After losing his battle with brain cancer, Doc Neeson has been laid to rest.
The funeral service for Doc Neeson was held at St Michael’s Church in Lane Cove today. It was a private affair for Doc’s family and friends.
67-year old Neeson died on June 4, 2014.
Doc Neeson fronted The Angels, one of Australia’s most successful bands, from 1974 to 1999. He left the band following a car accident in 1999. Doc was rehearsing with John Farnham’s band in the Blue Mountains. They were getting ready to go to East Timor to play for the Australian troops. On his way back to Sydney a car in front braked suddenly. Doc braked suddenly but the truck driver behind him didn’t brake and crashed into his car. He suffered spinal damage and whiplash for years that made it difficult for him to work. He left the band citing his injury as the reason for leaving announcing his departure on New Year’s Eve 1999.
In 2008 Doc reunited with the original Angels for shows to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the Face To Face album. That year The Angels Brewster Neeson Brewster songwriting partnership were also inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Doc is survived by his partner Annie Souter and children Dzintra, Daniel, Aidan and Kieran.
A public memorial for fans will be announced soon.
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