A self confessed music addict, James saw his first live concert as a 10 year
old courtesy of his older sister who took him to see King of Pop Normie
Rowe. The hysteria, screaming girls and the raw rock’n’roll made him an
instant fan – he was hooked and still is.
A collector of all things rock’n’roll, he has for over 30 years assembled
what is believed to be the most important collection of Australian rock
posters in the world. In 2015, James wrote and published his first book
Rockin Australia and is currently working on a number of different music
book projects. He also oversees the development and design of all
publications by Starman Books.
James is a passionate supporter of Australian music and committed to
ensuring its history is preserved and fully documented for future
ROCKIN AUSTRALIA – Concert Posters 1957-2007
A mind-tripping visual history of Australian concert posters. Contained in a custom designed slipcase this 3 Volume box set features 2252 full-colour posters across 1200 pages of rock’n’roll memories. A Rock n Roll Poster book that will probably not be repeated.
Spanning 50 years, these three books are the definitive word on Australian poster art. Included are classic Aussie acts, legendary overseas bands (and those not so well known), indie bands and much more. Artists like Johnny O’Keefe, Billy Thorpe, Easybeats, Masters Apprentices, Daddy Cool, Skyhooks, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, T Rex, Alice Cooper, Frank Zappa, Queen, AC/DC, Cold Chisel, Midnight Oil, Clash, Kiss, Beasts of Bourbon, Scientists, Nirvana, Metallica and literally 1000’s more. A Rock Poster Book not to be missed.