Perth Rocks

40's, 50's & 60's Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly and Swing dance, music and venues in Western Australia




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Good Bye Perth Rocks !!!

After almost six years of providing a free community service for the lovers of 40's, 50's & 60's Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly and Swing music, especially to the dancing crowd, it is time to devote our time to other things.

Perth Rocks has been archived by Pandora, a national library of electronic publications of cultural significance, and so data from the past, will remain available for posterity. Our videos of bands and dancers got a million hits on YouTube, and the website about a thousand hits every week.

Our original aim was to present a centralised information source about dancing gigs, music venues and bands, and try and unite a very fragmented scene. Perth may be a growing city of almost two million people, but on their own, the swing, rockabilly and rock'n'roll crowds are very small, and if they choose to remain insular are unlikely to survive over time.

Now there are many more data sources than when we started six years ago - a plethora of websites and Facebook pages provide basically the same information, though not centralised.

As for uniting a fragmented scene, despite some degree of cross-over, not much changed on that front.

We will administer the Perth Rocks Facebook group so members can themselves continue to post gigs, photos and videos there.

Perth Rocks website will remain as is (with no further updates) for historical purposes.

So folks, it has been fun while it lasted, but nothing lasts for ever and it is good bye and good luck from us.


July 2013



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