Angry Anderson

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Legal name: Gary Stephen Anderson

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Gary Stephen "Angry" Anderson AM (born 5 August 1947) is an Australian rock singer-songwriter, television presenter-reporter, actor, and political activist. He has been the lead vocalist with the hard rock band Rose Tattoo since 1976 but is also recognised for his acting roles and charity work. Rose Tattoo's most popular single on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart was "Bad Boy for Love" from 1977, which peaked at No. 19. In 1987, his uncharacteristic ballad, "Suddenly", reached number two in Australia after it was used as a wedding theme for an episode of the popular TV soap opera, Neighbours. In November 1988 it peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart after the episode was aired there. On Australia Day (26 January) 1993, Anderson was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his role as a youth advocate. According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane, "over the course of a lengthy career, [the] gravel-throated vocalist ... has gone from attention-grabbing, rock'n'roll bad boy to all-round Australian media star." On 16 August 2006, Rose Tattoo were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame. In 2011, Anderson was a vocal opponent of carbon tax legislation proposed by the federal government led by the Australian Labor Party and announced that he had joined the National Party. In 2012, Anderson appeared in the SBS doco-reality show Go Back To Where You Came From.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1986 Beats From a Single Drum 1
1990 Blood From Stone 1

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