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AMC Music Hall of Fame: 'Yesterday's Heroes' Exhibition at the State Library of SA.

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How Adelaide shaped the future of popular Australian music

During 2014 Adelaide's music scene saw the establishment of the Adelaide Music Collective (AMC) to promote and honour various SA performers of original music, and the induction of 36 Hall of Fame inductees along with its founder David 'Daisy' Day. To their credit, 31 of these inductees still live locally and many of them are still performing and continuing to achieve recognition both nationally and internationally.

AMC Founder and International drummer, Enrico 'Mick' Morena said, "as we begin 2015, Adelaide has a wonderful opportunity to recognise and take pride in the achievements of our high-achieving artists featured in the Yesterday's Heroes Exhibition, to be held in conjunction with the State Library of South Australia in the State Library Institute Building, on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue."

This exhibition includes memorabilia from this 30-year period featuring various musical icons, which have shaped Adelaide's music scene from the 1960's to the 1980's.

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The Master's Apprentices

SA Music Hall of Fame (SAMHF) Curator, Victor Marshall said, "The "Yesterday's Heroes" exhibition will include many pieces from the SAMHF collection, including numerous posters, photos, records, pop music magazines, newspaper articles and various items kindly donated for the exhibition by Doug Ashdown, Alex Innocenti and Geoff Phillips from the early 50's through to the 80's."

Marshall said, "David 'Daisy' Day has donated 40 years of music memorabilia to the exhibition. Among items on display are a test pressing of Cold Chisel's Khe Sanh, a single by the Moonshine Jug & String band who later became The Angels, a jacket that once belonged to INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. A Rock 'n' Roll Roadie jacket, an original mixing desk from 5AD, an original drum head from The Penny Rockets along with a guitar with numerous autographs by various musicians will also be on display."

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From AMC. Photo courtesy of Zac.

Morena said, "With the new and up and coming new breed of young musicians, Adelaide is destined to continue to contribute to Australian and World music."

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From AMC. Photo courtesy of Zac.

Over this 30-year period young musicians performed a wide variety of music at town halls, community centres, pubs, festivals and university venues. It didn't matter if you were a Rocker, Mod, Surfie, Bikie, Hippie, Square, Country or a Uni student there existed a common bond with just lovin' the music, whether your favourite gig was at The Princeton, The Palais Royal, The Brighton Town Hall (The Boomerang Club), Goodwood Institute (The Oxford Club), The KT Club, The Octagon, The Finsbury, The Largs Pier, The Findon Hotel (Fiesta Villa), The Arkaba Hotel, The Sentimental Bloke Hotel, or on a Uni campus, or some major event at Adelaide Oval, Centennial Hall at Wayville or The Apollo Stadium at Richmond, or our own Myponga Pop Festival, organised by Alex Innocenti; you followed your favourite band and just loved their music.

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Myponga Pop Festival poster. Courtesy of Alex Innocenti (organiser of Myponga Pop Festival).

Without question the list of where and when could go on and on as Adelaide has a wealth of history in rock, blues, jazz and popular music performed by local pioneering musicians creating their original music. If you have a favourite venue or gig you would like to share with us, please send us details in the comments space below.

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DRUMSTICKS... Originally owned and used at MYPONGA POP FESTIVAL by Bill Ward (Drummer of Black Sabbath) to be displayed courtesy of Alex Innocenti

Morena said, "at "Yesterday's Heroes" one music guest will perform solo for 30 minutes each Tuesday evening from 7 February to 22 March in the State Library of SA, Institute Building."

This performance will be followed with David "Daisy' Day conducting his Q & A sessions 'Up Close and Personal' with some of our heroes of yester-year who helped shape the Australian music industry over the 1960s, 70s and 80s, from the Master's Apprentices, The Twilights, (John Brewster), Rockin' Rob Riley (Rose Tattoo), Fraternity, Bev Harrell, Johnny Mac, Barrie McAskill, John Schumann (Red Gum), Evan Jones etc."

(Details of performer and Q & A sessions are available below)

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John Brewster with Doc Neeson in the background. Photo courtesy of AMC.

Each event is free, but bookings are essential.

John Brewster (The Angels), and Rockin' Rob Riley (Rose Tattoo)
Music guest: Nancy Bates
6.00pm, Tuesday 10 February
Where: Hetzel Lecture Theatre

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Photo courtesy of AMC.

John Bywaters, Paddy McCartney, Peter Brideoake (The Twilights)
Music guest: Kelly Menhennett
6.00pm, Tuesday 17 February
Where: Circulating Library

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The Twilights. Photo courtesy of AMC.

Mick Bower, Brian Vaughton (The Masters Apprentices)
Music guest: Loren Kate
6.00pm, Tuesday 24 February
Where: Circulating Library

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Jim keays. Courtesy of AMC Hall of Fame

Bruce Howe, John Freeman, Mauri Berg (Fraternity)
Music guest: Sam Brittain
6.00pm, Tuesday 3 March
Circulating Library:

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Fraternity poster courtesy of AMC.

Bev Harrell, Johnny Mac, Barrie McAskill
Music guest: Kaurna Cronin
6.00pm, Tuesday 10 March
Circulating Library

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Bev Harrell. Photo courtesy of AMC Hall of Fame.

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Johnny Mac. Photo courtesy of AMC Hall of Fame

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Barrie MacAskill. Photo courtesy of AMC.

John Schumann (Redgum), Evan Jones (Push Bike Song)
Music guest: Laura Hill
6.00pm, Tuesday 17 March
Where: Circulating Library

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John Schumann (Red Gum). Photo courtesy of AMC.

Event contact details: Bookings are essential.
Contact: Steve Burrows
Phone: 8207 7626
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Why? See FREE performances, Up Close and personal interviews, and an exhibition of various items promoting and /or belonging to various yester-year music icons who helped shape popular Australian music.
When: 6 - 8 pm every Tuesday from 7 Feb. to 22 March 2015.
Phone: Contact: Steve Burrows Phone: 8207 7626
Where: State Library Institute Building, corner North Tce & Kintore Ave. Adelaide
Your Comment
wow - you have ignited some memories there
by Steve Hudson (score: 3|1251) 2807 days ago
Careful there Steve, you are at risk of showing your age! Unless, ofcourse your parents used to take you along with them.
by Haydn Radford (score: 3|1147) 2807 days ago
What a great event!
by samby (score: 0|4) 2804 days ago
this history should be on display permanently!!!! Doesn't the state library have our music history?probably away in storage somewhere.
Thankful that this exhibition is being given to us by people with imagination and initiative, and a love of the great music history of this state, & feel it important enough to share with everyone.
by sandw (score: 1|58) 2801 days ago
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