BEAT GOES ON AS HOTA ROCKS OUT

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS - BRI­ANNA MORRIS-GRANT

POSTERS, ticket stubs and even in­stru­ments have been dug out of Gold Coast garages and put on dis­play for HOTA’s new clas­sic rock ex­hibit.

Let There Be Rock! cel­e­brates all things rock and roll and will fea­ture dozens of items of mem­o­ra­bilia, live mu­sic per­for­mances and Q&As with those who lived through the Gold Coast’s mu­sic hey­day.

Mu­sic afi­cionado and Gold Coast Mu­sic Awards di­rec­tor Sa­man­tha Morris said the ex­hi­bi­tion was a chance to dis­cover what made the city’s mu­sic scene so great.

“It’s a cel­e­bra­tion of three decades of live mu­sic on the Gold Coast – the 70s, 80s and 90s,” she said.

“If you think of the artists who were around at the time, we’re talk­ing about some of Aus­tralia’s most suc­cess­ful rock bands such as INXS and The An­gels.

“A lot of peo­ple ... re­mem­ber venues like The Play­room or The Patch and how mas­sive live mu­sic was in the city.” Let There Be Rock! opens tonight and con­tin­ues un­til Fe­bru­ary.

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