Famous Australian Rock Singers

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Bon Scott
(Singer & Musician)
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Birthdate: July 9, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Forfar, Scotland
Died: February 19, 1980
Bon Scott worked with bands such as The Spektors, Valentines, and Fraternity before joining the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, replacing lead singer Dave Evans in 1974. He was one of Classic Rock’s 100 Greatest Frontmen of All Time. Following his death, AC/DC released a best-selling album as a tribute.
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Rick Springfield
(Actor, Musician and Member of the Pop Rock Group ‘Zoot’)
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Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Rick Springfield is best known for his Grammy-winning single Jessie's Girl. He also gained fame for his portrayal of Noah Drake in the soap General Hospital and Dr. Irving Pitlor in True Detective. He has also written an autobiography and a novel, both New York Times bestsellers.
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Michael Hutchence
(Lead Singer and Lyricist of the Rock Band 'INXS')
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Birthdate: January 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: November 22, 1997

Michael Hutchence, co-founder of the Australian rock band INXS, was known for his wild lifestyle, his affairs with celebrities, and his history of drug abuse. He was named to News.com’s list of the 15 greatest Australian singers of all time but unfortunately died by suicide in a Sydney hotel room.

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Peter Garrett
(Member of the Australian House of Representatives)
Peter Garrett
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Birthdate: April 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wahroonga, Australia

Peter Garrett is an Australian musician, activist, environmentalist, and former politician. Renowned for his eccentric dance style and signature bald head, Garrett is best known for his association with the popular rock band Midnight Oil where he performs as the lead singer. A football fan, Peter Garrett supports the Essendon Bombers of the AFL.

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Jon English
(Singer-Songwriter and Actor Known for His Starring Role in the Australian TV Series ‘Against the Wind')
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Birthdate: March 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 9, 2016

Jon English was an Australian singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. Born in England, he moved to Australia with his family as a young boy. He began his career in music by chance when he was just in his teens. He proceeded to become a famous singer and also ventured into acting. He was the recipient of several awards. 

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Jon Stevens
(Singer)
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Birthdate: October 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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John Williamson
(Singer-songwriter)
John Williamson
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Birthdate: November 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kerang, Australia

John Williamson is an Australian folk and country music singer-songwriter. A multi-talented individual, JOHN Williamson is also known for his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, conservationist, and television host. One of the most respected musicians in Australia, Williamson has released more than 50 albums and has won several awards. In 2010, he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

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Bernard Fanning
(Australian Singer-Songwriter and Musician)
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Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
 Bernard Fanning is an Austrialian musician who was the lead vocalist of Queensland alternative rock band, Powderfinger. Fanning is heavily influenced by musicians such as David Bowie and The Beatles. His album Odyssey no. 5 is one of the highest-selling albums in Australia. Fanning is associated with philanthropic causes and is an advocate for Aboriginal justice in Australia.
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Nick Allbrook
(Australian Psychedelic Rock Musician, Singer and Songwriter)
Nick Allbrook
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Birthdate: November 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia

Australian psychedelic rock sensation Nick Allbrook is better known as the lead singer of Pond. Initially interested in sports such as soccer and skateboarding, he took to music much later. His was one of the rare bands to release a track, Pink Lunettes, in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Billy Thorpe
(Australian Musician, Record Producer and Lead Singer of the Band 'Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs')
Billy Thorpe
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Birthdate: March 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: February 28, 2007

Billy Thorpe was an English-born Australian record producer and singer-songwriter. He is best remembered for his association with the popular rock band Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs which enjoyed success in the mid-1960s. Thorpe is credited with co-developing the pub rock scene in the early-1970s. In 1991, Billy Thorpe was made an inductee of the ARIA Hall of Fame.

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Stevie Wright
(Australian Musician, Songwriter and Lead Singer of the Rock-and-Roll Band 'The Easybeats')
Stevie Wright
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Birthdate: December 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leeds, England
Died: December 27, 2015

Stevie Wright gained fame as part of the Australian band the Easybeats, which was compared to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones by fans. Best known for his chartbusting tracks such as Friday on My Mind, he slipped into heroin addiction later and tried electroconvulsive therapy, leading to mental health issues.

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Ella Hooper
(Singer-songwriter)
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Birthdate: January 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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Mahalia Barnes
(Singer-songwriter who has seen success as a backup singer and session participant)
Mahalia Barnes
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Birthdate: July 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Johnny O'Keefe
(Singer)
Johnny O'Keefe
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Birthdate: January 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia
Died: October 6, 1978
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Rob Bailey
(Musician)
Rob Bailey
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Birthplace: Australia

Australian rock musician, singer and songwriter, Rob Bailey began his music career at the age of 13. He played bass guitar for various rock bands such as Flake, Acid Road, Natural Gas, Rudy and the Aardvarks and Company of Men. From April 1974 to January 1975, he was also associated with the hard rock band AC/DC.

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Altiyan Childs
(Winner of the second season of The X Factor Australia in 2010)
Altiyan Childs
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Birthdate: June 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
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Doc Neeson
(Singer, Songwriter)
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Birthdate: January 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: June 4, 2014
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Tex Perkins
(Singer-songwriter)
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Birthdate: December 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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Sarah McLeod
(Singer-songwriter)
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Birthdate: February 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Darryl Cotton
(Singer, Television presenter)
Darryl Cotton
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Birthdate: September 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died: July 27, 2012

Darryl Cotton was an Australian singer, songwriter, actor, and television presenter. A founding member of a now-defunct rock group named Zoot, Cotton also had a successful solo career. After establishing himself as a singer-songwriter, he went on to appear in TV shows like The Young Doctors. Cotton is also credited with forming the popular rock band Burns Cotton & Morris.

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George Rrurrambu Burarrwanga
(Australian Singer and Musician Who the Frontman of 'Warumpi Band')
George Rrurrambu Burarrwanga
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Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Elcho Island, Australia
Died: June 10, 2007

George Rrurrambu Burarrwanga is best remembered as the lead singer of the Aboriginal rock band Warumpi Band. Part of the Yolngu tribe, he specialized in the rock-reggae-country genre. He and his band released the first Australian rock single in the Aboriginal language, Jailanguru Pakarnu, or Out of Jail.

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Lonnie Lee
(Singer)
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Birthdate: September 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rowena, Australia

David Laurence Rix, or Lonnie Lee, has had a six-decade-long career in music and is known for his pioneering work in the field of rockabilly music. He is also known for his appearances on the show Six O'Clock Rock and for his chartbusting tracks such as I Found a New Love.