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"Skyhooks" was an Australian rock band of the 1970s, sometimes classified as a glam rock band, although this is mainly the result of the band's flamboyant costumes and makeup. thumb|200px|right|Skyhooks at the Nambassa 3 day Music & Alternatives festival, New Zealand 1978. Photographer Jeff O'donnell.

The 'classic' lineup of the band was:

*Graham "Shirley" Strachan (vocals),

*Red Symons (guitar, vocals),

*Bob "Bongo" Starkie (guitar, vocals)

*Greg Macainsh (bass, vocals)

*Imants "Freddie" Strauks (drums, vocals), aka "Freddie Kaboodleschnitzer"

Other musicians included

* Original Lead Singer- Steve Hill. (Deceased in 2005)

* Original Guitarist- Peter Inglis

* Original Guitarist- Peter Starkie

* Replacement Singer ( Post Strachan )- Tony Williams

* Replacement Guitarist ( Post Symons )- Bob Spencer

The band shocked conservative middle Australia with their outrageous (for the time) costumes, lyrics, and on-stage activities, leading to seven of the ten tracks on their first album being banned from commercial radio. Much of the group's success derived from its distinctive repertoire, most of which was penned by bassist Macainsh.

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