstream success and radio airplay. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doug Parkinson is an Australian singer who first came to fame with his band Doug Parkinson In Focus in 1969 and had numerous hits on the Australian Top 40 charts. ... Jon English. ... Blackfeather was an Australian rock group in the 1970s. ... Adopted son (nicknamed Ronnie) of comic actors George Burns and Gracie Allen. ... Mike Brady (April 15, 1887 - December 3, 1972) was a professional golfer. ... Hush: a curious name for a rock band that turned thousands of teenies on to hysterical weeping and screaming and which was once barred from entering a country town by the mayor who did not want them interfering with the local girls. ... Tully is a surname, and may refer to R. Brent Tully, an astronomer Charlie Tully James Tully, Irish politician Jim Tully Kivas Tully Mark Tully, author and reporter Mike Tully Montgomery Tully Rush Tully Sean Tully, fictional character Steve Tully Susan Tully Tom Tully Tom Tully (comic writer) Also: Tully... For the 1970s Australian Rock Band of the same name, see Supernaut (band) Supernaut is a song by Black Sabbath. ... For the Australian rules footballer, see Russell Morris (footballer). ... Allison Durbin (born 24 May 1950) is a New Zealand-born Australian former pop singer. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born 26 September 1948) is a Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated English-born Australian pop singer, songwriter and actress. ... Ross D. Wylie was an Australian pop music singer and television personality of the 1960s and 70s. ... There are newspapers called The News in quite a few countries and cities around the world: The News (Adelaide) The News (Karachi) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Debra Byrne Debra Byrne, born in Melbourne, Australia on 30 March, 1957, is an Australian entertainer. ... Rose Tattoo is an Australian blues/hard rock band, led by Angry Anderson and slide guitarist Peter Wells. ... The Reels was an Australian rock music group which performed and recorded between 1978 and 1991. ... The Saints are an influential Australian rock and roll band, formed in Brisbane in 1972 (see 1972 in music). ... William Shakey was the stage name of english singer and monarch born John Cave (also known as John Cave). ... Sherbet (a. ... Modern stylus, used for touch-screen enabled devices such as the Nintendo DS and personal digital assistants Styli used in writing in the Fourteenth Century. ... New Rules for Boats is a four piece alternative/pop rock band from Perth, Western Australia formed in early 2004. ... Australian Progressive Rock Band. ... Ted Mulry (September 2, 1947 – September 1, 2001) was a British born singer, songwriter and musician who achieved success in Australia with his band Ted Mulry Gang, sometimes officially credited as TMG. Mulry formed Ted Mulry Gang in 1972 after spending several years performing in Sydney, Australia pubs. ... Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs were an Australian pop and rock group dating from the mid-sixties. ... Formed in Sydney, Australia, in 1975, OL55 enjoyed enormous popularity with a retro-fifties style that bordered on parody. ... Mark Holden (born 27 April 1954) is an Australian singer and television personality. ... Stevie Wright is an Australian musician. ... John Paul Young John Paul Young (June 21, 1950–) is an Australian singer. ... 2003 Greatest Hits compilation Helen Reddy (born October 25, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian pop singer and actor. ... Redgum were an Australian folk and political music group. ... Joe Camilleri (born 1948 in Malta) is a legendary Australian singer, songwriter and saxophonist. ... Colleen Hewett (born 16 April 1950) is an Australian actress and popular singer. ... For other uses, see Linda George (disambiguation). ... Brian Cadd (born 1946) is an Australian musician. ...


David Hines has written an original Australian musical based on the music from the 70's called Class of 77


1980s

In the 1980s, numerous innovative Australian rock bands arose. These included Hunters & Collectors, The Church, TISM, Divinyls, Hoodoo Gurus, The Sunnyboys, Men at Work, The Go-Betweens and The Triffids. During this period a number of Australian bands began to reflect their urban environment in songs dealing with day to day experiences of inner-city life eg Paul Kelly & the Coloured Girls perhaps best exemplified in his songs "From St. Kilda to Kings Cross" and "Leaps & Bounds", John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong in songs such us "King Street" and The Mexican Spitfires in tracks like "Sydney Town" and "Town Hall Steps." This decade also saw the rise of world music groups like Dead Can Dance; of special importance is Yothu Yindi, who helped found the field of Aboriginal rock. Then soap star Kylie Minogue began her music career in the late 1980's and released The Loco-Motion which became the biggest selling single in Australia for the decade and quickly catapulted her to worldwide stardom. British singer who is a huge icon of Australia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... British singer who is a huge icon of Australia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Hunters & Collectors, often referred to as the Hunnas by their fans, were an Australian rock band, formed in Melbourne in 1980. ... The Church are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. ... TISM (an acronym of This Is Serious Mum) is a seven piece anonymous alternative rock band from Melbourne, Australia. ... Divinyls (often incorrectly referred to as The Divinyls) are an Australian rock music band. ... Hoodoo Gurus are a rock band from Sydney, Australia, although three of the original members Dave Faulkner, Rod Radalj and James Baker were originally from Perth. ... Sydney band The Sunnyboys remain one of the most highly regarded and best-loved bands of the Australian post-punk era. ... This article has been selected as the current Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight! Please help improve it to featured article standard. ... The Go-Betweens during recording of Oceans Apart: l-r Robert Forster and Grant McLennan The Go-Betweens were an internationally influential indie rock band from Australia, formed by guitarists Robert Forster and Grant McLennan in Brisbane in 1977. ... The Triffids were an Australian rock band who achieved some international success in the 1980s. ... Paul Maurice Kelly (born 13 January 1955 in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian singer-songwriter and is recognized as an icon of Australian rock music as a member of the ARIA Hall of Fame. ... There have been several John Kennedys: John F. Kennedy, American president John F. Kennedy, Jr. ... The Mexican Spitfires were a Sydney Australia based indie rock/indie pop band formed in suburban Strathfield in the Strathfield Municipality in the mid 1980s. ... World music is, most generally, all the music in the world. ... Dead Can Dance is a band comprising Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. ... Yothu Yindi (Yolngu for child and mother. ... Aboriginal rock is a rather nebulous term for a style of music which mixes traditional rock music elements (guitar, drums, bass etc) with the instrumentation of Indigenous Australians (Didjeridu, clap-sticks etc). ... Kylie Ann Minogue (IPA: [1]) (born May 28, 1968) is a Grammy award-winning Australian pop singer-songwriter and occasional actress. ... The Loco-Motion is a 1962 pop song written by American songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King. ...


The first annual ARIA Music Awards were held in 1987. John Farnham and Crowded House were the most successful artists at the event. The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (commonly known as ARIA Music Awards or ARIA Awards) is an annual awards night celebrating the Australian music industry, put on by the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Crowded House is a rock group formed in Melbourne, Australia, and led by New Zealand musician and singer-songwriter Neil Finn. ...


1990s: indie rock

Main article: Australian indie rock

In the 1990s, the excesses of the 80s provided a bleak backdrop for commercial music, with only bands like AC/DC and INXS able to break into the US and European markets. On the home front, the indie scene that sprouted power pop bands like RatCat and Falling Joys began to become popular. There was also success for songwriters like Tom Morgan from Sydney band Smudge who collaborated with popular US band The Lemonheads. Morgan was affiliated with the Half A Cow record label which was one of many label/records stores that existed during the 90s. Half A Cow owner Nic Dalton also played in The Lemonheads and had his own bands such as Godstar and Sneeze. Australian indie rock is part of the overall flow of Australian rock history but has a distinct history somewhat separate from mainstream rock in Australia, largely from the end of the punk rock era onwards. ... Ben Ely and Quan Yeomans of Regurgitator Source: http://www. ... Ben Ely and Quan Yeomans of Regurgitator Source: http://www. ... Ben Ely and Quan Yeomans Regurgitator is an Australian rock band from Brisbane consisting of lead singer/guitarist Quan Yeomans, bassist Ben Ely and drummer Peter Kostic. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Powderfinger is an Australian rock band. ... Internationalist is the third album released by Australian band Powderfinger released in 1998. ... This article is about about the band. ... INXS (pronounced In Excess) are an Australian rock group. ... RatCat were a Sydney indie rock band of the early 1990s, fronted by Simon Day. ... Falling Joys was an Australian alternative rock band formed in Canberra in 1985. ... Smudge is a Sydney pop band, which has been around since 1991. ... The Lemonheads are an alternative rock band from the United States. ... Half A Cow is an independent record label from Australia, established in 1989 by the former Sydney-based music identity Nic Dalton. ... The Lemonheads are an alternative rock band from the United States. ... Godstar is a Sydney pop band. ... Sneeze is an indie pop project from Sydney, Australia made up primarily of Nic Dalton, who also runs record label Half A Cow, and Tom Morgan from Smudge. ...


American and British alternative music, especially genres such as grunge and Britpop became popular toward the mid 90s, leading to the rise of Australian alternative rock bands which included Regurgitator, You Am I, Powderfinger, Silverchair and Something for Kate. With the 90s came the centralization of many of the independent labels that saw the passing of labels such as Red Eye and Waterfront after the failed attempt by Polydor Records to provide a commercial outlet for these independent labels. The term alternative rock or alternative music1 was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... “Grunge” redirects here. ... Britpop was a mid-1990s British alternative rock genre and movement. ... Ben Ely and Quan Yeomans Regurgitator is an Australian rock band from Brisbane consisting of lead singer/guitarist Quan Yeomans, bassist Ben Ely and drummer Peter Kostic. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Powderfinger is an Australian rock band. ... This article is about the band. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ...


1990s: electronic music

While Industrial sounds emerged in Australia in the 1980s and early '90s with bands like Severed Heads, Ollie Olsen's No, and Foil, electronic music - with its inherent forms of techno, house, drum & bass and electro - peaked in the 1990s. While there were bands as diverse as Itch-E and Scratch-E, Boxcar, 5000 Fingers Of Dr T. and Sub Bass Snarl operating out of Sydney, Melbourne excelled with producers like Zen Paradox, Voiteck, Third Eye, Snog, Black Lung, FSOM, Little Nobody, Honeysmack, Artificial, TR-Storm, Son Of Zev, Half Yellow, Amnesia, Isnod, Blimp, Frontside and Sonic Animation all taking advantage of the existing infrastructure of pub venues created for live rock music, like the Punters Club and the Evelyn Hotel in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. In Adelaide, the Dirty House techno/house label, with resident producers HMC and Cinnaman, also made sizeable inroads overseas. A photo of The Severed Heads from the back of the album Since The Accident. ... Ollie Olsen was born in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. ... No were an Australian band, active during the late 1980s. ... Look up Foil in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... Itch-E and Scratch-Es debut EP Irritable from 1992 Itch-E and Scratch-E is an Australian electronic music group formed by Paul Mac and Andy Rantzen in Sydney in the early 1990s initially recording on the Volition label. ... Boxcar is an Australian Sydney-based synth pop and techno band. ... The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. is a 1953 musical fantasy film. ... Sub Bass Snarl is a long running music duo from Sydney, Australia formed by Sebastian Chan (also known as Yellow Peril) and Luke Dearnley (also known as Lex Luthor), who employ a decks and effects setup. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Zen Paradox is an electronic music artist, primarily involved in the production of techno as well as other more experimental electronic sounds, from Melbourne, Australia. ... Ollie Olsen was born in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. ... Snog is a band formed by Australian musician David Thrussell, along with Tim McGrath and Julia Bourke, in 1988. ... Black Lung is an electronic and industrial music project by Australian musician David Thrussell, also known for his industrial bands Snog and the more ambient Soma. ... Little Nobody is the electronic music alias of Australian expat Andrez Bergen, who these days resides in Tokyo and moonlights as a music, movie & anime journalist as well as a member of other production outfits Schlock Tactile, Cuvaceous Crustacean, DJ Fodder and the LN Elektronische Ensemble. ... Nicole Skeltys is an Australian electronic musician, based in Melbourne. ... This Digital Ocean is an electronic and industrial band. ... Blimp can refer to: a non-rigid airship as opposed to a rigid airship (e. ... Frontside and backside are surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding terms that are used to describe how a person approaches an obstacle or performs a certain trick. ... Sonic Animation (or sonicanimation) is an Australian dance/techno musical group. ... The Punters Club was the name of a pub and live music venue located at 376 Brunswick Street, in the inner Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. ... Brunswick Street also refers to the Brunswick Street railway station and nearby road in Brisbane. ... Fitzroy is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... HMC can stand for several things: Harvey Mudd College - A highly selective, private college of science, engineering and mathematics, located in Claremont, California. ... Apple Jacks Apple Jacks is a brand of cereal produced by Kelloggs and targeted mainly at children. ...


Organisations

Major organisations involved in funding or in receipt of funding are: Funding Agencies

Music: Chamber The Australia Council for the Arts (commonly called the Australia Council) is the Australian Governments arts council. ... The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) is an Australian government department. ...

Music: Orchestra The Australian Chamber Orchestra is based in Sydney, but tours its programs to most major Australian cities. ... Musica Viva Australia is the oldest independent performing arts organisation in Australia and the worlds largest entrepreneur of chamber music. ...

Music: Orchestra (Pit) The Sydney Symphony is a symphony orchestra based in Sydney, Australia. ... Symphony Australia is an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) subsidiary company providing orchestral support network and national Artist Development program for the: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Melbourne Symphony Orchestra The Queensland Orchestra Sydney Symphony Orchestra Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra West Australian Symphony Orchestra Through the alliance between the ABC and the Symphony Australia... The Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) is an orchestra, established in 1933 in Queensland, Australia. ... The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra was founded as a 17 player radio ensemble in 1936, in Adelaide, South Australia. ... The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is based in Hobart, Australia but plays regular concerts around Tasmania. ... The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra was founded by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1934 as one of its radio orchestras. ... The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), often known as the Orchestra of the West is the premier professional orchestra of the state of Western Australia. ...

Opera There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Queensland Orchestra, was created in 2001 through the merger of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and the Queensland Philharmonic, a small chamber orchestra. ...

Opera Australia is Australias major opera company, formed by the merger of the Australian Opera and the Victorian State Opera companies in 1996. ... Opera Queensland is an opera company based in Brisbane, Queensland. ... The West Australian Opera is the premier opera company of Western Australia and is based in Perth at His Majestys Theatre, Western Australia. ...

See also

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References

  • Breen, Marcus. "The Original Songlines". 2000. In Broughton, Simon and Ellingham, Mark with McConnachie, James and Duane, Orla (Ed.), World Music, Vol. 2: Latin & North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific, pp 8-19. Rough Guides Ltd, Penguin Books. ISBN 1-85828-636-0
  • DCITA, (2005), A New Era - Orchestras Review Report 2005 PDF

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