Author(s): Craig Horne; Ross Wilson (Foreword by)
Music, Film, Television
Daddy Cool was a phenomenon; they were without doubt, the biggest and most popular band Australia ever produced, up until the early 1970's at least. Their rise was meteoric; they came out of nowhere and appeared on our stages in a blizzard of shaggy hair, over-sized suits, fox tails, helicopter hats and good-vibes. Everybody loved those four good-rockin daddies, they were on the front pages of very newspaper in the country, they were the pin-up boys of the music press, television couldn't get enough and - throughout 1971 and early 1972 - radio played DC songs like Eagle Rock, Come Back Again and Hi Honey Ho! non-stop. Daddy Cool were everywhere, playing gigs, flying to America, adding members, losing members; they were top of the charts and selling unprecedented numbers of both albums and singles - for eighteen months Daddy Cool could do no wrong. Then the disenchantment set in. Daddy Who? Is a hilarious insider's view of the rise and inevitable fall of this much loved Australian band.