Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Cyclone Tracy was a tropical cyclone that devastated the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, 1974. It is the most compact hurricane or equivalent strength tropical cyclone on record in the Australian basin, with gale-force winds extending only 48 kilometres. Tracy killed 71 people, caused $837 million in damage and destroyed more than 70 percent of Darwin's buildings, including 80 percent of houses. Tracy left homeless more than 20,000 out of the 49,000 inhabitants of the city. A benefit concert at the Sydney Opera House in January 1975 raises $75,000 for victims of the Cyclone Tracy disaster. Under the musical direction of Tommy Tycho and performances by Brian Cadd & The Bootleg Family, Don Lane, William Shakespeare, Rolf Harris, Mary Jane Boyd, Colleen Hewitt, Barry Crocker, Paul Hogan and Winifred Atwell to name a few. Released by RCA M7 and Festival Records and produced by Roger Woodward, Robert Gunn. Here to download is the 1975 double album "Concert For Darwin" (SMX-44978) live at the Sydney Opera House.
Posted by OZZIE MUSIC MAN at 20:36