RocKwiz remembers Doc Neeson

SBS replays its tribute to Vanda & Young which features one of Doc Neeson's last live performances.

2014-06-06_1128Tomorrow night SBS will replay its RocKwiz tribute to songwriters Vanda and Young which features one of Doc Neeson’s last live performances.

In this special Doc sings a rousing rendition of The Angels signature tune, and ‘unofficial Australian anthem,’ Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again.

The live show was recorded at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre in December last year where RocKwiz paid tribute to Harry Vanda and George Young – Australia’s most famous songwriting and production team. From The Easybeats to Flash and The Pan, to producing material for The Angels and AC/DC, Vanda and Young were responsible for some incredible music. This special episode pays loud and loving tribute to an important slice of our musical history.

Joining the delightful Julia Zemiro, charismatic showman Brian Nankervis, beloved human scoreboard Dugald and the RocKwiz Orkestra, are a cavalcade of stars including Isabella Manfredi (The Preatures), The Basics (the band featuring Wally De Backer aka Gotye), Steve Kilbey, and Gossling to name just a few.

Saturday June 7, 10:25pm on SBS ONE

4 Responses

  1. @Poida – Wrong, in the book The A-Z of Status Quo, Dave Oxley tells the story of how an international tribunal ruled based on evidence by a musicologist, that The Angels song was a copy of the original Quo version (which was written and recorded about a year and a half before). As a result a percentage of all income from the Angels is paid to Status Quo.

    The matter was settled to the extent that John Brewster from The Angels and Status Quo bassist Alan Lancaster played together in The Party Boys. Brewster from 1986–1992 and Lancaster from 1986-1987 and then again in 1992, when the people involved can put it all to one-side then it’s time the public did as well.

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