Based on personal diaries, BEHIND THE ROCK is a humorous and honest account of life on the Australian rock 'n' roll scene from it's birth in 1956 to the mid-sixties.
With the changing fortunes of their 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".
First published by Time Life/Select Books 1990.
Dedicated to Digby George Richards, 1940-1983
BEYOND THE ROCK (The continuing story 1966-1980)
Has been published by Australian Music Museum Magazine (Moonlight Publishing).
It is in serial format with a chapter available each issue. (current issue #36)
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