Robert Forster
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1957-06-29
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Robert Forster

Robert Forster Biography (Wikipedia)

Robert Derwent Garth Forster (born 29 June 1957) is an Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist and music critic. In December 1977 he co-founded an indie rock group, The Go-Betweens, with fellow musician, Grant McLennan. In 1980 Lindy Morrison joined the group on drums and backing vocals and by 1981 Forster and Morrison were also lovers. In 1988, "Streets of Your Town", co-written by McLennan and Forster, became the band's biggest chart hit in both Australia and the United Kingdom. The follow-up single, "Was There Anything I Could Do?", was a No. 16 hit on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in the United States. In December 1989, after recording six albums, The Go-Betweens disbanded. Forster and Morrison had separated as a couple earlier and Forster began his solo music career from 1990.

Forster's solo studio albums are Danger in the Past (1990), Calling from a Country Phone (1993), I Had a New York Girlfriend (1995), Warm Nights (1996), The Evangelist (2008) and Songs To Play (2015). Allmusic's Stewart Mason described him, as having "a knack for crafty pop songs along with the brooding ballads he contributed to the Go-Betweens' albums, and his solo career has shown a healthy mix of the two styles". From 2000 to 2006, The Go-Betweens reformed and issued three more studio albums before Grant McLennan died on 6 May 2006, of a heart attack. In May 2001 "Cattle and Cane", from The Go-Between's Before Hollywood (1983) was selected by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time. In 2008, 16 Lovers Lane (1988) was highlighted on Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) TV's The Great Australian Albums series as a classic example of 1980s rock music. Forster began writing as a music critic in 2005 for national current affairs magazine The Monthly and a columnist for its sister publication The Saturday Paper in 2014. For his debut solo album, Danger in the Past, Forster was backed on vocals by Karin Bäumler of German

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No Fame
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No Fame
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Remain (6 Music Session, 13th May 2019)
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Remain (6 Music Session, 13th May 2019)
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One Bird In The Sky (6 Music Session, 13 May 2019)
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One Bird In The Sky (6 Music Session, 13 May 2019)
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The Morning (6 Music Session, 13 May 2019)
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The Morning (6 Music Session, 13 May 2019)
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Inferno (Brisbane Summer) (6 Music Session, 13 May 2019)
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Inferno (Brisbane Summer) (6 Music Session, 13 May 2019)
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Remain
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Remain
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Inferno
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Inferno
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Learn To Burn
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Learn To Burn
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The Morning
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The Morning
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Inferno (Brisbane In Summer)
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Inferno (Brisbane In Summer)
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Crazy Jane On The Day Of Judgement
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Crazy Jane On The Day Of Judgement
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I'll Look After You
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I'll Look After You
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Life Has Turned A Page
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Life Has Turned A Page
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Surfing Magazine (6 Music Session, 23 Sep 2008)
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Surfing Magazine (6 Music Session, 23 Sep 2008)
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Demon Days
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Demon Days
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Danger In The Past
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Danger In The Past
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I've Been Looking For Somebody
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I've Been Looking For Somebody
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I Love Myself & I Always Have
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I Love Myself & I Always Have
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Learn To Burn (Marc Riley Session 11-09-2017)
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Learn To Burn (Marc Riley Session 11-09-2017)
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Turn On The Rain
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Turn On The Rain
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Let Me Imagine You (6 Music Session, 30 May 2016)
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Let Me Imagine You (6 Music Session, 30 May 2016)
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Love Is Where It Is
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Love Is Where It Is
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Rock 'N' Roll Friend
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Rock 'N' Roll Friend
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The Speed Of The Sound Of Lonliness
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The Speed Of The Sound Of Lonliness
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Born To A Family (6Music Session 300516)
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Born To A Family (6Music Session 300516)
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Surfing Magazines
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Surfing Magazines
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Let Me Imagine You
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Let Me Imagine You
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