Lindy Morrison, drummer for The Go-Betweens from 1980-1989 and now board member of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), was awarded the Order of Australia on Australia Day.
Belinda Morrison of Clovelly, NSW was given the award for “service to the Australian music industry as a performer and advocate”.
Lindy dedicates her time to various music community groups including benevolent society Support Act Ltd and directing a group of intellectually disabled musicians known as the Junction House Band.
PPCA’s Facebook page announced “A huge congratulations from all at PPCA to our long-time Board Member and tireless Artist Representative Lindy Morrison (OAM) who was today awarded an Order of Australia medal”.
The Go-Betweens formed in Brisbane in 1977. Lindy joined in 1980 and was first heard on the 1981 single ‘Your Turn My Turn’. Morrison named the first album for The Go-Betweens ‘Send Me A Lullaby’.
‘Send Me A Lullaby’ featured special guest musicians Nick Cave, Mick Harvey and Rowland S Howard on ‘After The Fireworks’. Lindy sang lead on the track ‘People Know’ with James Freud on saxophone.
The Go-Betweens disbanded in December 1989. Lindy was not part of the reunion in 2000.
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