Former guitarist of Rose Tattoo and Chain, John Meyer has died. The Perth guitarist had been inducted into the WA Music Trade’s Corridor Of Fame, had received awards for his writing and manufacturing, and performed in iconic Aussie bands: Rose Tattoo, Chain, Saracen, and Swanee.
John Meyer handed away in his hometown of Perth this week. We obtained information by way of the Rose Tattoo Fb web page, the place they shared the information together with a little bit of a bio, detailing all the nice issues Meyer had accomplished.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart we share the information of John Meyer’s passing. Relaxation In Peace,” the Rose Tattoo assertion started.
It was after relocating to Sydney in 1981 that Meyer joined Rose Tattoo. The band shared a number of quotes from Meyer on the start of his time with them.
“Offended Anderson and I had met a number of years beforehand after I performed the legendary Bondi Lifesaver in Sydney. Offended was the superstar DJ that night time and after our efficiency we obtained a bottle of Jack Daniels backstage together with a message, ‘nice gig regards Offended’,” he stated.
“A few years later I obtained a name from Offended whereas he was touring the together with ZZ High and Aerosmith and he requested “do you’ve gotten a passport?” Robin Riley, a buddy and a terrific participant had simply left the band.
“I used to be reluctant because of the circumstances and I used to be already working with Jimmy Barnes’s brother John Swan and his band Swanee.”
“I used to be actually having fun with working with these guys however quickly after, I met with Offended and Robbie Williams, his supervisor, and entered a never-to-be-forgotten interval of my musical journey.”
He co-wrote a bunch of songs with Offended Anderson over the following couple of years and appeared on Southern Stars and Beats of a Single Drum.
Meyer then moved onto blues band, Chain.
“I had been a fan of Chain since day one and common guitarist Phil Manning was in poor health so Matt Taylor gave me a name, I had simply left Rose Tattoo and was a little bit undecided about it at first, however as soon as we began the primary tour I beloved the chance to play Blues, though it took some time to play a extra subdued type after years of heavy rock,” he stated.
By 1992, Meyer had determined to report his personal instrumental album, which scored him West Australian music business’s Excellent Album of the 12 months Award.
Then he was awarded Guitarist of the 12 months and in ’93 obtained an award from the West Australian Music Trade Affiliation for his “Excellent Creative Contribution to the State by Achievement within the Arts.”
He was inducted into WA’s Music Trade Corridor of Fame in 2003.
You may learn Rose Tattoo’s full assertion under and have a take heed to ‘Southern Stars’.