Myponga - South Australia's First Pop Festival

Author(s): Lindsay Buckland

Music | South Australian Authors

A definitive 500 page account of South Australia's first pop festival held on the Australia Day long weekend January 30- February 1, 1971. Where progressive rock was the new music genre. Where Black Sabbath came out all the way from England for a one hour performance and then headed straight on home. Where new band Daddy Cool found instant National recognition. Buckland delves deep into the political machinations involved in staging the event and covers the music histories of the 32 bands that appeared, with many never before in depth written accounts from band members. Insightful interviews with Daddy Cool's Ross Wilson, Spectrum's Mike Rudd are just a few of the musicians profiled. Ian McFarlane Australia's most respected musicologist cites, "This is the story of Myponga, from its inception through the weekend's events and onto the aftermath. It shines a light on what the bands brought to the stage. Digging deeper< author Lindsay Buckland profiles the acts who made the festival the success it was. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the history of Australian rock music."

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  • : 9780645011609
  • : Lindsay Buckland
  • : January 2021
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : Lindsay Buckland