World Lost Elvis On The Same Day It Gained INXS - Noise11.com
Elvis Presley, noise11.com, Photo

Elvis Presley

World Lost Elvis On The Same Day It Gained INXS

by Paul Cashmere on August 16, 2012

in News

The very first INXS gig was on the same day Elvis Presley died.

Elvis Presley image noise11.com

Elvis Presley

INXS’ Kirk Pengilly posted today that it was exactly 35 years today when INXS played their first ever gig.

“35 years ago today, we performed our first official gig as “The Farriss Brothers” at a party in the house Tim was living in at Whale beach. I still remember it clearly. They were different times, that’s for sure…

“It’s hard to believe that we are still here today, the same bunch of guys making music together but sadly, without Michael. What an amazing road we have travelled and are still travelling.

“Immense thanks to all our fans, past, present and future…”

Kirk Pengilly

So the world lost Elvis Presley on this day in 1977 and gained INXS. Was that a fair swap?

Comments

comments

Related Posts

DJ Fontana
R.I.P. DJ Fontana 1931-2018

Elvis Presely’s first and longtime drummer Dominic Joseph ‘DJ’ Fontana, who played on countless Presley hits has died at the age of 87. DJ recorded with Elvis beginning in 1956 and throughout the 1960s, most notably on "Hound Dog," “Jailhouse Rock,” “Treat Me Nice” and “All Shook Up.” DJ was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a sideman in 2009.

5 days ago
Elvis Presley, noise11.com, Photo
Elvis Presley 68 Special Is Heading Back To Cinemas

Fathom Events has announced a strategic partnership with Authentic Brands Group (ABG), a brand development, marketing and entertainment company, and owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises LLC. The partnership kicks off this summer with an exclusive two-day theatrical release of Elvis' legendary "'68 Comeback Special," directed and produced by Steve Binder, to cinema audiences worldwide.

June 4, 2018
Kylie Minogue Golden
New Music Releases for 6 April 2018

Major new titles coming this week from: Kylie Minogue, Elvis Presley, Caliban, Japanese Wallpaper, Lisa Stansfield, Cardi B, Levellers, The Aces, 30 Seconds to Mars, Gin Wigmore, Eels, Tina Arena, The Dead Daisies and the Johnny Cash and Elton John tribute albums.

April 5, 2018
Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley Sues Ex-Manager

Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, is suing her ex-manager over huge losses she took on a business deal.

February 23, 2018
Elvis Presley, noise11.com, Photo
Elvis The Auction – Now You Can Own a Piece of Presley

After the record-breaking auction during the 40th anniversary Elvis Week this past August, there will be another opportunity to own a piece of music history as highlights of the rare Elvis Presley artifacts to be included in the upcoming “Auction at Graceland” were announced today along with registration information and catalog ordering details.

December 21, 2017
Ralph Carr and Priscilla Presley
Ralph Carr To Bring Back Elvis The Wonder Of You To Australia In 2018

Australian music industry legend Ralph Carr is planning on keeping the legacy of Elvis alive in Australia in 2018 by bringing back the Elvis ‘The Wonder of You’ orchestra for a tour.

November 15, 2017
Elvis Presley, noise11.com, Photo
Elvis Presley Wanted To Tour Australia But Colonel Parker Stopped Him

Elvis Presley wanted to tour Australia but his manager Colonel Tom Parker wouldn’t let him.

October 25, 2017