Graeme ‘Shirley’ Strachan: Age 49 | Cause Of Death: AIRPLANE CRASH/ HELICOPTER


(Born: Malvern Australia 2/1/52; Died August 29, 2001)

Australian rock legend Shirley Strachan, front man for Skyhooks has died in a helicopter accident. Graeme ‘Shirley’ Strachan was piloting the helicopter near Kilroy, northwest of Brisbane when the helicopter crashed into Mount Alexander at around 4pm this afternoon. The Australian music community is both saddened and shocked with the news of one of the country’s great larrikans. Skyhooks earned their place in Australian rock history, releasing their debut album Living In The 70’s in 1974 and immediately having 6 of the 10 tracks banned from Australian commercial radio. It sold 4x platinum, unheard of in its day… ~bby Paul Cashmere