Some more snaps and newspaper clippings of Armageddon roughly in chronological order.

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Toronto High School "Social" 1969
At that time Armageddon were "Gully Erosion" - a name thought up by Peteís schoolmate Fod, who mustíve paid a little attention in geography. Probably their 2nd or 3rd gig.

Les on drums. Note the Johnsonís Wax tin on a concrete block for drum seat.

Pete, John and Paul.
John Greenhalgh (background) was original lead guitarist until career commitments took over.

Another Toronto High School "Social" late 1969? or early 1970?
A much groovier look has emerged.

The band pose a first publicity shot

The drummer does Cleopatra on the piano

Some shots away from the band

Pete surfing at "Catho"

Les as "Lift Engineer" testing the panel for the new elevator in the Eagle Star building

Hoadleys Battle of the Sounds 1971
Newcastle and Zone winners - Instant rock stars

For the paper - 2KO winners with medals

The winning performance

The speech

The medals

Newcastle Morning Herald Article - July 27, 1971
The main article details how Armageddon will head to the Sydney State Final and the bus trip for supporters.
At left is a review of the "Electric Circus" event at the Hunter Theatre the evening after the Zone final

Later 1971

Ads for the 1971 Mattara Concert in Civic Park.

Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs support at Newcastle Town Hall with Gary Wilson sitting in on bongos.

Steve Cowley joins
Mawson Hotel (Caves Beach) - Late 1971

Battle winners 2nd year in a row
Elation and deflation

Newcastle Herald Article congratulates winners of the local heat for the 2nd year in a row.

Newcastle Herald Article showing the lineup for the Zone Final the following week (that's Northern NSW).
Armageddon didn't win this one. The PA had a problem during their performance and the judges didn't hear them. They had to re-record the songs after the show "for the radio".
Interestingly, Bogislav, the winners from Grafton, contained a young Don Walker, destined for Cold Chisel.
I think Mata Hari came 2nd.

Mayfield YMCA Dance - Late 1972

Newcastle Morning Herald review of Gary Glitter concert with Armageddon support - 1973

Newcastle Morning Herald article - 1974


The elusive contract. Check out new band Daniel and the gig guide!

Greg Dawson joins

Newcastle Morning Herald article - 1974

Promo Photo - Late 1974

NBN Garden City concert - 1974


Supporting Rabbit on NBN


Steve Cowley on the SG offers a lesson in technique

Paul in AC/DC

Les poses an opinion - 1975

Got any photos, film or audio from that era?

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