Colin Burgess (musician)

Colin Burgess (musician)
Colin Burgess
Born 16 November 1946 (1946-11-16) (age 64)
Origin Australia
Genres Rock
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums
Years active 1968 - current
Associated acts AC/DC
The Masters Apprentices
His Majesty
Good Time Charlie
The Burgess Brothers Band

Colin Burgess (born 16 November 1946) is an Australian musician who was the first drummer in The Masters Apprentices from 1968–72 and was the original drummer with the rock band AC/DC.

Burgess was recruited at the time of AC/DC's formation in 1973, joining Malcolm Young (rhythm guitar), Angus Young (lead guitar), Dave Evans (lead vocals) and Larry Van Kriedt (bass).

Burgess was sacked in February 1974 for being drunk on stage; he later claimed that someone had spiked his drink. He was replaced by a succession of drummers before a more stable solution was found in Phil Rudd. When Rudd injured his hand in a fight in Melbourne in September 1975, Burgess was recalled to replace him for a few weeks.

In 1998 Burgess was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame along with his cohorts from the Masters Apprentices. He partnered up with his brother Denny in the late 1970s-early 1980s in the rock pop outfit His Majesty which transformed into the band Good Time Charlie with a new lead guitarist in John Botica who replaced the band's former guitarist Dai Pritchard (Billy Thorpe, Rose Tattoo). Good Time Charlie toured throughout Southeast Asia and recorded an album titled Adults Only which was produced by John Robinson formerly of Australian band Blackfeather.

One recent account has both Colin and brother Denny have been performing and recording under the moniker "The Burgess Brothers Band".

References

  • "Two Sides To Every Glory", Paul Stenning, 2005
  • "Metal Hammer & Classic Rock present AC/DC", Metal Hammer magazine special, 2005



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