Peter Starkie, a founding member of Australian rock band Skyhooks, has died at 72 after falling from a ladder.
His brother Bob, who was additionally a member of the group, confirmed the information on Wednesday, describing it as a tragedy and remembering the massive brother he appeared as much as.”He was nonetheless enjoying guitar, he was nonetheless excellent,” Bob wrote on Fb. “Peter realized to play guitar whereas we had been dwelling in England, which was when The Beatles and The Rolling Stones had been simply beginning, so by time we received again to Australia he was sort of a bit forward of his time.”
Music promoter Michael Gudinski, who signed Skyhooks to his Mushroom Data label within the early 1970s, remembered Starkie for the impression he had on the music scene in Melbourne on the time
“He was truly a greater guitar participant than each [Skyhooks member] Pink [Symons] and Bob,” Gudinski mentioned. “He was a really key determine within the Melbourne music scene round that point and it’s simply very unhappy.”