Celebrating 45 Years of Cold Chisel

For a generation of Australian music fans, Cold Chisel are the Aussie pub rock band who broke the mould and whose songs are celebrated as anthems.

Cold Chisel formed in Adelaide, South Australia in October 1973. They began their career playing suburban gigs as a hard-rock covers band before settling in Sydney three years later.

They worked hard at making a name for themselves - building a reputation as a dynamic live act and growing their fan base by performing night after night in pubs and clubs up and down the east coast.

Now, almost 45 years after Cold Chisel's first gig in Adelaide and 40 years since the release of their self-titled debut album, the NFSA celebrates this legendary rock band with a collection of interviews, images, posters, reviews, documentary excerpts and more.