Graeme Strachan (Rock Singer) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Graeme Ronald Strachan, professionally billed and known as “Shirley” Strachan or Shirl, was an Australian singer, songwriter, radio and television presenter, and carpenter. He was the lead singer of the rock group Skyhooks. While still a member of Skyhooks he had solo singles, which charted on the Kent Music Report, with a cover recording of Brenda Holloway’s “Every Little Bit Hurts” and a remake of The Miracles “Tracks of My Tears”. After leaving Skyhooks in July 1978 he concentrated on his solo career. He was the host of children’s TV program Shirl’s Neighbourhood, From 1993 he appeared on home renovation TV program, Our House, as a carpenter and co-host. At the ARIA Music Awards of 1993, Skyhooks were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. Strachan died in August 2001 in a self-piloted helicopter accident.

Birth name: Graeme Ronald Strachan
Born: January 2, 1952, Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Died: August 29, 2001, Mount Archer, Queensland, Australia
Genres: Rock and roll, progressive rock, pop, glam rock
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, television presenter, radio presenter, carpenter
Instruments: Vocals, tambourine
Years active: 1971–2001
Labels: Mushroom/Festival
Associated acts: Frame, Skyhooks, The Party Boys
IMDb: Graeme Strachan’s IMDb

About Graeme Strachan

Australian rock singer who gained fame while a member of the group Skyhooks in the 1970s.

Before Fame

He grew up in Melbourne, Australia.


He had the nickname Shirley because his long blonde curly hair was similar to that of Shirley Temple‘s.

Family Life

He married Sue Strachan. He died in a helicopter crash in 2001.


Strachan and lead vocalist from AC/DC Brian Johnson were both Australian rock musicians.

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