With so much music hitting our ears all year long, the entertainment stratosphere is scaling happy highs. New tunes are great. But even those yesteryear musicians made a statement by belting out unforgettable tunes and giving us memorable moments on and off stage. No wonder, music lovers still dig them for some symphonic succor. Given the brief history that the country has had, it’s remarkable how many musical pioneers the country has produced. These musicians are time-proof—no withering hands of time nor has influx of new age music been able to mute their melodies from our minds. Delving into the land down under we came up with a list of legendary Australian musicians who deserve kudos for taking music to new heights, for melding indigenous and western styles and gifting the world a heady-mix of musical genres. Let's explore the timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to the lives in the biographies of famous Australian Musicians who have put Australian high up on music map.
Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967
Nick CaveNick Cave
22 September 1957

Angus YoungAngus Young
31 March 1955
Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band,

Bon ScottBon Scott
09 July 1946

21 May 1980

Malcolm YoungMalcolm Young
06 January 1953
Vance JoyVance Joy
01 December 1987

Indiana EvansIndiana Evans
27 July 1990

Ashton IrwinAshton Irwin
07 July 1994
Drummer, Singer

Calum HoodCalum Hood
24 January 1996
Bassist & Social Media Star
Michael CliffordMichael Clifford
20 November 1995
Musician & Social Media Star

Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
08 July 1882
Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist
Slim DustySlim Dusty
13 June 1927
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist

Sia Kate Isobelle FurlerSia
18 December 1975

Kevin ParkerKevin Parker
20 January 1986
James ReidJames Reid
11 May 1993

Edward JeffriesEdward Jeffries
01 August 1987
Actor, Director, Musician
Joel AdamsJoel Adams
16 December 1996

David HudsonDavid Hudson
10 March 1962

Dave GalafassiDave Galafassi
1978 AD
Flea (Musician)Flea (Musician)
16 October 1962

Chris LanzonChris Lanzon
24 July 2000
Pop Singer
William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
19 November 1948

Jesse SpencerJesse Spencer
12 February 1979
Actor, Musician, Film editor

Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Actor, Musician, Comedian, Singer, Pianist, Film

Tash SultanaTash Sultana
18 June 1995
Emma WatkinsEmma Watkins
21 September 1989
Musician, Singer
Jason DonovanJason Donovan
01 June 1968
Actor, Singer

Sophie MonkSophie Monk
14 December 1979
Actor, Singer, Musician, Model

Jessica OrigliassoJessica Origliasso
25 December 1984
Singer, Actor, Songwriter

Kate CeberanoKate Ceberano
17 November 1966
Singer, Jazz musician
Helen ReddyHelen Reddy
25 October 1941

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Brody DalleBrody Dalle
01 January 1979
Guitarist, Singer

22 January 1985
Musician, Guitarist

16 October 1962
bassist, actor, film actor, trumpeter, singer,

Anthony FieldAnthony Field
08 May 1963
Musician, Songwriter, Film producer
Lachlan GillespieLachlan Gillespie
23 October 1985

Guy SebastianGuy Sebastian
26 October 1981
Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Jimmy BarnesJimmy Barnes
28 April 1956
Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Vanessa AmorosiVanessa Amorosi
08 August 1981
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Jeff FattJeff Fatt
21 July 1953
Musician, Actor, Pianist
Darren HayesDarren Hayes
08 May 1972
Singer-songwriter, Singer

Daniel JohnsDaniel Johns
22 April 1979
Singer, Composer, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter
Colin HayColin Hay
29 June 1953
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Phil RuddPhil Rudd
19 May 1954

Lisa OrigliassoLisa Origliasso
25 December 1984
Singer, Composer, Actor, Songwriter

Rebecca St. JamesRebecca St. James
26 July 1977
Film actor, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor,

Judith DurhamJudith Durham
03 July 1943
Singer, Jazz musician, Pianist, Songwriter
Courtney BarnettCourtney Barnett
03 November 1987

Murray CookMurray Cook
30 June 1960
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Tommy EmmanuelTommy Emmanuel
31 May 1955
Guitarist, Songwriter, Jazz musician,

Lisa GerrardLisa Gerrard
12 April 1961
Singer, Composer, Musician, Film score composer
Nikki WebsterNikki Webster
30 April 1987
Actor, Singer, Model

Tina ArenaTina Arena
01 November 1967
Singer, Songwriter, Television presenter, Actor,
Conrad SewellConrad Sewell
31 March 1988

Xavier SamuelXavier Samuel
10 December 1983
Television actor, Actor, Film actor, Musician

Natalie BassingthwaighteNatalie Bassingthwaighte
01 September 1975
Actor, Singer
Chrissy AmphlettChrissy Amphlett
25 October 1959
Street artist, Singer, Actor, Songwriter

Ben LeeBen Lee
11 September 1978
Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Phillip WilcherPhillip Wilcher
16 March 1958
Composer, Pianist

Missy HigginsMissy Higgins
19 August 1983
singer, pianist, songwriter

Sam MoranSam Moran
04 April 1978
Singer, Dancer
Xavier RuddXavier Rudd
29 May 1978

Tammin SursokTammin Sursok
19 August 1983
Actor, Singer, Film actor
Betty WhoBetty Who
05 October 1991

Molly MeldrumMolly Meldrum
29 January 1943
Music critic, Record producer, Composer

Samantha JadeSamantha Jade
18 April 1987
Singer, Actor

Keith PotgerKeith Potger
21 March 1941
Singer, Songwriter
Ricki-Lee CoulterRicki-Lee Coulter
10 November 1985
Angry AndersonAngry Anderson
05 August 1947
Actor, Singer, Film actor, Television actor, Stunt

Christine AnuChristine Anu
15 March 1970
Singer, Actor

Jack VidgenJack Vidgen
17 January 1997
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Marty SampsonMarty Sampson
31 May 1979
Tim FinnTim Finn
25 June 1952
Singer, Pianist, Songwriter

Joel HoustonJoel Houston
19 September 1979
Singer, Songwriter

Kasey ChambersKasey Chambers
04 June 1976
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Russell HitchcockRussell Hitchcock
15 June 1949

Bruce WoodleyBruce Woodley
25 July 1942
Singer, Composer, Songwriter
Gabriella CilmiGabriella Cilmi
10 October 1991
Singer, Songwriter, Jazz musician

Andrew FarrissAndrew Farriss
27 March 1959
Composer, Guitarist, Pianist
Angus StoneAngus Stone
27 April 1986
Singer, Record producer, Musician

Yahoo SeriousYahoo Serious
27 July 1953
Actor, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter,

Mick HarveyMick Harvey
29 August 1958
Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Record producer
Daryl BraithwaiteDaryl Braithwaite
11 January 1949

Matt CorbyMatt Corby
07 November 1990
Singer, Banjoist, Pianist, Songwriter
Bob DaisleyBob Daisley
13 February 1950

Paul HesterPaul Hester
08 January 1959

David HelfgottDavid Helfgott
19 May 1947

Colin PetersenColin Petersen
24 March 1946
Actor, Film actor
Peter FurlerPeter Furler
08 September 1966
Guitarist, Singer

Sophie LoweSophie Lowe
05 June 1990
Red SymonsRed Symons
13 June 1949
Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Stan WalkerStan Walker
23 October 1990
Actor, Singer, Songwriter
Rowland S. HowardRowland S. Howard
24 October 1959
Guitarist, Record producer, Composer

19 March 1978
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer
Archie RoachArchie Roach
08 January 1956
Composer, Singer, Songwriter