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Prahran, the “Rock’n’Roll” Town

Saturday 6 October 2018 • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Trot, twirl and boogie your way into the PMI Victorian History Library for a presentation by Ian McFarlane, on the history of rock’n’roll in and around Prahran during the 1960s, 70s, 80s.

Prahran was a hot spot for rock’n’roll during the 60s, 70s and 80s with venues like the Station Hotel, the Garrison disco on High Street and Ormond Hall. Greville Street, Prahran is of course still home to Melbourne institution Greville Records (founded in 1978).

Hear about Australian bands of yesteryear and today from the Dingoes, Capt Matchbox Whoopee Band, Skyhooks and AC/DC to Nick Cave and You Am I.

Ian McFarlane is a noted Australian music journalist, music historian and author of the renowned publication Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop.

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This event is run as part of the 2018 Victorian Seniors Festival. For more information about events and activities, visit or pick up a free Victorian Seniors Festival program at any Coles store, local library, Council office or neighbourhood house. You can also call 1300 797 210 to have a program sent directly to you.


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Saturday 6 October 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Gold Coin Donation
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PMI Victorian History Library
39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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9510 3393


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