Rock bands touring Newcastle in the1970s

Cold Chisel first came up to Newcastle in the late
1970’s and played at the local southern pubs and clubs the
Orana, Belmont Sporties, Mawson, Swansea Workers and went on to bigger
things quick. They always played their guts out and got a big Newcastle
following. great guys too. Ian Moss wowed us with guitar, Jimmy Barnes
revved the crowds, Don Walker’s songs made us listen and the beat was
held by Phil and Steve.

Ian Moss at the Mawson Hotel 1976
Ian Moss Mawson 1976

Ian Moss Mawson 1976

Jimmy Barnes at Cardiff Workers early 80’s
Jimmy Barnes Newcastle 1976

Jimmy Barnes Newcastle 1976

Here is a rare view of Don Walker as he was always behind the keyboards.
Don Walker loosens up at Belmont Sporties 1980
Cold Chisel Don Walker 1977

Cold Chisel Don Walker 1977

In the late 70’s and early 80’s Cold Chisel regularly visited
around Newcastle and we always had a good night when they
played. Cold Chisel Group Shot Belmont Sporties 1980
Cold Chisel 1976

Cold Chisel 1976

Another hard working band, The Angels always kept the crowd on
their feet hooting, with Doc bouncing around and the guitars riffing.
Doc Neeson from The Angels at the Mawson
The Angels Doc Neesan 1977

The Angels Doc Neesan 1977

Midnight Oil played at the Mawson in the late 70’s and were awsome. Peter Garret had the audience hooting.
Midnight Oil Peter Garrett

Midnight Oil Peter Garrett

Jimmy and the boys were outrageous and played great
stuff. Ignatious was a showman and always up to mischief to say the
least. Rumours were he left a lot of gigs in the roadies gear boxes.
Here at he Belmont Sporties  I had no idea what he was going to do
next. Jimmy and the Boys – Ignatious Jones spitting blood (capsules I hope)

Ignatious Jones 1977

Ignatious Jones 1977

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