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If you watched a tv show called Countdown, if words like Sherbet and Jo Jo Zep are more than just nonsense to you, if you can remember the Manly Ferry cutting its way to Circular Quay or if you've sung the lyrics "Come back again, I'm just craaaaazy bout you babe" in a high pitched croon – you'll want to keep reading.
The Apia Time of My Life Tour is bringing together four Aussie rock legends for your grooving pleasure. Daryl Braithwaite, Joe Camilleri, James Reyne and Ross Wilson are touring the nation performing their classic singles and also coming together for what has been promised to be an unforgettable finale. Howzat, you ask? It's great (not goodbye).
The boys light up in Melbourne on 26 April 2013 and will come on home in Geelong on 27 April 2013. You can also do the eagle rock in Bendigo (28 April), Hobart (3 May), Launceston (4 May), Adelaide (10 May), Perth (12 May), Tweed Heads (16 May), Brisbane (17 May), Newcastle (18 May) and Sydney (19 May).
The Apia Time of My Life Tour will certainly cater for a sometimes forgotten audience – the "older" generation who still want to rock and not just in their living room after a couple of wines with the old record player skipping at the best bits.
And if you're anything like me, a generation Yer who has many fond memories of her parent's dancing in the living room after a couple of wines with the old record player skipping at the best bits – this is an opportunity for you to enjoy all those classics your parents passed down to you – live.
If you answered no to any one of the questions at the beginning of this article, here are some quick facts about the stars in questions.
Daryl Braithwaite originally fronted the band Sherbet, who produced 20 national Top 40 singles, including the classics Howzat and Summer Love. Daryl then went solo and released even more Aussie classics, including One Summer, As The Days Go By and The Horses. The latter was a rerecording of the hit song from the Jerry Maguire soundtrack.
Joe Camilleri aka Jo Jo Zep, performed solo, with The Falcons and also with The Black Sorrows. Joe has been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame for his contribution to Australian music and the track Hit and Run was recently used on the Underbelly – A Tale of Two Cities soundtrack.
James Reyne is best known as the front man for Australian Crawl, the band who brought us classics like The Boys Light Up and Reckless. He's also been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame for his work, which spans 25 years.
Finally, Ross Wilson is an Australian rock legend best known for his work with Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock. Eagle Rock, Come Back Again, Cool World and Come Said The Boy are only some of his hits. He's also produced albums for Skyhooks and Screaming Jets (to name a few) and wrote the quintessential Australian classic, A Touch of Paradise performed by John Farnham.