John Brewster Talks About Doc Neeson and The Angels
Doc Neeson, Countdown Spectacular 2, Melbourne 2007, Photo Ros O'Gorman

Doc Neeson, Countdown Spectacular 2, Photo by Ros O'Gorman

John Brewster Talks About Doc Neeson and The Angels

by Paul Cashmere on June 5, 2014

in News

One day after the death of former Angels frontman Doc Neeson, Angels co-founder John Brewster says those early days were “the greatest time”.

Neeson joined the Brewster Brother band The Moonshine Jugband In Adelaide in 1971. They changed their name to The Angels and the Brewster Neeson Brewster songwriting partnership was born.

“we starting writing a whole lot of songs and some of them were pretty ordinary but started to get really good at it and they became the Face To Face album,” John said.

Neeson and the Brewsters started around the same time of Cold Chisel. “It always embarrassed us to some extent when we took off before Cold Chisel did. We both came out of Adelaide. We saw Cold Chisel as a brilliant band and we were just learning how to be good,” John said.

Doc Neeson died on June 4, 2014 at age 67.

Listen to John Brewster talk about Doc Neeson and The Angels at Noise11

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