Blues, jazz and soul singer Wendy Saddington was a major musical drawcard at the 1970 Ourimbah Pilgrimage For Pop festival and one of just a handful of women who performed at these early music fest
Music festivals in the 1970s offered unprecedented opportunities for enterprising promoters and homegrown musicians, and were spaces where participants enacted ideals of counterculture and community building.
Arguably one of the reasons that the 1972 Sunbury festival is so well remembered is because of the festival concert film Sunbury ’72.
Sunbury’s 1973 iteration has been hailed by several pundits as the most successful of the Sunbury festivals.
After the success of the first Sunbury in January 1972, a festival was organised just 2 months later for the Easter weekend in Mulwala, just north of the Victorian border in New South Wales.
The Pilgrimage For Pop festival, held in Ourimbah on the New South Wales Central Coast in January 1970, was Australia’s first rock music festival.
Lillian Roxon asks provocatively, ‘Have The [Rolling] Stones changed?’.
In this brief but brilliant round-up Lillian Roxon speaks with a sense of urgency – talking at a mile a minute in order to review albums and mention acts she hasn’t had time to focus on i
In this editorial about the trouble with album covers, Lillian Roxon is clearly addressing her audience as one rock fan to another (‘You can say it’s irrelevant, but you know and I know that it isn
Fond of a pun, Lillian Roxon’s background as a tabloid journalist shows in the headline for this radio story, ‘Has Jim Morrison Closed The Doors?’.