The music was a big part of the sharpies life style, the music and their unique dance style was almost like tribal.
The Coloured Balls live at Sunbury 1973 - rare Sharpie footage
Check out 2 thirds into the clip a bunch SHARPS in action having a bit of SCUFF and a shuffle to the music.
Daddy Cool at the Meyer Music Bowl 1975
Sharpie Chicks doing what they did best in the aisles of the bowl
Countdown 1975 Intro
This is the image and sound that, as kids, on Sundays, we were drawn to. Countdown was on the ABC and featured a majority of local bands throughout Australia, along with overseas acts. When Countdown began, it was like everything stopped; everyone watched the show.
Coloured Balls (Lobby Loyde) - Devil’s Disciple
Lobby Loyde and the Coloured Balls were most popular with Skins ‘n’ Sharps in the early days. Being so, they took on the same hairstyles as their fans.
AC/DC - TNT
Six o’clock, every Sunday, was time for Countdown, which was a local music show on the ABC, featuring a majority of Australian acts. AC/DC was one of many bands on the show, which was filmed live in front of a young audience. If you look to the sides, you can see some of the Skins ‘n’ Sharps girls dancing their infamous Sharpie-styled dance.
AC/DC - Can I Sit Next To You Girl
A very early clip of AC/DC with frontman Dave Evans. This is just before Bon Scott joined. You will see how young the band was at this point. Take note of the glam element the band had before they reached success.
Skyhooks - Livin in the 70′s
Youths of Melbourne took to the Skyhooks, like the Skins ‘n’ Sharps, because of their uniquely Australian flavour, which told stories about local suburbs and culture that related to the 70s era. Note the opening clips of some of the local kids and their fashion.
Hush - Boney Maroney on Countdown
Hush was another local band, which had a glam element to it that rocked hard. What was unique about this band was two of its members were Asian, which was quite rare in those days. Note, if you look to both sides of the stage, you will see Sharpie chicks doing their dance.
Rose Tattoo - Bad Boy for Love
Rose Tattoo expressed a style and attitude that appealed to Skins ‘n’ Sharps. Their sound was tough, and they were just as tough off stage. This song says it all.
LA FEMME - Doe-See-Doe on Countdown
Chane Chane, the lead singer of LA FEMME, was an original Skin ‘n’ Sharp in his younger day. Towards the end of the 70s, as music trends started to change, Skins ‘n’ Sharps took to punk music. This band was probably of one of the first Australian punk bands. LA FEMME was very popular with the later end of the Skins ‘n’ Sharps era.
Slade - Mama weer all crazee now
Slade was popular as a foreign band. Their clothing and glam side reflected a strong influence towards skins ‘n’ sharps.
Suzi Quatro - Can the Can
Suzi Quatro, a gutsy American musician, was well-respected by Skins ‘n’ Sharps, which was rare for an era of mostly male bands. Skins ‘n’ Sharps took to overseas acts, such as Slade, David Bowie, Sweet, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, KISS and many others of that era.