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Shirl : the Life and Times of a Legendary Larrikin.

Author: Jeff Apter
Publisher: Richmond : Hardie Grant Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chippie, surfie, glam rocker in bib 'n' braces, kids show host, breakfast DJ and straight-talking superstar, Graeme Ronald Strachan was many things to many people. But he was always 'Shirley', from the time his teenage surfie mates re-christened him to the day he died in a helicopter crash in 2001, aged 49. In the 1970s, out front of trailblazing Melbourne rockers Skyhooks, Shirley was the voice and face of such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Apter, Jeff.
Shirl : The Life and Times of a Legendary Larrikin.
Richmond : Hardie Grant Books, ©2012
Named Person: Graeme Ronald Strachan
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Apter
ISBN: 9781742738468 174273846X
OCLC Number: 801363574
Description: 1 online resource (374 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Prologue; 1 Garage days; 2 The Itch; 3 Life in the pit; 4 Skyhooksmania; 5 Hitched; 6 To whore a what?; 7 Shirl in the hood; 8 Dead fish & crazy crocs; 9 All we need is cash; 10 Whatever happened to singers who could sing?; 11 Shirl's House; 12 Time to sort things out; 13 Horror movie, right there on my TV; Coda; Acknowledgements; Skyhooks and Shirley Strachan discography.

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Chippie, surfie, glam rocker in bib 'n' braces, kids show host, breakfast DJ and straight-talking superstar, Graeme Ronald Strachan was many things to many people. But he was always 'Shirley', from the time his teenage surfie mates re-christened him to the day he died in a helicopter crash in 2001, aged 49. In the 1970s, out front of trailblazing Melbourne rockers Skyhooks, Shirley was the voice and face of such massive hits as 'Horror Movie' and 'Ego is Not a Dirty Word', as well as his breakout solo smash, the ballad 'Every Little Bit Hurts'. When his desire for the rock and roll spotlight f.

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