Australian “Rock n Roll”: part I

07 Aug 2018  Tue

Music soothes our souls. It’s hard to find a person who doesn’t like music. To commemorate and celebrate music and famous bands and songs, Australia has issued stamps. From the hard rock to the pure pop, ten hit songs of Rock Australia! All songs featured on these commemorative stamps from 2011 were great hits that found their way into the hearts of the music-lovers and philatelists too!

Let’s see a few of these set of 10 stamps:

Khe Sanh (1978): ‘Khe Sanh’ song performed by Cold Chisel is one of the most popular songs ever to be recorded. This song which is seen to resonate with the Australian culture adorns a 45c stamp which depicts the post-war drifts of a returning veteran.

Down Under (1981): An Australian Rock band, Men at Work was best known for their hit ‘Down Under’ or the ‘Land Down Under’. As the term “down under” suggests ‘Australia’ in a slang language, this song is a popular and patriotic song in Australia! This funky 45c stamp depicts a car on bread at the beach, weird aye?

Power & the Passion (1983): Out Spoken Politics and hard rock is the ticket to international success for the Midnight Oil, an Australian Rock band. The song ‘Power and the Passion’ which has a special place in Australian Rock history is represented on this 45c commemorative stamp.

Stay tuned for more!

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