A VIDEO IN­TER­VIEW BOB YATES

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Bob Yates, a pro­moter and man­ager with a long and suc­cess­ful as­so­ci­a­tion with the mu­sic in­dus­try, is au­thor of the warts-and-all book TheAn­gels.

It all be­gan in 1974. While re­cu­per­at­ing from an op­er­a­tion, Yates opened a folk club in a Bal­main church hall, which led to a gig pro­mot­ing small con­certs and big dances with Sky­hooks, Cap­tain Match­box Whoopee Band, Ra­dio Bird­man, Saints, Sports, Fer­rets and, well, The An­gels.

That was fol­lowed by him pro­mot­ing two of Syd­ney’s most pop­u­lar pubs in the ‘70s and ‘80s: the Civic and the Royal Antler.

Yates also man­aged chart-top­ping New Zealand band Mi-Sex and toured them through­out US with the likes of Iggy Pop and the Ra­mones, be­fore leav­ing the mu­sic in­dus­try to fo­cus on a crois­sant busi­ness in Syd­ney.

Bob has con­tin­ued an as­so­ci­a­tion with the in­dus­try by ar­rang­ing char­ity and ben­e­fit con­certs, and has been friends with The An­gels since the mid-’70s.

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