Australian Music Plaques
Australian music plaques are few and far between. Yet, Lygon Street in Melbourne would the place for a plaque for Shirley Strachan, who made certain parts of Melbourne his own, thanks to classic Skyhooks songs.
A Plaque For Countdown?
For a small industry, Australian music has achieved big things across the world. It has also lost a lot of people along the way. Countdown alone, situated at the old ABC Studios in Ripponlea, might deserve the biggest plaque of all – so long is the roll-call of names. Doc Neeson is just one of them.
Unforgettable Names in Australian Music
This is just a small selection of the Australian musicians who you might think deserve a plaque. Even if, like Grant McLennan, they already have a bridge.
Doc Neeson and Chris Bailey, The Angels
Greg Ham, Men at Work
Michael Hutchence, Max Q, INXS
Chrissy Amphlett, Divinyls
Guy McDonough and Brad Robinson, Australian Crawl
James Freud, The Models
Steve Gilpin, Mi-Sex
Harvey James and Clive Shakespeare, Sherbet
Dallas Royall, Peter Wells, Ian Rilen, Mick Cocks
Lobby Loyde, Neil Smith, Rose Tattoo
Ted Mulry, The Ted Mulry Gang
Neil Storey, Paul Hewson and Marc Hunter, Dragon
Grant McLennan, The Go-Betweens
Tracey Pew, The Birthday Party
Australian Music Plaques – one for Tracey Pew? (Pictured)
Powderfinger are part of the Walk of Fame in Brisbane. Little Pattie and other surf icons are celebrated in the streets of Kings Cross outside a lost venue. Cold Chisel are also remembered in Kings Cross outside Sweethearts, which Don Walker made his own in the 1970s.
Little Pattie Kings Cross
Beatles Plaques? Remembering the Australian Tour
The Beatles slept here. This Australian Women’s Weekly magazine article from 1964 celebrates the group’s stay at The Southern Cross Hotel. Worthy of a plaque? Or should it be outside Melbourne Town Hall, where the band once stopped traffic on Swanston Street? This is the piano Paul McCartney played on, below.
Elvis Costello Was Here – at Flinders Street Station
Should Flinders Street Station, Melbourne receive a plaque for Elvis Costello, as the site for his famous video, I Wanna Be Loved? Or is it more appropriate that a digital plaque be created for Painters and Dockers, who commemorated the place in the classic song, The Boy Who Lost His Jocks on Flinders Street Station?
Mulry to Saddington – Gone, Not Forgotten
Let us know on Twitter who deserves a plaque in a place they called their own. Ted Mulry? Wendy Saddington?