Wednesday, February 28, 2007
RIP BILLY THORPE - AUSTRALIA'S PREMIERE ROCK LEGEND AND CONSUMMATE ROCK N ROLLER:
Australian vocalist/guitarist/rocker/legend Billy Thorpe died overnight Oz time after suffering a massive heart attack. Billy was only 60 and was still touring regularly. I had the great pleasure of seeing Billy live 2 or 3 times now, last time being as support for Alice Cooper a year or so ago.
A true rock legend and as Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs, he was the pioneer of the Oz Pub Rock scene, which as those that have followed this scene closely, will know how important his roll was in shaping this countries musical heritage. R.I.P. Billy.
One of the many local reports circulating today about Billy' untimely death and one of the best can be seen here: www.theage.com.au
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