Behind the Rock and Beyond

Behind the Rock and Beyond

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Teen Time, Bandstand, Dig Richards, Johnny O'Keefe, Sing, Sing, Sing, Col Joye a The Joy Boys, The Delltones, Sydney Stadium, Saigon ... some of the names to be found in Behind The Rock, the refreshing frank reminiscences of Australian rock musicians, Jon Hayton and Leon Isackson. Based on personal diaries, Behind The Rock is a humorous and honest account of life in the Australian rock'n'roll scene from its birth in 1956 to the mid-sixties (and Beyond). With the changing fortunes of the band, the R'Jays, the authors take us behind-the-scenes of Festival Records, 'live' television, stadium concerts and dances, band tours in Australia, New Zealand and war-torn Vietnam and the world of adolescent sex, fans and 'band vultures', bungling managers, and hard-living and heart-broken rock stars. A no-holds-barred, eyewitness story, Behind The Rock is a vital document for understanding the history of 'Oz Rock'.Theya#39;ve never seen an Australian rocka#39;na#39;roll band before, so if we do something outrageous like rolling on the floor, theya#39;ll just think ... Ray aamp; the Invaders were on with us and also Freddie Keil and the Kavaliers, which was one of the few Maori bands still resident in New Zealand and not moved to Bondi. ... We had something in common: we could have a good talk about the Kiwis without one being there.

Title:Behind the Rock and Beyond
Author:Leon Isackson, Jon Hayton - 2014-05-01


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