The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop

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Allen & Unwin, 1999 - Music - 717 pages
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Containing over 870 entries, this essential reference to the bands and artists who molded the shape of Australian popular music spans the music of the 1950s to that of the late 1990s. From Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to AC/DC, from Olivia Newton-John to the Dirty Three, and from INXS to Midnight Oil, the individual careers of Australia's rock and pop stars are represented in an A-to-Z encyclopedia format complete with biographical and historical details. Each entry also includes listings of original band lineups and subsequent changes, record releases, career highlights, and cross-references with related bands and artists.

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Ian McFarlane is a Melbourne writer and music historian. He has been a freelance rock writer since 1984 working for magazines such as Juke, Hot Metal, The Edge, and From The Vault. He is currently a contributor to The Australian and has been writing specifically about Australian rock for 10 years. Recently he has been self publishing his own magazines Prehistoric Sounds (Australian Independant Music 1976 - 1990) and Freedom Train (Australian Progressive Rock 1970 - 1976) which are dedicated to examining the history of specific periods in Australian music.

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