IT may be some 40 plus years since the Aussie icon band Daddy Cool had the number one hit Eagle Rock, but the fame of guitarist and band member Ross Hannaford lives on.
Making a special appearance at this weekend’s Bonnie Doon Music and Buskers Festival, Hannaford will perform on Friday evening and again on Saturday.
Hannaford is often referred to by his nickname “Hanna” and is widely regarded as one of Australia’s finest rock guitarists and still enjoys playing for music lovers, busking his way through life in Melbourne’s CBD.
He is best known for his long collaboration with singer-songwriter Ross Wilson, which began as teenagers and with whom he formed the seminal early ‘70s Australian rock band “Daddy Cool”.
Music festival coordinator, Chris Wilson, last week said the appearances of Hannaford was a big coup for Bonnie Doon and many fans of Daddy Cool will no doubt want to ‘rock up’ to hear this legend play.
Although there are no promises of Daddy Cool numbers being played, Hannaford is still recognised in his own right as a wonderful guitarist and there is no doubt he will woo the audiences.