The author, Lindsay Buckland, was only 13 years old at the time of the 1971 Myponga festival. Despite his ears ringing for three days after watching the explosive performance of Black Sabbath, the event was pivotal to him entering the world of professional music several years later. It was Black Sabbath’s first and only Australian gig that year, and they came from the UK for just one week.
After spending more than 30 years travelling and performing his unique instrumental sounds, playing an electric dulcimer, across the globe from Iceland to Singapore and everywhere in between, Lindsay has returned to where it all began. He spent the past three years researching and interviewing some original band members and going behind the scenes, from the promoters to the organisers and the naysayers, but especially, profiling the performers.
The book, which includes memorable black and white photos, will appeal to anyone interested in the history of Australian rock music and the vibrant social and musical era into which it was born.
By Lindsay Buckland
Soft cover – 485 pages