Posted by themusicsover on April 3, 2013
1950 – April 3, 2013
Chris Bailey was the longtime bassist for legendary Australian pub-rock band, the Angels. Also known as Angel City so as to not be confused with Angel outside of Australia, the Angels formed in 1974, with Bailey coming on board when original bassist, Doc Neeson moved over to lead vocals in 1977. Often compared to as well as helped along by AC/DC, the Angels went on to release a string of hits at home and abroad. They are said to have been an influence on Guns N’ Roses, Great White, and many of the Seattle grunge bands. Bailey was part of the band throughout their peak years of the late ’70s and early ’80s. He can be heard on their two biggest releases, Face To Face and No Exit. Bailey left the group in 1982 and went on to play in other bands before returning in 1982. He continued on and off with them until his final days. Chris Bailey lost a long battle with throat cancer on April 3, 2013. He was 62.
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Posted by themusicsover on March 24, 2012
1948 – March 24, 2012
Vince Lovegrove was a famous Australian artist manager, television producer, journalist, and one-time pop star himself. As a singer, Lovegrove performed with several Perth bands during the early ’60s. In 1966, he founded the Valentines in which he sang co-lead with future AC/DC front man, Bon Scott. In fact, it was Lovegrove who ultimately introduced Scott to the other members of AC/DC who of course, went on to become a rock and roll dynasty. The Valentines scored several Australian hits before disbanding in 1970. Lovegrove went on to become a pop music journalist, writing for such magazines as Go-Set and Immedia!. As a manager, Lovegrove, at one point or another, oversaw the careers of AC/DC, Cold Chisel, Jimmy Barnes, and the Divinyls. During the mid ’80s, Lovegrove’s wife, Suzi Sidewinder, was diagnosed with HIV. Prior to this knowledge, Suzi passed the virus along to their then-unborn son, Troy Sidewinder, while he was in her womb. Suzi died of AIDS in 1987, while Troy passed away from it in 1993. Lovegrove forged on as an HIV awareness activist, educating people that the virus was much more than a “gay disease.” He made two very personal and critically acclaimed documentaries on the subject, Suzi’s Story, and A Kid Called Troy. Lovegrove continued writing and performing well into the 2000s. Vince Lovegrove was killed in an automobile accident on March 24, 2012. He was 64.
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