If you grew up as a teenager in Sydney in the late 1970’s as I did, you listened to 2SM. They were THE station to listen to for all the latest rock & pop. They were also famous in the late 70’s for their concerts in Victoria Park & at the Sydney Opera House. Those concerts lead the way for one of the biggest ever held at that time, the Concert Of The Decade on the 4th of November 1979.
It featured a host of classic Australian acts from that time, some of whom re-formed just for that concert. I’m still looking for a complete list of acts but if you think of artists like Hush, Sherbet, Marcia Hines, Blackfeather, Stevie Wright, Ol ’55, Dragon, Colleen Hewett, Captain Matchbox, Jim Keays, Ted Mulry Gang, Mike Rudd, Richard Clapton, Doug Parkinson, Split Enz, Jon English, Jo Jo Zep, Russell Morris, Max Merritt, The Mixtures, Stars, Kevin Borich, Skyhooks you’ll get the drift.
The culmination of the event saw Stevie Wright giving the performance of his life with Evie parts 1, 2 & 3 & a tribute to Johnny O’Keefe from an all-star cast.
The show was recorded and bit’s of it have been televised but I’m not sure if it is still available so following is all the clips I can find of that wonderful day. If you were there I’d love to hear your memories & recollections of the day in the comments below.
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