Skyhooks were an Australian rock band of the 1970s, sometimes classified as a glam rock band, although this is mainly the result of the band's flamboyant costumes and make-up.
After initially only charting in Melbourne upon its release in September 1974, their first album, Living in the Seventies, went on to spent 16 weeks at the top of the Australian national charts from February to June 1975. It became the best selling Australian album ever up to that time with 240,000 copies sold in Australia. A single lifted from the album Living in the Seventies, "Horror Movie", made number one in the Australian singles chart for 2 weeks in March 1975. The follow-up album Ego is not a Dirty Word, came a close second at 180,000 copies, and 11 weeks at the top of the Australian album chart from July 1975. The band's success was also widely credited with saving the struggling Mushroom record label and enabling it to develop into the most successful independent Australian label of its time.
RIP the great Graham "Shirley" Strachan.
Living In The 70s
Horror Movie (Live)
All My Friends Are Getting Married
Women In Uniform