Its A Long Way- From ACCA DACCA to ZAPPA

The Photography of Philip Morris


The images in It’s A Long Way: from ACCA-DACCA to Zappa capture what many believe to be the Golden Age of Australian music, the years from 1969 to 1979.

As chief photographer for music magazine go-set, Philip Morris was in the best possible position to photograph the many stars of the day, including such local heroes as AC/DC, Billy Thorpe, the Angels and Johnny O Keefe, along with international visitors like the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Wings and T-Rex. And Philip was able to document these legendary performers from close range, with the type of all-areas access that is unheard of today.

It’s A Long Way: From Acca-Dacca to Zappa is a remarkable document of an era in music and popular culture that we’re likely never to witness again.