Daddy Who? The Rise and Demise of Australia’s Greatest Rock Band – by Horne, Craig

$39.95 $35.96

ISBN 9781925556254 Black Inc 2018 Paperback 320 pages

Daddy Who? is the story of a phenomenon, a band that in eighteen short months changed the course of Australian rock history.

SKU: UB-9781925556254 Category:


Author and musician Craig Horne was with Daddy Cool every inch of the way. With an insider?s view, he tracks the journey from when they burst onto the scene in October 1970, with their infectious doo-wop mayhem, and follows their rapid rise to the top-when they were on the front cover of every newspaper and rock magazine in the country, and when radio churned out hits like ‘Eagle Rock?, ‘Come Back Again? and ‘Hi Honey Ho!? virtually nonstop. The book reveals the madness of Daddy Cool?s three US tours, from their showcase performance at LA?s Whisky A Go Go, to New York?s famed Madison Square Garden, and supporting the likes of Alvin Bishop, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple, Little Feat and Captain Beefheart. Daddy Who? is the first book to tell the complete story of the enduring legacy of one of the most unique and much loved bands Australia has ever produced.

Craig Horne has been a public servant and speechwriter and also a musician on the Melbourne scene over the last forty-eight years. As a teenager, Daddy Cool inspired him to take up the guitar and play in a rock and roll band of his own, eventually performing alongside Wayne, Gary and sometimes Hanna as members of his band The Hornets.

Additional information

Weight 474 g
Dimensions 233 × 155 × 27 mm