Stevie Wright, who fronted rock outfit The Easybeats in the 1960s and is widely regarded as Australia's first international pop star, has died at the age of 68.
The ARIA hall of famer became ill on Boxing Day and was taken to Moruya Hospital on the New South Wales south coast, where he died on Sunday night with his son Nick by his side.
Rock historian Glenn A Baker said Wright was a dynamo on stage.
"Stevie would hurl himself off stage he would catapult, he would somersault, it was an extraordinary thing to witness, he gave everything," he said.
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