Judith Durham — We'll never find another you

Melbourne-born folk sensation Judith Durham, chanteuse of a generation, has died from bronchiec ...  
Farewell to Olivia Newton-John, Australia’s sweetheart

Olivia Newton-John, affectionately known as “Australia’s sweetheart” and “our Livvy” ...  
Archie Roach — A remarkable life

Indigenous Australian artist Archie Roach, best known as the voice of the Stolen Generations, has ...  
Elvis is back in the building

While much is known about the King of Rock n' Roll, there is another story behind his rise and ...  
Chris Bailey of The Saints — A life lived 'stranded on Saturday night'

Chris Bailey, lead singer of the seminal and highly influential punk band The Saints, has passed ...  
Farewell to Glenn Wheatley, Australia’s rock music maverick

Glenn Wheatley, a legendary mover and shaker in the Australian music industry for more than 50 ...  
Rock-and-roll nun Sister Janet Mead remembered

Great humanitarian and unlikely rock star Sister Janet Mead has died of cancer, aged 83.  
Meat Loaf — Heaven will be rockin'

Marvin Lee Aday, better known as the musical sensation Meat Loaf, has passed away of unknown ...  
Badfinger’s Straight Up album rocks 50 years later

Despite difficulties with their record company and crooked manager, power-pop pioneers Badfinger ...  
Australia's music scene plunges deeper into poverty

With more and more musicians leaving the industry out of economic necessity, we face a generation ...  
Charlie Watts — Farewell to the gentleman drummer

Charlie Watts, drummer for one of the world’s biggest rock groups ever – the Rolling Stones ...  
Songwriter Gene Clark shines 50 years of his ‘White Light’

As Bob Dylan recognised, one-time Byrds rock star Gene Clark composed singular tunes. Clark’s ...  
Rock diva Tracy Nelson’s glorious gospel album turns 50

Although never a hit in 1971, gospel album Bring Me Home still rings out both musically and ...  
Phil Spector — A passionate life

Genius music producer Phil Spector, whose life was like a Shakespearean play, has died from ...  
Hillsong claims Melbourne's iconic Festival Hall

Hillsong Church has outraged the music community by purchasing Melbourne's historic Festival ...  
Remembering Spencer Davis: The great 'Professor'

Welsh music sensation Spencer Davis, one of rock music’s elder statesmen, has passed away from ...  
Eddie Van Halen: Goodbye, guitar god

Guitar god Eddie Van Halen has died following a long battle with cancer. He was 65.  
Helen Reddy: Farewell to a feminist icon

Feminist icon Helen Reddy, the first Australian to top the US charts, has died at age 78.  
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