Famous Australian Rock Singers

Inspired from the American and British rock, Oz rock, or Australian rock as it is known as, is a popular genre of music with a rich history and background. Australian rock music in its initial days was a mere extension of the American and British rock style. It was only later that Australian musicians started infusing their indigenous style to the rock music. They even added their own unique Australiana sound to rock music thereby personalizing it further to make its Australia’s unique rock style. Since the early days, Australia has had a bevy of rock singers who have helped scale rock music to greater heights. John Farnham was the earliest known popular Australian rock singer who belted out hits after hits, thus popularizing this particular genre of music. His album, ‘Whispering Jack’ peaked at number one on the Australian charts for 25 weeks and was certified 24x platinum, the highest ever by an Australian artist. Following his success, numerous rock groups and bands emerged in Australia, including Yothu Yindi and Warumpi Band. Some of the current popular Australian rock stars include Jimmy Barnes, Michael Hutchence, Chrissy Amphlett, Nic Cester, Daniel Johns, Brody Dalle and so on. With this write-up, find out about the life and career of famous Australian rock singers.

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 1 Rob Bailey

Rob Bailey
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Australia

 2 Michael Hutchence

Michael Hutchence
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney
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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 3 Bon Scott

Bon Scott
Famous As: Singer & Musician
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.

 4 Keith Urban

Keith Urban
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Whangarei, New Zealand

Four-time Grammy-winner Keith Urban had already tasted success in Australia, before making his American debut with a platinum-certified solo album. He knows how to play a variety of instruments, including the sitar, guitar, piano, and mandolin. His track Somebody Like You was named Billboard’s greatest country hit of the 2000s.

 5 Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales

Kevin Parker is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is credited with founding the psychedelic music project, Tame Impala. Over the years, Parker has won several prestigious awards, such as a Brit Award and ARIA Music Awards

 6 Brody Armstrong

Brody Armstrong
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 7 Daniel Johns

Daniel Johns
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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 8 John Farnham

John Farnham
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dagenham, Essex, England, UK

 9 Peter Garrett

Peter Garrett
Famous As: Member of the Australian House of Representatives
Birthdate: April 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wahroonga

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.

 10 John Williamson

John Williamson
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kerang

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.

 11 Stevie Wright

Stevie Wright
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 27, 2015

 12 Lonnie Lee

Lonnie Lee
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 18, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rowena, Australia

 13 George Rrurrambu Burarrwanga

George Rrurrambu Burarrwanga
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Elcho Island, Australia
Died: June 10, 2007