A virtual whos who of Australian rock n roll came to the city to play at the Newcastle Earthquake Relief Concert in February 1990, a year after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the city.
Until the deadly tremor struck, the morning of December 28, 1989, was described as a typical day in Newcastle. But by 10.27am, the world turned in a pivotal moment in the citys history.
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Held at the International Sports Centre, now Hunter Stadium, less than two months after the earthquake devastated the city, the benefit attracted more than 42,000 people and raised $900,000 for the Lord Mayors Earthquake Relief Appeal.
At the time it was labelled the biggest and most impressive Australian rock concert ever staged and was seen as a reflection of the remarkable esteem in which Newcastle was held in rock n roll circles.