Harry Vanda and George Young put Friday on our minds, triggered Easyfever with the Easybeats, and harnessed the raw energy and power of Aussie pub rock to make superstars of AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, and the Angels. The day Vanda and Young met at Sydney's Villawood Migrant Hostel has been called the most significant moment in Australian music history. What followed, as members of the Easybeats, producers and mentors for George's brothers' band AC/DC, and songwriters of a diverse range of hits from `Friday on My Mind', `She's So Fine', `Yesterday's Hero' and `Love is in the Air', has provided the soundtrack to the last 50 years. Featuring revelatory interviews with Vanda and Young and members AC/DC and the other chart-topping acts they worked with, this is the inspirational story of Australia's top songwriters, producers and starmakers.
John Tait is a writer and the owner of Essendon 2nd Hand, a secondhand record and book shop in Melbourne, Australia.