News travels very slowly enroute to domestic empire HQ so this could well be old news to most of you. Those like me however, who refuse to engage with most of the bullshit media outlets, may not have heard the sad news.
Legendary singer-songwriter and frontman of The Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, died in his sleep at his home in Brisbane on Saturday 6th May 2006 aged 48.
McLennan and Robert Forster formed the band while attending university in Brisbane during the Bjelke-Petersen days of the 1970s, when McLennan was arrested for participating in protests.
McLennan was raised by his mother on a cattle-station in Rockhampton in central Queensland. Recently the Australian Performing Rights Association voted his autobiographical song Cattle and Cane as one of the 10 greatest Australian songs of all time. McLennan also won an ARIA award for Best Contemporary Album last year for the band’s most recent offering, Oceans Apart.
He is survived by his mother, sister, brother and girlfriend Emma.