Saturday 12 March 2022
The Bob Starkie Show - featuring songs by Skyhooks, with Laura Davidson is a celebration of the music of SKYHOOKS.
BOB ’BONGO’ STARKIE, guitarist with the legendary SKYHOOKS, performs the classic songs and a few more that need to be heard, in a personal celebration of one of Australia's most beloved bands. In between songs Bob shares humorous anecdotes and insights into the inner workings of the SKYHOOKS.
The Bob Starkie Show featuring songs by Skyhooks, with Laura Davidson - RAZOR SHARP Riffs and a lotta laughs!!! Skyhooks helped change the face of rock n roll in the 1970’s with #1 and Top 10 singles to their credit, as well as two of the country’s biggest selling albums, Living in the 70s and Ego is Not A Dirty Word. Both produced by Ross Wilson and received incredible reviews.
Skyhooks have been described as ‘giving the Australian music industry the enema it needed’ when they smashed onto the scene in their colourful costumes, wearing make-up well before other bands tried it. Living in the 70s was their debut album, Ego is Not A Dirty Word released a year later and it wasn’t long before the five members of the bands were celebrities – Shirley, the enigmatic curly-haired lead-singer, guitarist Red Symons, guitarist Bob Starkie, bassist and songwriter Greg Macainsh and drummer Fred Strauks.