| Since you've made it this far, we want to assume you're a real, live human. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. “I know dad would be chuffed with the turnout and the fuss everyone made over him,” Nick said. But that was before my time and for me, most importantly, he was my dad. DOP: Simon Chapman ACS 1st AC’s: Samuel Vines & Sian Bates On his final day on earth, Wright enjoyed Boxing Day in the late afternoon sunshine, in Moruya on the NSW south coast. Australian Story has recorded Stevie Wright's last public performance a special poignant encore in Scott McRae's stage show. Stevie Wright performing Evie (complete) live on the steps of Sydney Opera House for The Concert Of The Decade. your own Pins on Pinterest Through it all, heroin was the black dog Wright constantly wrestled with. Among his jobs, Wright worked as a factory hand and a clothing sales assistant. “It’s difficult to remove music from the time and place it was created, and in the mid-70s Australian youth culture was primal, malevolent and aggro. | Synopsis. Producers: Diane Haddon; David Maher; David Taylor & Christopher Lee Growing up with Wright for a father was not easy. Art Director: Nancy Dentice Confirm you're a human. ‘A great musical warrior has fallen’ – Sydney funeral for Steve Wright features performances of Hard Road and Evie by Tim Rogers and John Paul Young, Fri 8 Jan 2016 02.20 EST The music made him shake like it had him on a hook. It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. Those interviewed include Stevie Wright, Scott McRae, Gail Baxter former wife, Fay Walker longtime current partner and former Easybeats drummer Snowy Fleet. —Australian Story. “It was our bogan Motown,” Clarke said, and it was arguably responsible for a whole generation of Australian women called Evie. Stevie Wright became a superstar at the age of sixteen, with the iconic rock band The Easybeats the first Australian group to achieve chart success in the UK, US and Europe. Arthur McBain – George ‘Snowy’ Fleet Editor: Mark Perry He wanted to be where the good times were and there was little understanding of how to bring him back.”. But along with the exhilarating highs, he has experienced devastating lows which on several occasions could have been fatal. Wright’s son Nick stood to speak about unconditional love. St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney arranged extra seating on Friday morning, to accommodate hundreds of Easybeats fans who turned up to mourn the passing of Stevie Wright, one of Australia’s greatest frontmen. Those interviewed include Stevie Wright, Scott McRae, Gail Baxter former wife, Fay Walker longtime current partner and former Easybeats drummer Snowy Fleet. May 26, 2018 - This Pin was discovered by christie. “Stevie we’re all here for you – your hard road has ended. Still Photographer: Tony Mott Aileen Beale – Margaret Young Tim Rogers performs Stevie Wright’s Hard Road in front of his casket. “It turned out Stevie had an addictive personality. He died aged 68 after a bout of pneumonia, leaving behind his partner Fay Walker, his son, and two grandchildren. Available for everyone, funded by readers. But we need to be super sure you aren't a robot. There was no road map for the dangers of vulnerable people,” Clarke said. 2nd AC’s: AnneSophie Marion & Luis Lau. Photograph: Dean Lewins/AAP Among the sombre dark suits were splashes of rock and roll: a … As simple and as true as that.”, Wright’s legacy of songs – among them Easybeats hits I’ll Make You Happy, Good Times, Sorry and their No 1 song Friday On My Mind – outlived the “transient and fickle” fame he experienced. Synopsis “Fame and circumstance took him away from me and perhaps all of us too soon.”. Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Synopsis submission guide. “The fragility of that performance was especially moving. He “asked for no favours and was cut no slack,” one former employee told Clarke. Nathan Lovejoy – Tony McLaren, Director: Mathew Saville In 1964 when five young newly arrived immigrants met in a Sydney migrant hostel and formed a garage band, little did they know that they would take Australian rock’n’roll to the world. “With dad, it really had to be unconditional.” He continually drifted in and out of Nick’s life, but they had a bond made of “flesh and blood and spirit” – something not easily broken. Taglines It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. Production Company: Playmaker Media “Every kid dreams of their father being famous and his name written in lights, but I’d say be careful for what you wish for,” Nick said. One of the first to be employed was Larraine Shadforth, an English lady who was a Cordon Bleu trained chef, who was the wife of a friend of ours whom we met on Bilgola Beach just after their return from Canada and later onsite where she 'interviewed us.' | Last modified on Wed 31 May 2017 11.44 EDT. Be the first to contribute! Executive Producer: Kym Goldsworthy; Sally Riley We’ll never forget how your music shaped us, how your friendship illuminated us, sometimes challenged us. “He may be many things to other people: celebrity, rock legend, singer, songwriter; an icon that captured the spirit and energy of the 60s and 70s. At 16, Wright had already left school, moved out of home and was making music with the Easybeats. Christian Byers – Stevie Wright A few famous faces filed in; Tim Rogers was set to perform Hard Road, and John Paul Young to sing Evie (Part 2). In the jaws of addiction he “disappeared into the abyss for years on end”, Clarke said. Lorraine was not deterred by the size of the Kitchen or the meagre equipment and took over the reign very capably. All rights reserved. And on Bon, Stevie would whisper when no one important was around, ‘He copied off me’.”, Clarke said Wright lost more than a band when the Easybeats split after five tumultuous years: “He’d lost his family, and having coming back home with no money Stevie simply went out into the world.”. But inside there is another photo of another Wright, with wild black hair and troubled eyes. Performances became rare but important spots of brightness in the singer’s life. Gaffer: Steve ‘Peaches’ Daley Georgia Kelly – Maureen Fleet Mackenzie Fearnley – Harry Vanda Ashley Zuckerman – Ted Albert William Rush – George Young Megan Hind – Gail Baxter As a young man, he was “short, oozed confidence and discharged a casual air of rebellion”, Australian director Paul Clarke said. With his fist pumped and a jubilant grin, it is the portrait of an Australia era when youth, rebellion and optimism were like taps you couldn’t turn off. He was the lightning in the bottle that every band needed. Video and spoken tributes called him “brash and cocky”, “a cheeky little bugger”, and said that “a great musical warrior has fallen”. “When they appeared on TV or on stage Stevie had a charisma that captured you as a viewer, and as a listener. 2nd Unit DOP / MU Operator: Michael Steel Mourners were handed a memento: the 1965 Easybeats hit She’s So Fine in sheet form. Plot Keywords James Fraser Moir – George Young (Snr) Alex Williams – Mike Vaughn Some of that time was spent in the horrors of a disastrous deep sleep therapy program at Chelmsford private hospital, that a royal commission later found caused at least 24 deaths and countless other injuries.

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