This week we were sad to hear of the passing of a significant figure in the Australian (and New Zealand) music industry - Michael Gudinski. In the late 1990s one of his companies - Mushroom Records - purchased 49% of Flying Nun, eventually taking entire ownership of the company. Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd charts his relationship with Gudinski, Mushroom Records, News Corp and more.
Anthony Phelps, the photographer behind the new book "From AK79 to the Class of 81 (Photos from 1978-1982)" talks a bit more about his experiences behind the camera during this time. We also include a few photos and the book preface.
The very successful Mermgrown was held and the Newtown Workingmen's Bowling Club over the weekend. The sunny afternoon was all about relaxed tunes, bowling on the green, picking up a few tasty snacks and quality crafts.