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The Fast Five - Stephen Cummings

Rising to fame as front man of ‘70s legends The Sports, Stephen Cummings has spent more than 40 years at the forefront of the Australian music scene.

Cummings will head to Darwin to celebrate his new album Prisoner of Love for his A Life is a Life tour.

Cummings answered The Fast Five for us.

What’s the first album you ever bought?  
As a chubby and baby-faced teenager, I went into town and got a copy of The Rolling Stones third British studio album and their fourth in the United States. I had heard it in a friend's big brother's room. We had to sneak into his room while he was at work and listened to his albums.

If you could see any artist or band – living or dead – this weekend, who would it be?
The Loved Ones or Elvis Presley

Whose posters did you have stuck to the wall as a teenager? 
I had The Beatles and The Kinks together with the early Band and Eric Burden up on my wall. 

I used to buy all the magazines and music papers. I was obsessed with The Loved Ones and The Easy Beats too. Now I have a big poster of Cat Power that I found half falling off a wall.

What song would you like played  at your funeral?
‘It makes No Difference’ by the Band and sung by Rick Danko, I think.

Finish this sentence. The thing people would be surprised to know about me…. is I have a largely unrecognised ability to create a good garden. My sense of stoicism has only increased due to events in the garden. A green thumb, I got one!

Stephen Cummings Sat 13 Apr | 7pm | Darwin Railway Club | $30 | $20 Conc |

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