Thursday, November 11, 2010


Sharpies were a unique street subculture in Australian cities from the late 60's to early 70's. Essentially the bridge between skinheads and the bootboy faction of glam (a la Slade), the Oz twist of what we called Suedeheads in the UK.

This film is one of the great documents of the time, shot at Melbourne Showground circa 1974 by Sharpie Greg Macainsh.

Looking at this early pic of AC/DC from around '74 by Philip Morris - himself a touch sharp, he just picked up his camera aged 15 and began to capture the 60's rock'n'roll scene he loved - you just know that a couple of years earlier they were the people in this movie.


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