Kent Music Report
The Kent Music Report was a weekly record chart of Australian music singles and albums, compiled by music enthusiast David Kent from May 1974 through to 1988. After 1988, the Australian Recording Industry Association, using the report under licence for a number of years, chose to produce their own listing as the ARIA Charts. Before the Kent Report, Go-Set magazine published weekly Top-40 Singles from 1966, Album charts from 1970 until the magazine's demise in August 1974. David Kent publicised the Australian charts from 1940–1973 in a retrospective fashion using state by state chart data obtained from various Australian radio stations. Kent had spent a number of years working in the music industry at both EMI and Phonogram records and had developed the report as a hobby. The'Kent Music Report' was first released on a commercial basis in July 1974 and was offered for subscription; the report data was based on radio station charts from around the country, which were amalgamated using a points based ranking system that Kent had developed.
These radio station charts were compiled using data collected from local record stores and, as such, were based on retail sales. In 1976, as funding from subscriptions grew, Kent himself started collecting sales data from retail stores to supplement the radio station charts, his operation grew and staff were employed to assist with research. Within a year or so, the major record companies started using the Report for their own marketing programs and it had established itself as the leading national chart publication. From 1982, retail sales data collected by Kent and his staff were used and radio station charts were dropped from the primary tabulations; some radio station chart. At about the same time, the Australian Recording Industry Association was established by the major record companies, being EMI, Festival Records, CBS, RCA, WEA and Polygram. From 1983 until 1988 ARIA had a licensing arrangement with Kent to use the Report under their own banner; the Kent Report continued however and in 1987 was rebadged as the'Australian Music Report'.
In 1988 the arrangement with ARIA ended and the ARIA Charts were produced in-house by the Association. In April 1998, the AMR charts ceased publishing, leaving the ARIA charts as the only nationally recognised chart publication. In 1993, David Kent published his Australian Chart Book 1970 - 1992; this was based on his chart data published as the "Kent Music Report" from May 1974 onwards. He specially "retro-calculated" charts based on state-based Australian radio station charts available to him dated before May 1974, to fill in the missing years. On this basis, he put together Australian national charts from 1940 - 1969, published as Australian Chart Book 1940 - 1969 in 2005. Before 1949, radio station music charts in Australia were only available on a monthly basis, this is reflected in his published data. Although ARIA published the official Australian National charts from 1988 onwards, Kent continued to calculate charts from this date, data from which were published in a third book in his Australian Chart Book series.
David Kent. Australian Chart Book 1970 - 1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N. S. W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. David Kent. Australian Chart Book 1940 - 1969. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N. S. W. ISBN 0-646-44439-5. David Kent. Australian Chart Book 1993 - 2005. Australian Chart Book Pty Ltd, Turramurra, N. S. W. ISBN 0-646-45889-2. David Kent's Australian Chart Book website
The Angels (Australian band)
The Angels are an Australian rock band which formed in Taperoo, a small beach side suburb in Adelaide in 1974 as The Keystone Angels by John Brewster on rhythm guitar and vocals, his brother Rick Brewster on lead guitar and vocals, Bernard "Doc" Neeson on lead vocals and guitar. They were joined by Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup on drums and vocals, Chris Bailey on bass guitar and vocals. In 1981 Bidstrup was replaced on drums by Brent Eccles, their studio albums on the Kent Music Report Albums Chart top 10 are No Exit, Dark Room, Night Attack, Two Minute Warning and Beyond Salvation. Their top 20 singles are "No Secrets", "Into the Heat", "We Gotta Get out of This Place", "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again", "Let the Night Roll On" and "Dogs Are Talking". In the international market, to avoid legal problems with named acts, their records have been released under the names, Angel City and The Angels from Angel City; the Angels have been cited by Guns N' Roses, Seattle grunge bands Pearl Jam and Nirvana, as having influenced their music.
Neeson left the group in 1999 due to spinal injuries sustained in a car accident and they disbanded in the following year. Subsequently, competing versions of the group performed using the Angels name, until April 2008 when the original 1970s line-up reformed for a series of tours until 2011, when Neeson left again. Alternative versions continued with new members; the Angels were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in October 1998 with the line-up of Bailey and Rick Brewster and Neeson. Australian musicologist, Ian McFarlane, declared that "The Angels had a profound effect on the Australian live music scene of the late 1970s/early 1980s. Helped redefine the Australian pub rock tradition... brand of no-frills, hard-driving boogie rock attracted pub goers in unprecedented numbers. In turn, The Angels' shows raised the standard expected of live music. After 20 years on the road, the band showed little sign of easing up on the hard rock fever." Chris Bailey died on 4 April 2013, aged 62, after being diagnosed with throat cancer.
Doc Neeson died on 4 June 2014, aged 67, of a brain tumour. In November 1970 future member of the Angels, John Brewster on guitar, harp, backing vocals and washboard, his brother Rick on violin, jug, backing vocals and percussion formed the Moonshine Jug and String Band, an acoustic ensemble, in Adelaide. Fellow members were Craig Holden on guitar, Bob Petchell on banjo and harp, Pete Thorpe on tea chest bass, bass guitar, wash tub and backing vocals. In 1971 they were joined by Belfast-born immigrant, Bernard "Doc" Neeson, on guitar and lead vocals, an arts student and former Army sergeant, who performed locally as Doc Talbot; the folk band gigged at local university cafes. Holden left in 1972. In 1973 Spencer Tregloan joined Moonshine Jug and String Band on banjo, jug and backing vocals, they released their debut four-track extended play, Keep You on the Move, which made the top 5 in Adelaide. It contained a cover version of Canned Heat's "On the Road Again" and three original tracks: one written by John, one by John and Rick, one by Neeson.
It was followed in 1974 by a single, "That's All Right with Me". Both releases were on the Sphere Organisation label owned by John Woodruff, who became the Angels' talent manager for two decades. In 2015 the group were inducted into the Adelaide Music Collective Hall of Fame. In mid-1974 Moonshine Jug and String Band changed their name to the Keystone Angels, with the line up of John Brewster on lead vocals and bass guitar, Rick on guitar, Neeson on bass guitar and vocals, Peter Christopolous on drums and Laurie Lever on keyboards, they began playing 1950s rock and roll on the pub circuit. Rick recalled "There was a cult following with The Jug Band but if we wanted any real success we had to start an electric band. So we threw ourselves in the deep end. I went from playing washboard to playing lead guitar. I hadn't played an electric guitar before then!"During July and August 1974 they ran a series of ads in Go-Set, the national teen pop music magazine, announcing that "The Keystone Angles are coming".
Lever left during that year. In January 1975 the remaining members performed, as a four-piece, at the Sunbury Pop Festival they supported AC/DC during a South Australian tour, that year they were the backing band for Chuck Berry; the Keystone Angels issued a sole single, "Keep on Dancin'", on Sphere during that year. In 1976 the Angels signed a recording deal with the Albert Productions label, upon the recommendation of Bon Scott and Malcolm Young; the group dropped "Keystone" from their name and became the Angels, relocated to Sydney with the line-up of Neeson on lead vocals and bass guitar, King on drums, Rick on lead guitar and John Brewster on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. According to Ian McFarlane, an Australian musicologist, the group "had toughened its sound into a unique brand of beefy hard rock."The Angels' first single, "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again", was released in April 1976, produced by Vanda & Young. It was co-written by the Neeson, they made their TV debut on Countdown.
In August King was replaced by Graham "Buzz Throckman" Bidstrup on drums. In January 1977 Chris Bailey joined on bass guitar, which allowed Neeson to concentrate on lead vocals. Bailey had been a member of Mount Lofty Rangers, with Bon Scott
Take It to the Streets (The Angels album)
Take It to the Streets is an album from The Angels released on 31 August 2012. It reached No. 24 on the ARIA Albums Chart. "To the Streets" – 4:26 "Wounded Healer" – 3:54 "Waiting for the Sun" – 4:48 "Life Gets Better" – 4:11 "Telephone" – 6:28 "No Sleep in Hell" – 4:44 "The More You Know" – 3:45 "When the Time Comes" – 3:03 "Pump It Up" – 3:21 "There Comes a Time" – 3:01 "Small Price" – 4:02 "Getting Free" – 2:46 "Some Kinda Hell in Here" – 4:55 "Free Bird" – 3:37"No Sleep in Hell" was on the album Watch the Red. "When the Time Comes" was on the album The Howling. "Small Price" was on the album Two Minute Warning. Bass, Backing Vocals – Chris Bailey Co-producer – John Brewster, Rick Brewster Drums, Backing Vocals – Nick Norton Guitar, Backing Vocals – John Brewster Lead Guitar, Organ – Rick Brewster Recorded By – Reyne House Vocals – Dave Gleeson Disc 1 - Additional guitar solos: Sam Brewster-Jones, Harry Brewster-Jones, Nick Norton Disc 1 - Recorded at Alberts Studio, Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia Disc 2 - Recorded live at QPAC Theater, Australia, 21 January, 2012 Produced by John and Rick Brewster The Angels - Take It To The Streets The Angels - Take It To The Streets The Angels - Take It to the Streets @ Discogs
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
The American Society of Composers and Publishers is an American non-profit performance-rights organization that protects its members' musical copyrights by monitoring public performances of their music, whether via a broadcast or live performance, compensating them accordingly. ASCAP collects licensing fees from users of music created by ASCAP members distributes them back to its members as royalties. In effect, the arrangement is the product of a compromise: when a song is played, the user does not have to pay the copyright holder directly, nor does the music creator have to bill a radio station for use of a song. In 2012, ASCAP collected over US$941 million in licensing fees and distributed $828.7 million in royalties to its members, with an 11.6 percent operating expense ratio. As of July 2018, ASCAP membership included over 670,000 songwriters and music publishers, with over 11 million registered works. In the United States, ASCAP competes with four other PROs – Broadcast Music, Inc. the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers, Global Music Rights, & Pro Music Rights.
Unlike collecting societies outside the United States, ASCAP contract is non-exclusive, although it is not so simple for a foreign person to join ASCAP, it is possible. ASCAP has an office in the United Kingdom; as the artist agreement is non-exclusive, authors can license using a creative commons license. The ASCAP bill of rights states, "we have the right to choose when and where our creative works may be used for free". If an author is going to use a creative commons license with another's works, this is the only author's rights organisation that has a non-exclusive contract that a foreign person can join. If an author uses a Creative Commons license and is not a member of a performing rights organisation, the works would generate royalties, these royalties are collected and given to publishers and artists that are members of these organisations. ASCAP was founded by Victor Herbert, together with composers Louis Hirsch, John Raymond Hubbell, Silvio Hein and Gustave Kerker, a lyricist Glen MacDonough, publishers George Maxwell and Jay Witmark, a copyright attorney Nathan Burkan at the Hotel Claridge in New York City on February 13, 1914, to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members, who were writers and publishers associated with New York City's Tin Pan Alley.
ASCAP's earliest members included the era's most active songwriters—Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Rudolf Friml, Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern, John Philip Sousa, Alfred Baldwin Sloane, James Weldon Johnson, Robert Hood Bowers and Harry Tierney. Subsequently, many other prominent songwriters became members. In 1919, ASCAP and the Performing Rights Society of Great Britain, signed the first reciprocal agreement for the representation of each other's members' works in their respective territories. Today, ASCAP has global reciprocal agreements and licenses the U. S. performances of hundreds of thousands of international music creators. The advent of radio in the 1920s brought an important new source of income for ASCAP. Radio stations only broadcast performers live, the performers working for free. Performers wanted to be paid, recorded performances became more prevalent. ASCAP started collecting license fees from the broadcasters. Between 1931 and 1939, ASCAP increased royalty rates charged to broadcasters more than 400%.
In the late 1930s, ASCAP's general control over most music and its membership requirements were considered to be in restraint of trade and illegal under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The Justice Department abandoned the case; the Justice Department sued again in 1941, the case was settled with a consent decree in which the most important points were that ASCAP must set rates and not discriminate between customers who have the same requirements to license music, or "similar standing." Anyone, unable to negotiate satisfactory terms with ASCAP, or is otherwise unable to get a license, may go to the court overseeing the consent decree and litigate the terms they find objectionable, the terms set by the court will be binding upon the licensee and ASCAP. BMI signed a consent decree in 1941, although the terms were much more favorable to BMI than those applied to ASCAP. In 1940, when ASCAP tried to double its license fees again, radio broadcasters formed a boycott of ASCAP and founded a competing royalty agency, Broadcast Music Incorporated.
During a ten-month period lasting from January 1 to October 29, 1941, no music licensed by ASCAP was broadcast on NBC and CBS radio stations. Instead, the stations played regional music and styles, traditionally disdained by ASCAP; when the differences between ASCAP and the broadcasters were resolved in October 1941, ASCAP agreed to settle for a lower fee than they had demanded. ASCAP's membership diversified further in the 1940s, bringing along jazz and swing greats, including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson; the movies soared in popularity during the 1930s and 1940s, with them came classic scores and songs by new ASCAP members like Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Morton Gould, Jule Styne. Classical-music composers Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, Leonard Bernstein brought their compositions into the ASCAP repertory in the 1940s; the rise of rock and roll derived from both country music and rhythm and blues music caused airplay of BMI licensed songs to double that of ASCAP licensed songs.
ASCAP officials decided. So ASCAP spearheaded a congressional investigation into the prac
Bernard Patrick "Doc" Neeson OAM was an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. He was the front man for the hard rock band The Angels from its formation in February 1976 to their disbandment in December 1999. For the group Neeson was the main lyricist with brothers and Rick Brewster, as the music composers, their top 20 studio albums on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart are Face to Face, No Exit, Dark Room, Night Attack, Watch the Red, Two Minute Warning and Howling. Their number-one album, Beyond Salvation, on the ARIA Albums Chart appeared in February 1990 and was followed by another top 20 album, Red Back Fever; the group's top 20 singles on the related Australian charts are "No Secrets", "Into the Heat", "Never so Live", "We Gotta Get out of This Place", "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again", "Let the Night Roll On" and "Dogs Are Talking". On 20 October 1998, at the ARIA Awards the group were inducted into the Hall of Fame. In early December 1999, three weeks prior to his performance at the Tour of Duty - Concert for the Troops in East Timor, Neeson had a car accident on the Sydney M4 motorway.
On 10 January 2013, Neeson's Facebook page announced that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and would undergo immediate treatment. He died of the tumour on 4 June 2014, aged 67. Bernard Patrick Neeson was born on 4 January 1947 in Northern Ireland, his father, Bernard James Neeson, was a British Army soldier, his mother was Kathleen née Corrigan. Neeson was the eldest of six children, they were raised as Catholics although the family lived in a predominantly Protestant area of Belfast. He attended boarding school at Terenure College in Dublin; the family emigrated to Adelaide aboard SS Strathnaver. They settled in the suburb of Elizabeth and he attended St Paul's College; as a teenager he had promoted dances and in mid-1967 he advised an Adelaide group, Down the Line: "Y'know, you should change the name to something short and punchy like Zoot". After completing secondary education, Neeson entered an Adelaide teachers college, "my first career option was to become a teacher never thought of having a career as a musician".
Before completing his course Neeson was conscripted for national service into the Australian army during the Vietnam War. He served as an education corps sergeant in New Guinea for eighteen months in the late 1960s, he subsequently attended Flinders University, completed degrees in film and drama, intended to become a film director. While a student at Flinders University, Neeson as'Doc Talbot' became a member of an acoustic blues group, Moonshine Jug and String Band, on vocals and guitar; that group had started in Adelaide in 1970 with brothers, Rick Brewster on guitar, washboard and backing vocals. Neeson had been a member of The Innocents and when he joined the Brewsters they had Craig Holden on guitar, Bob Petchell on banjo, Pete Thorpe on bass guitar and backing vocals. Moonshine Jug and String Band recorded a four-track extended play, Keep You on the Move, in 1973, which had local success on the Adelaide charts, rising to No. 5. They followed in the next year, their material appeared on the Sphere Organization label, owned by the group's manager, John Woodruff.
Another four-track EP, Moonshine Jug and String Band, appeared in 1974. By 1974 the group had discarded their acoustic blues sound and instrumentation to become The Keystone Angels playing electric instruments for 1950s style rock and roll, R&B on the pub circuit; the line-up with Doc Neeson on guitar and vocals were: John Brewster on lead vocals and guitar. During that year they backed Chuck Berry, on his Australian tour. In late January 1975 the group performed at the final Sunbury Pop Festival, where they received a standing ovation. During that year they issued a lone single, "Keep on Dancing", on Sphere, which had Neeson on guitar while John provided lead vocals; the Keystone Angels supported AC/DC on a regional tour of South Australia and were signed to the group's label, Albert Productions. In February 1976 The Keystone Angels relocated to Sydney, they had "toughened sound into a unique brand of beefy hard rock". Upon the advice of in-house producers, Vanda & Young, they shortened their name to The Angels.
The line-up, with Neeson as lead singer, bass guitarist and front man, was the Brewster brothers and King. Their debut single, "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again", was issued in March 1976 on EMI/Albert; the track was composed by Neeson with the Brewsters, Neeson described writing the lyrics, which had started as a "ballad about connecting with loss" after a university mate's girlfriend had been killed in a motorbike accident. In 1978 an audience in Mt Isa responded to the question posed in the song's title with "no way, get fucked, fuck off". Neeson described how this response was copied at other venues and became an important part of their performances: "...when the band first started, we were trying to write songs for Australian audiences. In August King was replaced by Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup on drums; the group's choice for lead vocals was either Neeson's "gruff shout" or John Brewster's "clear tones". Neeson recalled "Our drummer, Buzz Bidstrup, said
AC/DC are an Australian rock band formed in Sydney in 1973 by Scottish-born brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. Their music has been variously described as hard rock, blues rock, heavy metal, however the band themselves describe their music as "rock and roll". AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage, in 1975. Membership subsequently stabilised around the Young brothers, singer Bon Scott, drummer Phil Rudd, bass player Mark Evans. Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977 for the album Powerage. In February 1980, a few months after recording the album Highway to Hell, lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning; the group considered disbanding but stayed together, bringing in Brian Johnson as replacement for Scott. That year, the band released their first album with Johnson, Back in Black, which they dedicated to Scott's memory; the album launched them to new heights of success and became one of the best selling albums of all time.
The band's next album, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, was their first album to reach number one in the United States. The band fired Phil Rudd as drummer in 1983, Simon Wright filled his place until quitting in 1989, being in turn replaced by Chris Slade; the band experienced a commercial resurgence in the early 1990s with the release of The Razors Edge. Phil Rudd returned in 1994; the band's studio album Black Ice, released in 2008, was the second highest-selling album of that year, their biggest chart hit since For Those About to Rock reaching No.1 on all charts worldwide. The band's line-up remained the same until 2014 with Malcolm Young's retirement due to early-onset dementia and Rudd's legal troubles. In 2016, Johnson was advised to stop touring due to worsening hearing loss, Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose stepped in as the band's vocalist for the remainder of that year's dates. Long-term bass player and background vocalist Cliff Williams retired from the band at the end of their 2016 Rock or Bust World Tour.
The group has not disbanded and unconfirmed reports of a new album continue to circulate. AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million albums in the United States, making them the tenth highest-selling artist in the United States and the 14th best selling artist worldwide. Back in Black has sold an estimated 50 million units worldwide, making it the third highest-selling album by any artist, the highest-selling album by any band; the album has sold 22 million units in the US, where it is the sixth-highest-selling album of all time. AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" and were named the seventh "Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time" by MTV. In 2004, AC/DC ranked No. 72 on the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Producer Rick Rubin, who wrote an essay on the band for the Rolling Stone list, referred to AC/DC as "the greatest rock and roll band of all time". In 2010, VH1 ranked AC/DC number 23 in its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
Brothers Malcolm and George Young were born in Glasgow, Scotland living at 6 Skerryvore Road in the Cranhill area. The Big Freeze of 1963 was the worst winter on record in Scotland with snow eight feet deep. A TV advertisement at the same time offered assisted travel for families for a different life in Australia. Fifteen members of the Young family left Scotland by plane in late June 1963. Before moving into a house at 4 Burleigh Street in the suburb of Burwood they stayed at Villawood Migrant Hostel in Nissen huts, where George Young met and became friends with another migrant, Dutchman Harry Vanda. George was the first to learn to play the guitar, he became a member of one of Australia's most successful bands of the 1960s. Malcolm followed in George's footsteps by playing with a Newcastle, New South Wales, band called the Velvet Underground, their older brother Alex Young chose to remain in Britain to pursue musical interests. In 1967, Alex formed and played bass in the London-based band Grapefruit—initially called "The Grapefruit"—with three former members of Tony Rivers and the Castaways, John Perry, Geoff Swettenham, Pete Swettenham.
Malcolm and Angus Young developed the idea for the band's name after their sister, Margaret Young, saw the initials "AC/DC" on a sewing machine. "AC/DC" is an abbreviation meaning "alternating current/direct current" electricity. The brothers felt that this name symbolised the band's raw energy, power-driven performances of their music. "AC/DC" is pronounced one letter at a time, though the band are colloquially known as "Acca Dacca" in Australia. The AC/DC band name is stylised with a high voltage sign separating the "AC" and "DC" and has been used on all studio albums, with the exception of the international version of Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. In November 1973, Malcolm and Angus Young formed AC/DC and recruited bassist Larry Van Kriedt, vocalist Dave Evans, Colin Burgess, ex-Masters Apprentices drummer. Pushing hard for the band's success were Australia's roadie Ray Arnold and his partner Alan Kissack. Gene Pierson booked the band to play at Chequers nightclub on New Year's Eve, 1973. By this time, Angus Young had adopted his characteristic school-uniform stage outfit.
The idea was his sister. Angus had tried other costumes: Spider-Man, Zorro, a gorilla, a parody of Superman, named Super-Ang. In its early days, most members of the band dressed in some form of satin outfit. On stage, Evans was replaced by the band's first manager, Dennis Laughlin, ori
Talk the Talk
Talk the Talk is the thirteenth studio album by Australian hard rock band, The Angels, released on 17 January 2014. It is the second album to have Dave Gleeson, on vocals; the album peaked at number 46 on the ARIA Albums Chart. "Talk the Talk" 4:59 "Got an Itch" 3:22 "Every Man" 5:35 "Broken Windows" 3:52 "Heart of Stone" 3:42 "Got a Feeling" 4:09 "Nations Are Falling" 4:18 "You Might Make It" 3:11 "Book of Law" 3:32 "I Come in Peace" 4:12 "Personal Thing" 4:39 "No Rhyme nor Reason" 4:18 Dave Gleeson – lead vocals Rick Brewster – lead guitar, vocals John Brewster – rhythm guitar, vocals Nick Norton – drums, vocals Sam Brewster – bassProduction Rick Brewster – producer The Angels – Talk The Talk New Album Gets A Title New Single The Angels – Talk The Talk @ Itunes The Angels – Talk The Talk @Spotify