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Alistair Hulett, 1951-2010

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that I must convey the news of Alistair Hulett's passing.

Alistair Hulett died at the Southern General Hospital in Glasgow on Thursday evening, 28 January 2010 (or approximately 5:30am on Friday morning, 29 January 2010 Sydney time).

Alistair's partner Fatima thanks all those who wrote in with messages of support in the past week since news of Alistair's illness became public. The response was overwhelming, and shows just how many people cared about Alistair and his music.

Alistair, a truly great singer, songwriter, activist and socialist, will be greatly missed by us all.


Welcome to the Roaring Jack Archives, where we pay tribute to one of the best bands from Sydney, Australia in the late 1980s. Roaring Jack played all over Australia from 1985 to 1992 and developed a huge cult following. They’ve left behind some great recordings, a reputation for brilliant live shows and some very committed fans from all over the world.

This site began as a freebie on Angelfire in March 2002, and generated over 6000 hits. Welcome to the new version. Stay a while and check out all the memorabilia. Enjoy!

This site aims eventually to be a repository of Roaring Jack knowledge. There's a discography(in progress), an archive of RJ set lists, song information, flyers, photos and articles. We are looking for your stories too, so feel free to contribute your own memories of favourite shows, and memorable moments.

Visit our Purchase page to find out about ordering Roaring Jack and post-Roaring Jack CDs.

We also have a reviews page, where we review recordings by related and similar artists. You're welcome to submit reviews for this page. And to all bands who play some unique hybrid of Celtic folk, rock and punk - please send us stuff to review!

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Andy Carr (Honorary Archivist).
Last updated 12th December 2011

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