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Vince Lovegrove

Vincent Lovegrove was an Australian musician, journalist, music manager, television producer and AIDS awareness pioneer. He was a member of 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band The Valentines, sharing vocals with Bon Scott whom he later introduced to AC/DC. As a journalist, he wrote for Australia’s teen music newspaper Go-Set from 1971 and was based in London for Immedia! from 1994 for more than eight years. As a manager, his former clients include pub rock singer Jimmy Barnes and rock group Divinyls.
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Dick Williams talks to Vince before The Valentines perform Nick Nack Paddy Whack on ABC-TV’s Hit Scene in 1969. Nick Nack Paddy Whack entered the Kent charts on 12 July 1969 and peaked at #53.

Go to The Valentines biggest hit: My Old Man’s a Groovy Old Man

Both Vince’s second wife, Suzi Sidewinder, and their son, Troy Lovegrove, died of HIV/AIDS; each was the subject of documentaries by Lovegrove, Suzi’s Story (1987) and A Kid Called Troy (1993) respectively, which were telecast on Australian TV and internationally. He wrote A kid called Troy: The moving journal of a little boy’s battle for life in 1993, and an unauthorised biography of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence in 1999.
Lovegrove died in a car accident near Byron Bay, New South Wales on 24 March 2012.
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1966–70: The Valentines
1970s: Journalism, band management and television production
1980s: Divinyls, Suzi, Troy and AIDS
Personal life
Vince’s death

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