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Original Skyhooks Guitarist Peter Starkie Has Died Aged 72

by Paul Cashmere

Peter Starkie, the original guitarist for Skyhooks, has died at age 72.

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Red Symons, Skyhooks. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Red Symons Pays Tribute To Son Samuel On 3AW

by Paul Cashmere

Red Symons has paid tribute to his son Samuel on Neil Mitchell’s program on 3AW.

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Red Symons, Skyhooks. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Red Symons Son Samuel Has Died From Cancer Aged 27

by Paul Cashmere

Samuel Symons, the 27 year old son of Skyhooks guitarist, television star and radio broadcaster, Red Symons, has lost his battle with brain cancer at age 27.

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Palace of the King

Palace Of The King Join Upcoming Rose Tattoo Tour

by Paul Cashmere

Palace of the King will open for Rose Tattoo for their limited run of Australian shows for the remainder of 2018.

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Red Symons, Skyhooks. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Red Symons’ Fitzroy House Sets Sales Record For The Suburb

by Paul Cashmere

89 Alfred Cresent, Fitzroy North was the home of Red Symons 1998, has sold for the record price of $5,000,000 for the Melbourne suburb.

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Rose Tattoo Angry Anderson and Mark Evans. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Rose Tattoo To Reissue Blood Brothers

by Paul Cashmere

Rose Tattoo will re-reissue an expanded edition of the 2007 album Blood Brothers ahead of their Australian tour.

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Bob Spencer guitarist with Rose Tattoo at Palms Melbourne on Friday 27 October 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Bob Spencer Reveals He Underwent Therapy To Create His Solo Album In An All-New Noise11 iHeartRadio Show

by Noise11.com

At age 60 former Finch, Skyhooks and The Angels guitarist Bob Spencer has released his first ever solo album ‘Saints and Murderers’. He tells Noise11.com that to make the record he first had to undergo therapy for overcome his fear of singing.

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Bob Starkie Best of Skyhooks Gold record

Bob Starkie Is Selling His Skyhooks Gold Record

by Paul Cashmere

Skyhooks guitarist Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie has put his gold record for Best of Skyhooks up for auction on eBay.

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Red Symons, Skyhooks. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Red Symons Is Suffering Significant Brain Injury After Fall

by Paul Cashmere

Former Skyhooks guitarist, now presenter for ABC Radio Melbourne Red Symons, has suffered “a significant injury to his brain” according to the ABC.

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Red Symons

Red Symons Taken To Hospital Following Fall

by Paul Cashmere

Former Skyhooks guitarist, now ABC Melbourne breakfast announcer Red Symons, has been rushed to hospital after being injured in a fall.

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Bongo Starkie at Noise11

Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie Hooks Up At Julie Cavanagh’s New Union Club

by Paul Cashmere

Former Skyhooks’ guitarist Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie took his Rock and Roll Band to The Union Club in Richmond on Saturday night (29 April) for a three-hour trip through the rock and roll songbook.

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Bongo Starkie at Noise11

Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie Brings His Rock N Roll Band To The Union Club

by Paul Cashmere

Former Skyhooks guitarist will unwrap his Rock N Roll Band at The Union Club in Richmond on Saturday night.

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Greg Macainsh and Bob Bongo Starkie, Skyhooks. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Hey Skyhooks Fans Freddie Strauks To Join Bob Starkie Saturday At Satellite Lounge

by Paul Cashmere

Skyhooks fans are in for a bit of a reunion for Skyhooks drummer Freddie Strauks joins Skyhooks guitarist Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie for the Million Dollar Riff show at the Satellite Lounge in Melbourne this Saturday night.

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Envenomed and Red Symons

Red Symons Appears in Envenomed Cover Of Horror Movie

by Paul Cashmere

Red Symons makes a cameo appearance in Melbourne metal band Envenomed’s cover of ‘Horror Movie’.

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Death Valley Girls

LA Punk Rockers Death Valley Girls Cover Skyhooks Classic ‘Horror Movie’

by Paul Cashmere

Punk band Death Valley Girls from the streets of Echo Park, Los Angeles, have sourced the far reaches of Australia to cover the Oz Rock Classic ‘Horror Movie’ by Skyhooks.

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Bob Spencer, music news, noise11.com

Bob Spencer Is Recording His Very First Solo Album

by Paul Cashmere

Bob Spencer, one of Australia’s most inventive and enduring guitarists, is working on his very first solo album.

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Bongo Starkie at Noise11

Bob Starkie Puts Together His New Skyhooks ‘Supergroup’

by Paul Cashmere

Skyhooks guitarist Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie has put together a Skyhooks supergroup for his upcoming Million Dollar Riff show with members of Noiseworks, John Farnham’s Band and Taxiride to perform the music of his old band Skyhooks.

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Bongo Starkie on Sunrise

Bongo Rules Out Skyhooks Mini-Series

by Paul Cashmere

Skyhooks co-founder Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie has ruled out a Skyhooks mini-series admitting that the guys win the band were “pretty boring”.

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Skyhooks Hits and Riffs, music news, noise11.com

Skyhooks To Release New Compilation ‘Hits’N’Riffs’

by Paul Cashmere

With the Skyhooks catalogue currently undergoing a facelift, Warner Music will release a new compilation of tracks from the new series of remasters.

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Greg Macainsh Talks All Things Skyhooks On iHeartRadio

by Paul Cashmere

Skyhooks’ founder and principal songwriter Greg Macainsh gave an in-depth interview about the band to Noise11 this week and you can hear the interview on iHeartRadio’s Noise11 channel.

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Skyhooks with Ross Wilson. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Skyhooks Reunite For Rockwiz Live

by Paul Cashmere

Rockwiz pulled off the impossible last night getting Skyhooks to reform for a one-off performance.

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Skyhooks, music news, noise11.com

Ross Wilson To Sing For Skyhooks In Melbourne Tonight

by Paul Cashmere

Ross Wilson will take up lead singer duties when Skyhooks reforms for Rockwiz Live in Melbourne tonight.

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Shirley Strachan Skyhooks (photo from skyhooks-music.com)

Skyhooks To Reform For Rockwiz Live

by Paul Cashmere

Skyhooks will get back together, with Red Symons, for a one off performance for Rockwiz in Melbourne next week. The only trouble is, who will be the singer?

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Skyhooks 40th Anniversary Set ‘Don’t You Believe What You’ve Seen Or You’ve Heard’ To Be Released

by Paul Cashmere

The 40th anniversary of Skyhooks will be marked with a 3-disc collectors edition featuring the first two albums, additional tracks and a bonus live disc.

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When The Sun Sets Over Carlton

Bob Starkie, Jane Clifton To Launch Warner Carlton Compilation

by Paul Cashmere

Bob Starkie of Skyhooks will join Jane Clifton (ex-Stilleto, Jo Jo Zep) for the launch of ‘(When The Sun Sets Over) Carlton, the new 2 disc compilation put together by David Laing of Warner Music.

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When The Sun Sets Over Carlton

Melbourne’s Counterculture 70s Rock Scene Compiled On 2 CDs

by Paul Cashmere

The formative years of Melbourne’s rock music scene of the 70s are about to be heard on the 2CD compilation ‘(When The Sun Sets Over) Carlton’.

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Red Symons, Noise11.com

You Just Like Red Symons Cos He’s Good In Bed

by Paul Cashmere

More people in Melbourne now wakeup with Red Symons on the radio.

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The band you cannot call Skyhooks, Noise11, photo

The Band You Cannot Call Skyhooks Perform Skyhooks

by Paul Cashmere

Skyhooks’ Greg Macainsh, Bob Starkie and Bob Spencer performed a complete set of Skyhooks songs on Saturday night (March 16, 2013) at Phillip Island in a band you cannot call Skyhooks.

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Skyhooks 2012 photo by Serge Thomann

Skyhooks Reform For Bob Starkie’s 60th

by Paul Cashmere

Friends of Bob Starkie had a special treat on Saturday in St Kilda. Skyhooks reformed for Bob’s 60th birthday party.

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Shirley Strachan Skyhooks (photo from skyhooks-music.com)

Shirley Strachan Would Have Been 60

by Paul Cashmere

Skyhooks singer Shirley Strachan would have turned 60 today.

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