Rock and Roll Walks of Fame ‘n’ Shame
From the fashionable heights to the desperate depths of Sydney’s music heritage.
We traverse the city to discover what remains of your favourite city centre venues then go across to Ultimo and Pyrmont to visit the site of the world famous Festival Records, itself a virtual corporate jukebox of Australian rock history. Finally we examine the place where bands as diverse as Sherbet and Nirvana made their mark on the Australian music scene. Places visited: City centre, Ultimo, Pyrmont.
Some of Sydney’s music scene was based in Newtown and the adjoining suburbs Erskineville and Enmore. On this tour we take you along City Road to King Street, Enmore Road and beyond. Features John Kennedy (the king of King Street), Brad Shepherd of the Hoodoo Gurus and musician, manager and Ivy League label boss, Andy Kelly. Places visited: Newtown, Erskineville, Enmore.
This journey takes you along Oxford Street and back to when the music of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s changed the face of rock‘n’roll in Sydney. You’ll visit the locations, hear the songs and listen to guest voices from Sydney’s legendary past. Features Radio Birdman, Mental as Anything, The Missing Links and many more. Places visited: Darlinghurst, Paddington.
Revisit all the great live venues near Central Station and Surry Hills that gave birth to new music in the ’70s, ’80s and beyond. Then travel down memory lane to Kings Cross to track the history of its notorious late night clubs. Places visited: Surry Hills, Potts Point.