Daddy Cool Into Hall Of Fame


The Age and Music Victoria have announced that one of Australia’s legendary bands, Daddy Cool, will reform to play a special one hour show to celebrate their induction into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame on Wednesday November 19.

Daddy Cool front man Ross Wilson said, “As you know, although we’re all four still working musicians, Daddy Cool reforms only for very special occasions. We do get offers to play now and then, but we don’t tour and we don’t need to. This is not only a prestigious award – it’s a fun thing, getting together with other musicians, people saying nice things about us and having a few free drinks at the end of the night. That sounds like fun and that appeals to us.  Daddy Cool has always been about having fun.”

Originally formed in Melbourne in 1970 with Wayne Duncan, Gary Young, Ross Wilson and Ross Hannaford, Daddy Cool’s debut single ‘Eagle Rock’ was released in May 1971 and shot straight to number one on the Australian singles chart. It recently topped a MaxTV poll of the greatest Australian songs of all time. Their 1971 LP Daddy Who? Daddy Cool! also reached number one, becoming the first Australian rock album to sell more than 100,000 copies.

The awards night will kick off at 8.30pm with MC Henry Wagons, and special guests including Russell Morris, Stonefield, and Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue) performing with musical director Pete Luscombe (RocKwiz) with the EG Allstars. Davey Lane will also perform a Jim Keays tribute and the evening will conclude with Daddy Cool’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony and concert.

Tickets are $50+bf to the public on sale Monday 4th August via Music Victoria members and The Age subscribers can access a special discounted ticket offer of $40+bf.

A limited number of corporate booths are available – please contact Music Victoria to purchase.

The Age Music Victoria Awards 2014 will be held during Melbourne Music Week on Wednesday November 19 at 170 Russell (formerly Billboard) from 8.30pm – 11.00pm.

The publicly voted The Age Music Victoria Awards presentations will precede the concert this year. Pioneer rock music journalist Ed Nimmervoll will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Awards, which are the largest publicly voted awards in Australia with an average of 80,000 votes.

Public polls open online via The Age on Friday October 17 after the completion of The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards. The Performing Arts Centre, and The Age online, will also pay tribute to this year’s inductees in exhibitions leading up to the event.

The Awards continue their long association with the musicians’ charity Support Act Limited, donating $5 from each ticket to the organisation.

Tickets are on sale Monday 4th August for $50+bf at


Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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