Steve Prestwich has passed away
Steve Prestwich, drummer for Cold Chisel, has passed away at age 56 from a brain tumour.
Prestwich was known as a powerhouse drummer with a rock solid beat. He was an original member of Cold Chisel, joining in 1973, and was also a member of the Little River Band during the 80’s.
Born in Liverpool, England, he migrated to Adelaide with his family in 1971.
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[pb_vidembed title=”When the war is over written & sung by Steve.” caption=”” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHLhrtdlh2c” type=”yt” w=”640″ h=”360″]
Please correct me if I am wrong, but this photo looks like Don Walker – the keyboard player for Chisel.
I am absolutely shattered on hearing of Steve’s passing, He wrote so many Chisel songs and had an amazing voice!
Steve will be sadly missed. Love to all of his family and friends.
Hi Samantha, my apologies for that stuff up. It was far too early in the morning when I found out about Steve’s passing & I used a wrong photo. Thanks for picking it up.
You are very welcome. I am shattered! I didnt even hear of his illness. Such a talented guy – and way too young.
That photo is definitely of Steve Prestwich.Its from the inner sleeve of Circus Animals.A highly underrated drummer & songwriter whose contribution to Australian music won’t be forgotten and will be greatly missed.
…. and now Steve! I’m so sad.
This is becoming all too real and personal for me. 🙁
great drummer, great guy, terrible weekend for the Australian music industry…goodbye Steve.
Followed Chisel all my life . LOVED there music .I am 52 and dig there stuff, Going to see Mossy saturday night . Will be a sad night
Steve didn’t actually write many of CC songs BUT he did write, in my opinion, their better ones. I can’t say best, because, you know, Khe Sahn. But musically his were by far the most interesting ones. My youth is dying with every news broadcast.
Hi all, I am 51 and loved Cold Chisel from the day I first heard them. I was really sad to hear of Steves passing. His talent was truely underestimated. He wrote beautiful songs that will be remembered as classic Chisel songs and classic Aussie music. He should be remembered as one of Australia’s great song writers. May there be no more bad news, too many great Aussie musicans have passed away way too young.