ROCKIN AUSTRALIA is a mind-tripping visual history of Australian concert posters. It features 2255 full-colour posters highlighting classic Aussie acts like Johnny O’Keefe, Billy Thorpe, Masters Apprentices, Daddy Cool, Skyhooks, Sherbet, AC/DC, Midnight Oil, Angels, Cold Chisel, Radio Birdman, Mentals, Rose Tattoo, INXS, Hard-Ons, Silverchair, You Am I, etc. along with legendary overseas bands the likes of the Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, T Rex, Alice Cooper, Frank Zappa, Queen, Thin Lizzy, Clash, Kiss, Metallica etc. as well as heaps of indie bands and many others forgotten by time including the Loved Ones, Purple Hearts and Wild Cherries.
Also covered are legendary live venues in Melbourne like the Thumpin Tum, T.F. Ballroom and Crystal Ballroom. Sydney is well represented with Surf City, the Lifesaver and Selinas etc. Those infamous first rock festivals like Pilgrimage For Pop at Ourimbah (1970), Myponga (1971) and Sunbury (1972-75) are also immortalized along with later incarnations like Narara, Bindoon Rock, Australia Made, Big Day Out and Rock-It.
The three volumes contain over 1200 pages and 2255 amazing colour posters !!
ROCKIN AUSTRALIA allows the reader a rare glimpse inside the private collection of author James Anfuso who has spent the last 25 years putting together the most significant collection of Australian concert posters anywhere in the world. This limited edition book brings together for the first time 2255 posters including many extremely rare and legendary posters like those for the 1968 Who/Small Faces tour and the 1972 Led Zeppelin tour.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to journey through our rock’n roll past – perhaps to re-ignite memories of concerts seen, of bands loved or simply to fantasise about the many concerts or bands you wished you had the opportunity to see.
ROCKIN AUSTRALIA is self published and designed by lovers of rock’n roll for lovers of rock’n roll and is unique in so many ways – not only does the rarity of this poster collection make these books so desirable but for the first time the integrity of the poster has been given the prominence it deserves with over 450 posters featured as full page reproductions and no page having more than 4 poster images.
ROCKIN AUSTRALIA is an exclusive edition of only 666 copies; each individually hand-numbered. This premium quality hard cover publication of three Volumes (265×335) is housed in a special custom designed slipcase and contains over 1200 pages.