The South Australian city of Adelaide (known as "the city of churches") is said that to have more live music venues per capita than any other capital city in the southern hemisphere. Lonely Planet labelled Adelaide ""Australia's live music city"".
Nowhere else in the world was the hysteria and euphoria created by The Beatles more frenzied than in Adelaide, where an estimated 300,000 people turned out to welcome them on their arrival on June 12, 1964.
In the wake of the Fab Four's visit, the city experienced an explosion of creativity. The Penny Rockets, the Twilights, Zoot, The Vibrants, Masters Apprentices and Bev Harrell soon emerged to become some of Australia's biggest pop stars during the second half of the decade.
Rockin' the City of Churches tells the story of the rich music scene in Adelaide in the 1960s and of all those famous (and infamous) acts who managed to leave behind at least one precious piece of black vinyl.
Rockin' the City of Churches: A History of Recorded Pop Music in Adelaide in the 1960s