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The Glory Days Of RAM Magazine: A Q&A with Anthony O'Grady

Dave Laing (Australia), I Like Your Old Stuff, 20 July 2016

ONE OF THE most influential figures on the Australian rock scene of the late '70s and early '80s – and the man who wrote liner notes for the recent The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock Vol.1 4CD set – was rock journo Anthony O'Grady. In 1975, AO'G was the founding editor of RAM (Rock Australia Magazine), a fantastic fortnightly national rock paper that, more than any other publication (Melbourne's Juke admittedly covered Melbourne better, but that was its focus), tapped into the zeitgeist of the local and international rock scene of the day, as it was both locally and internationally.

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