Angry Anderson is a contemporary Australian icon and unquestionably one of the best known and most recognised individuals of his generation.
Think of Angry Anderson and so many words and images spring to mind – an incurable romantic, passionate, intense, manic, anti-establishment, unpredictable, motivated, bald, charming and stubborn.
As rock historian Glenn A Baker has written: ‘Through the Years… Angry has shocked, rocked, amused and entertained us all.’
Growing up on the mean streets of Coburg in Melbourne, the young Angry (christened Gary) was obsessed by the music he heard on the radio. These were the years before rock ‘n’ roll and Angry would sit glued to the radio, soaking up the likes of Rosemary Clooney, Patsy Cline, Doris Day and Frank Sinatra.