Old Australian Rock Singers

  • Bon Scott.
  • Chrissie Amphlett.
  • Suze DeMarchi.
  • Johnny O’Keefe.
  • angry anderson.
  • Jimmy Barnes.
  • ACDC.
  • john butler trio.

Who are some famous Australian singers?

  • 1 Kylie Minogue. 90 62. Famous As: Singer-Songwriter.
  • 2 Keith Urban. 101 53. Famous As: Musician.
  • 3 Sia Furler. 147 61. Famous As: Singer-Songwriter.
  • 4 Michael Hutchence. 48 23. Famous As: Musician, Actor.
  • 5 Olivia Newton-John. 85 60.
  • 6 Roseanne Park. 148 55.
  • 7 Natalie Imbruglia. 45 19.
  • 8 Iggy Azalea. 119 95.

Who is the most famous singer from Australia?

Kylie Minogue is the highest-selling Australian artist of all time, and an unsuspecting gay icon.

Who was the first Australian rockstar?

When Johnny O’Keefe hit the Top 40 with Wild One in the winter of 1958 he became the first local act to crack the charts with a rock and roll record.

What rock bands came from Australia?

  • The Easybeats. With songs like Friday On My Mind and She’s So Fine, The Easybeats were the greatest Australian rock band of the ’60s.
  • AC/DC. The godfathers.
  • The Angels.
  • Radio Birdman.
  • Midnight Oil.
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
  • You Am I.
  • Silverchair.

Is ACDC an Australian band?

AC/DC was founded in Sydney, Australia, by two brothers, Malcolm (the seventh of eight children in the Young family) and his younger brother Angus.

Which Australian artist has sold the most records?

ArtistSales
1MEAT LOAF1,750,000
2JOHN FARNHAM1,730,000
3SHANIA TWAIN1,260,000
4ABBA1,260,000

Who has sold the most records ever?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, British rock band The Beatles are top of the list for best-selling artists worldwide, with 257.7 million certified sales. Second is Elvis Presley with almost 207 million sales, followed by Michael Jackson with 169.7 million.

Who was the lead singer of goanna?

Goanna lead singer Shane Howard bans use of hit song Solid Rock at ‘racist’ Reclaim Australia rallies.

Is country music popular in Australia?

Australia ranks No. 3 among most popular country music markets, behind the runaway leader United States and Canada. The tech giant also rated Caboolture lad Keith Urban as its most-streamed artist born outside the U.S. Radio also fancies country.

Who is the greatest Aussie act from the 70s?

Nonetheless, a number of Australian bands of the 1970s achieved greatness: AC/DC, The Saints, The Masters Apprentices, Daddy Cool, Buffalo and Radio Birdman deserving particular mention. There were also a number of obscure prog rock acts of the early 1970s who expanded the parameters of Australian music.

Who staged the first rock and roll tour in Australia?

1971 Walkabout and Wake in Fright released. 1977 The rock band The Go Betweens forms in Brisbane. 1955 The film Jedda is released. 1957 Bill Haley and the Comets headline the first rock’n’roll tour of Australia.

What were the names inspired by rock n roll that were given to rebellious Australian teenagers?

Following the stress of World War II, teenagers were finally given the freedom they craved, and once they had a taste of the real world post-war, a sense of rebellion and a disdain for authority formed a subculture of teenagers that went by the name of bodgies and widgies.

What was the first rock n roll record?

The first rock’n’roll record was ‘Rocket 88‘, recorded by Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

Is rock still popular in Australia?

An analysis of the top singles charts for Australia since 1988 suggests rock and conventional band music generally are declining in popularity and that pop songs are getting shorter.

What does INXS stand for?

AcronymDefinition
INXSin Excess
INXSInternet Exchange Service
INXSIn Excess (band)

Who replaced Michael Hutchence?

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The lead singer of Australian rock band INXS, J.D. Fortune, who was picked to replace the late Michael Hutchence in a contest on a reality TV show, said he has been fired without warning from the band.

What member of AC DC died in 1980 as a result of alcohol abuse?

Bon Scott, vocalist for Australian hard rock group AC/DC, died of acute alcohol poisoning on February 19th, 1980 at the age of 33. Following an evening of heavy drinking at London, England venue the Music Machine, Scott passed out.

Who played sax in INXS?

Kirk Pengilly
InstrumentsGuitar, saxophone, keyboards, flute, percussions, vocals
Years active1975-present
Associated actsINXS
WebsiteKirk Pengilly from the INXS website

What happened to JD from INXS?

On February 16, 2009, Fortune revealed in an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada that INXS fired him from the band with a handshake at a Hong Kong airport. Fortune admitted to heavy cocaine use during the latest INXS tour and acknowledged that his drug habit had likely contributed to INXS’s decision.

Who is the biggest Australian band of all time?

AC/DC have topped our poll of the biggest band in Australian musical history. The rock band, formed in 1973, have sold over 200 million albums worldwide, with 1980s Back in Black one of the highest-selling albums of all time, with 50 million copies sold.

Who was important in Australian rock n roll?

O’Keefe carved out a national profile to become a legend of Australian rock music. He hosted one of Australia’s first TV rock shows, Six O’Clock Rock (1959 to 1961), and worked as an A&R with Gordon’s label, Leedon. He was the first Australian rock ‘n’ roll performer to attempt to break into the US market.

Which bands and musicians are from Australia?

  • Tame Impala. Elephant (2012), Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (2012), Patience (2019), Borderline (2019)
  • Midnight Oil. Blue Sky Mine (1990), Forgotten Years (1990)
  • Sick Puppies.
  • Olivia Newton-John.
  • Jet.
  • Kylie Minogue.
  • The Vines.
  • Divinyls.

What is Australia’s most famous rock band?

AC/DC is arguably the most popular band from Australia and one of the most popular rock bands in the world.


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