Robert Forster


Robert Forster
Robert Forster is a singer-songwriter and co-founder of The Go-Betweens. His collection of music criticism, The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll, was published in 2009.



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Buddy Holly singing at the Nurses Memorial Centre on St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, with Joe B Mauldin on bass and Jerry Allison on drums, 5 February 1958. Image courtesy of Roderick Jordan. © Roderick Jordan

Maybe baby

Culture

‘Rave on Buddy Holly’

Rowland S Howard and Mick Harvey at the Electric Screen, London, 1985. © David Arnoff

After they are gone

Culture

Mick Harvey’s ‘Sketches from the Book of the Dead’

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, 2011. © Sam Karanikos

To the heart

Culture

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s ‘Rrakala’

A girl screams for Normie Rowe at his 1967 concert; 500 girls were treated for hysteria during or after the concert. © Summer / Fairfax

Scream

Culture

The glory and the madness of being a ’60s and ’70s Australian pop singer

Elizabeth Morris plays her uke. © Niklas Vestberg

Too smart to run back

Culture

Allo Darlin’s debut album

The Doors circa 1966. © Joel Brodksy / Corbis

The infinite

Society

Tom DiCillo’s ‘When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors’

Barnsey’s blues

Society

Jimmy Barnes’s ‘Rage and Ruin’

Rock and roll babble on

Culture

Nick Kent’s ‘Apathy for the Devil: A 1970s Memoir’

Out on the weekend

Culture

Vampire Weekend at Brisbane’s Tivoli

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