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.
Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue
28 May 1968
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967

Michael HutchenceMichael Hutchence
22 January 1960

Peter GarrettPeter Garrett
16 April 1953
Member of the Australian House of Representatives

John WilliamsonJohn Williamson
01 November 1945

Kevin ParkerKevin Parker
20 January 1986
John FarnhamJohn Farnham
01 July 1949

Lonnie LeeLonnie Lee
18 September 1940