I remember going to the Melbourne Town Hall in the early seventies to watch the hottest act around at the time – Daddy Cool.
I was in the balcony and Daddy Cool had the whole place rockin’. People poured into the aisles, both upstairs and downstairs dancing away. It was fantastic.
Even staid old me jumped up and did what I thought were some pretty cool moves. It probably looked like a chicken running around with its head cut off. But that didn’t worry me. I kept dancing.
Then it happened.
At exactly midnight the power was turned off and the concert stopped dead. I felt like a cheated Cinderella.
What triggered this memory of nearly forty years ago?
Well, I had my lunch break today after making a million business calls and I decided to kick back and watch a Daddy Cool DVD.
Yes. I am not ashamed to admit it. I am a closeted Daddy Cool fan. There I have said it. I feel better now.
Watching the early TV spots of Daddy Cool brought back a lot of memories.
- FJ holdens
- Hot pants – no, I wasn’t wearing them, the girls did
- Long hair – a very distant memory for me
- Mickey Mouse T shirt
- Molly Meldrum without his slouch hat – sorry, had to mention him, he had his head in the video
I off to watch the dvd again.
While I’m away here’s Daddy Cool’s big hit ‘Eagle Rock’.