Reformed Stars Share ‘Paradise’ Video From Rehearsal -
Mick Pealing of Stars

Reformed Stars Share ‘Paradise’ Video From Rehearsal

by Paul Cashmere on October 26, 2016

in News

Australian band Stars have reformed for their first shows since the death of Andy Durrant in 1979.

Stars started out in Adelaide in 1975 and moved to Melbourne where they signed with Mushroom Records.

The band recorded two albums ‘Paradise’ (1978) and ‘Land of Fortune’ (1979) and generated a handful of hits with ‘Quick On The Draw’ (no 25, 1976), ‘With A Winning Hand’ (no 34, 1976), ‘Mighty Rock’ (no 22, 1977), ‘Look After Yourself’ (no 21, 1977) and ‘Back Again’ (no 33, 1978).

Stars toured Australia in 1978/1979 with the Beach Boys and then Linda Ronstadt.

The second album ‘Land Of Fortune’ was released in June 1979 just as guitarist and songwriter Andrew Durrant was diagnosed with cancer. Andy died on 6 May 1980, in his mid-20s.

Stars broke-up with the death of Andy but got together to pay tribute at the Andrew Durrant Memorial Concert, now available as a live DVD and album.

Stars members Mick Pealing, Roger McLachlan and Glyn Dowding were rehearsing for their reunion show at Sydney Blues and Roots Festival on October 29.

Related Posts

The Beatles Let It Be movie
The Beatles Restore Original ‘Let It Be’ Movie for Disney+ … Confirmed

As teased yesterday, The Beatles original 1970 Michael Lindsay-Hogg 'Let It Be' movie has been restored by Peter Jackson and will stream on Disney+ from May 8, 2024.

2 hours ago
Let It Be movie The Beatles
The Beatles Tease Upcoming Announcement

There is more movement in The Beatles camp with a cryptic tease added to The Beatles official website over the past few hours.

16 hours ago
Marley Brothers
Marley Brothers To Tour in The Family Name

The Marley Brothers have announced a tour to honour their father’s legacy.

1 day ago
Richard Clapton, Photo Ros O'Gorman
Richard Clapton Digs Into The Back Catalogue To Perform Rarities

When Richard Clapton play a Festival we get the concentrated Best of show. When he performs his own shows we get the deeper dive into a remarkable 50+ year career.

1 day ago
Benny From ABBA Performs ‘Waterloo’ for Pianos in Europe

Benny from ABBA performed a piano only version of the ABBA classic ‘Waterloo’ on a piano in Stockholm, synched to pianos in London, Berlin and Warsaw.

3 days ago
James Hetfield of Metallica at Powertrip photo by Richard Gilkerson
Metallica Perform Elton John’s Funeral For A Friend/Loves Lies Bleeding’ At Gershwin Prize Night

Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin are the recipients of the Gershwin Prize for 2024 and Metallica came out literally to sing their praises.

4 days ago
Russell Morris The Real Thing Symphonic Concert
Russell Morris The Real Thing Symphonic Concert To Be Released On DVD

The music video edition of Russell Morris ‘The Real Thing Symphonic Concert’ will be released on DVD through Ambition in June.

6 days ago