Additional information about this Angry Anderson vinyl art.
Angry Anderson – The Artist
Gary Stephen “Angry” Anderson AM (born 1947) is an Australian rock singer-songwriter, television presenter-reporter and actor. He has been the lead vocalist with the hard rock band Rose Tattoo since 1976. In the UK he is best known for the song ‘Suddenly’ which was used as the wedding theme for the central characters, Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell in the Australian soap ‘Neighbours’. On Australia Day 26 January 1993, Anderson was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his role as a youth advocate. According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, “over the course of a lengthy career, [the] gravel-throated vocalist … has gone from attention-grabbing, rock’n’roll bad boy to all-round Australian media star.”
Suddenly – The Song
Suddenly, is a ballad by Australian rock singer Angry Anderson from the album, Beats from a Single Drum. It was used as the wedding theme for the Neighbours episode in which the popular characters Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell married. Robinson was portrayed by Jason Donovan, while Mitchell’s character was portrayed by pop singer, Kylie Minogue, who had issued her debut single in July as a cover version of “Locomotion.” “Locomotion” was at number one on the Australian charts preventing “Suddenly” from reaching the top spot. Beats from a Single Drum had been planned as Anderson’s debut solo release, but had initially been billed as a Rose Tattoo album due to contractual obligations; however, after the success of “Suddenly”, it was re-released in 1988 as an Angry Anderson solo album. In November 1988, the single reached number three on the UK Singles Chart after the episode aired there.
Kylie And Jason – The Shape
This record has been modelled into popular characters Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell from the Australian soap ‘Neighbours’. Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera that was first broadcast on the Seven Network on 18 March 1985. Although successful in Melbourne, Neighbours underperformed in the Sydney market and struggled for months before Seven cancelled it. The show was immediately bought by rival network Ten. Ten began screening Neighbours on 20 January 1986, beginning where the previous series left off, and commencing with episode 171. Neighbours has since become the longest-running drama series in Australian television. The show’s storylines concern the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in Erinsborough, a fictional suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. The series primarily centres on the residents of Ramsay Street, a short cul-de-sac, and its neighbouring area, the Lassiters complex, which includes a bar, hotel, café, police station, lawyers’ office and park. Neighbours began with three families created by Watson – the Ramsays, the Robinsons and the Clarkes. The show is produced by Fremantle Australia and has been sold to over sixty countries around the world, making it one of Australia’s most successful media exports. Neighbours has been especially successful in the United Kingdom, where it was first screened on 27 October 1986 on BBC One, and achieved huge popularity among British audiences in the late 1980s and 1990s.
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