Jimmy Barnes performs at the Andy Durant Memorial Concert, 1980

Title:
Jimmy Barnes performs at the Andy Durant Memorial Concert, 1980
NFSA ID:
742393
Year:
1980
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In August 1980 Jimmy Barnes was one of many singers and musicians to take part in the Andrew Durant Memorial Concert held at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda in Melbourne. 

Durant was a musician and songwriter for the Australian rock group Stars. He died of cancer-related illness in May 1980, aged 25. Proceeds from the live album of the concert went to the Andrew Durant Cancer Research Foundation.

In this excerpt from the concert, Jimmy Barnes performs the Stars' track 'Last Of The Riverboats' with Durant's fellow band member Mick Pealing. 

This is a fairly standard multi-camera shoot of a live musical performance. The vision and sound quality are excellent. If anything, it lacks cutaways to the crowd enjoying the performance which would have added to the feeling of community and support for what is essentially a benefit concert.

Other performers at the concert included Renee Geyer, Glyn Mason, Broderick Smith, Richard Clapton, Ian Moss, Mal Eastick, Don Walker, Kerryn Tolhurst, Rick Formosa and Mick `The Reverend' O'Connor.