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Rocking Pedigree

Rocking Pedigree

Who: Cheezcake
Where: SJ's on Beaumont
When: Thursday September 16, 1999

ROCK and roll is all in the family of Queensland drummer DAVE AMPHLETT, performing tomorrow night in Newcastle.

Playing in CHEEZECAKE at SJ's Hotel, Amphlett's aunt is better known as LITTLE PATTIE, who had a hit in the 1960s and a long-running career on BANDSTAND until the 1970s.

Her song, HE'S MY BLOND-HEADED, STOMPIE WOMPIE, REAL GONE SURFER BOY, was the subject for a series of stamps issued by AUSTRALIA POST last year.

Amphlett's other musical relation, CHRISSIE AMPHLETT, was the lead singer of THE DIVINYLS, whose career began in the early 1980s and has continued in the 1990s, including a United States number one hit I TOUCH MYSELF. Young Dave's four-piece 'hard core funk' band, has received national air play on the TRIPLE J OZ MUSIC SHOW and THREE HOURS OF POWER with COSTA ZOULIOU.

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