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The Angels are an Australian rock band that formed in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1974. The band later relocated to Sydney and enjoyed huge local success, clocking up hit singles across four decades, including "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again", "Take a Long Line", "Marseilles", "Shadow Boxer", "No Secrets", "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place", "Let The Night Roll On", and "Dogs Are Talking".

The Angels were cited by Guns N' Roses and a number of Seattle grunge bands, including Pearl Jam and Nirvana, as having influenced their music. In the international market, to avoid legal problems with the Casablanca Records' act Angel, their records were released under the names Angel City and later The Angels from Angel City.

After spending most of the 2000s apart, in April 2008, the original 1970s line-up of The Angels reformed for a series of tours.

In January 2013 it was announced that lead singer Doc Neeson had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and would undergo immediate treatment.

It was also revealed that bassist Chris Bailey (1950–2013) had been battling an aggressive cancer. Bailey died on 4 April 2013; a benefit concert was held at Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide on 17 April.

On 4 June 2014 lead singer Doc Neeson died of brain cancer. He was 67.

Line-ups[]

1974-1976 1976-1977 1977-1981 1981-1982
  • John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Rick Brewster - lead guitar, vocals
  • Charlie King - drums
  • Doc Neeson - bass, vocals
  • John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Rick Brewster - lead guitar, vocals
  • Doc Neeson - bass, vocals
  • Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup - drums, vocals
  • John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Rick Brewster - lead guitar, vocals
  • Doc Neeson - lead vocals
  • Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup - drums, vocals
  • Chris Bailey - bass
  • John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Rick Brewster - lead guitar, vocals
  • Doc Neeson - lead vocals
  • Chris Bailey - bass, vocals
  • Brent Eccles - drums
1982-1985 1985-1989 1989-1992 1992-2000
  • John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Rick Brewster - lead guitar, vocals
  • Doc Neeson - lead vocals
  • Brent Eccles - drums
  • Jim Hilbun - bass, vocals, saxophone, keyboards
  • Rick Brewster - lead & rhythm guitars, vocals
  • Doc Neeson - lead vocals
  • Brent Eccles - drums
  • Jim Hilbun - bass, vocals, saxophone, keyboards
  • Bob Spencer - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Rick Brewster - lead & rhythm guitars, vocals
  • Doc Neeson - lead vocals
  • Brent Eccles - drums
  • Bob Spencer - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
  • James Morley - bass, vocals
  • Rick Brewster - lead guitar, vocals
  • Doc Neeson - lead vocals
  • Brent Eccles - drums
  • John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Jim Hilbun - bass, vocals, saxophone, keyboards
2000-2001 2001

(Members of The Angels)

2001 2001-2006

(The Original Angels Band)

Disbanded
  • Rick Brewster - lead guitar, vocals
  • Brent Eccles - drums
  • John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Jim Hilbun - vocals
  • Chris Bailey - bass, vocals
  • Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup - drums, vocals
Disbanded
  • Rick Brewster - lead guitar, vocals
  • John Brewster - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
  • Chris Bailey - bass, vocals
  • Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup - drums, vocals
2006-2008 2008-2011 2011–2012

(The Angels with Dave Gleeson)

2013–

(The Angels with Dave Gleeson)

Disbanded
  • Rick Brewster - lead guitar, vocals
  • John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Chris Bailey - bass
  • Graham "Buzz" Bidstrup - drums, vocals
  • Doc Neeson - lead vocals
  • Rick Brewster - lead guitar, vocals
  • John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Chris Bailey - bass
  • Dave Gleeson - lead vocals
  • Nick Norton - drums, vocals
  • Rick Brewster - lead guitar, vocals
  • John Brewster - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Dave Gleeson - lead vocals
  • Nick Norton - drums, vocals
  • Sam Brewster - bass
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