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The Rock-itt : May 2011
GOODBYE FISHO’S THE END OF AN ERA For as far back as I can remember, bands have lugged their gear up the back stairs of Fisho’s and set up on the old wooden stage where they plugged in, turned on, and belted out everything from Hard Rock, R&B, Pop, Heavy Metal, Blues and whatever else was the flavour of the month. But last month a deathly silence fell over an icon which is what was to music lovers in Sydney, what the Cavern was to music lovers of Liverpool, England in the great sixties music revolution. If you got a gig at the Fisho’s you were half-way there, according to the thousands of would be potential super stars of their era. But now with the famous old music landmark destined to be bulldozed for the erection of a new premises for one of our peninsula schools, I doubt if there will ever be another era like the one at Fisho’s which has now become just a page in the history book of the Northern Beaches music scene. There was certainly nothing glamorous about the old brick building but it did have a charismatic feel to it, mainly because of the countless numbers of young guns who dreamed of fame and fortune who passed through there leaving just a whisper of themselves as they did. Some of those dreamers did make it to the big time but for those who weren’t successful they can always boast that they played at the Fisho’s. I hope the closing of the Fisho’s doesn’t mean that alternative music groups will be left to wander the music wilderness for a stage to play on. I hope someone will create a new venue for it to start all over again. After all, there must be hundreds of ghosts of those musos who have passed over to the other side who come back just to hear the music played like it used to be played. With Pete Johnson THINKING ABOUT ADVERTISING YOUR BUSINESS, SPORTING OR MUSIC EVENT? Then there is no better way than taking out a colour advertisement in our Northern Beaches Rock-itt magazine. Our prices are the best around and we can design and do your artwork for you. We have been growing bigger and better with every issue and after 8 years of putting The Rock-itt onto Beaches’ streets, we have gained a reputation for undercharging and over delivering with our client’s advertisements. So why not become part of The Rock-itt and enjoy the ride as we continue to grow. You can bet your business will grow with us. Ring: 9975 1105 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org We are also an ONLINE magazine so you get maximum exposure. www.therockittmagazine.com.au Just type the web address into your browser and check us out. .......absolutely the best! With Pete Johnson THE ROCK-ITT REGULAR FEATURES Our Beaches at a Glance Pete Johnson Quick Glance Gig Guide Pete Johnson Local featured Bands Dave Tozer & Pete Johnson Underground & Around Mal Brayne Lizotte’s Live Review Ian Bird Big Screen Attractions Rebecca Sunnybrook Georgia’s DVD Reviews Georgia Hicks Hollywood Gossip Georgia Hicks Honey of the Month Anna Ritson Scott Williams Our Famous Mr Flynn Pete Johnson Road Runner Malcolm Hill Doggie Rescue Monica’s Team Manly Cricket Club Simon Lyon Ian Bird Our Diggers at War Simon Lyon North Side Equestrian Rachel Smith National Rugby League Paddy McClellan Manly Sea Eagles Paddy McClellan Manly United Football Malcolm Hill Surfing Our Beaches Ian Bird Check out our archives online: www.therockittmagazine.com.au