Beginning in Adelaide in 1973, it wasn't until 1975 that Cold Chisel consolidated into its definitive line-up: Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Steve Prestwich, Phil Small and Don Walker.
Cold Chisel moved to Sydney via Melbourne in 1976. Impassioned hard rock covers got the band gigs while Don Walker developed original songs. He zeroed in on the hopes, fears, anger and alienation, as well as the humour, of the working and student under-classes. Appreciative Cold Chisel armies formed. They followed the band from venue to venue, appearing just before Cold Chisel played and leaving directly afterwards. In late 1977, WEA (now Warner Music) signed the band to a modest contract, just in case there was a hit record somewhere in the mayhem.
Fast forward to 2018, Cold Chisel return to set fire to the Adelaide 500 trackside for the second time. With accumulated album sales of almost 7 million and an unquenchable demand for tickets whenever they tour, the Australian public continues to reaffirm its deep connection with the inimitable Cold Chisel.
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The 2018 Adelaide 500 is our 20th anniversary and it’s going to be a ground-breaking motorsport spectacular, so packed with action, entertainment and unforgettable moments that it will have fans raving for the next 20 years!