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...One of Australia’s most successful pop stars, Kylie Minogue emerged as a television actor and would dominate music through the 1990s. Kylie was born in Melbourne in 1968. Her family regularly moved around the city’s suburbs and thus Kylie...

Slim Dusty

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...As a bush balladeer, Slim Dusty provided the Australian country music community with an authentic voice to frontier life. Born in 1927 in New South Wales, Dusty grew up listening to American and Australian country music. He adopted...

AC/DC

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...When brothers Angus and Malcolm Young formed AC/DC in 1973, little did they know how significantly they would shape the sound of rock music through the end of the millennium. Born in Scotland, the brothers and their family relocated...

Roger Knox

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...The country music of Roger Knox, known as the Black Elvis, represents his personal history as an Aboriginal Australian who was born in 1948 in New South Wales, Australia. Knox’s parents were members of the “stolen generation” of Aboriginal...

Archie Roach

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...Singer and songwriter Archie Roach, born January 8, 1956, in Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia, is a child of the Stolen Generations. Roach was taken from his Aboriginal family when he was three years old and put in an orphanage. After...

Cold Chisel

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...In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Dylan-esque hard rock sound of Cold Chisel dominated the Australian music scene. Formed in 1973 as Orange, Ian Moss, Steve Prestwich, and Don Walker used a different name for each show until 1974, when...

Yothu Yindi

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...Yothu Yindi is an Australian musical group with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members. Its name may be translated as “child and mother,” supposedly chosen to emphasize the band’s cultural and musical combination. Yothu Yindi is known...

Nick Cave

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...The gothic country post-punk sound of Nick Cave’s flagship band, the Bad Seeds, brought to the scene a unique interpretation of American and frontier mythology. Born in rural Victoria, Australia in 1957, Cave’s father, an English teacher...

Jimmy Little

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...Known as Uncle Jimmy, the Australian Aboriginal musician and actor Jimmy Little became one of the country’s first and longest lasting Aboriginal performing stars. He was born on the Cummeragunja Mission in 1937, and his parents were members...

Tex Morton

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...The New Zealander Tex Morton helped to bring the hillbilly idiom of country and western to the Oceanic market. Born Robert Lane in Nelson in 1916, Morton was taught guitar by a Maori neighbor and left home at fifteen to pursue his dream...