Sweethearts in the Stardust Hotel at Cabramatta was my “home turf” so to speak. I grew up in Cabramatta & turned 18 in 1980, right when Pub Rock was hitting its straps. It was a venue that had bands on at least twice a week & they were some of Australia’s best acts.
We went pretty religously every Friday & most Saturday nights no matter who was on, but it was usually good. I saw bands like Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil, Flowers, Dee Minor, Hoi Polloi, Cockroaches, Daytime Actors, Dave Warner’s From The Suburbs, Ol ’55, The Bushwhackers, Captain Matchbox and many, many more.
I only remember working there a few times, with Bandanna & Stairway To Heaven, but I have very fond memories of Sweethearts. Let me know yours in the comments section below.
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