Gala held Aug. 16 in Melbourne.
The Divinyls, Icehouse and Daddy Cool will be among the bands inducted this year into the Australian Recording Industry Assn. Hall Of Fame, the trade body said today (June 26).
ARIA will announce two more inductees in the coming weeks. Heavy metal band Rose Tattoo is tipped to figure. Inductees are selected by the ARIA board.
The event, in its second year, will be held at Melbourne's Regent Theatre on Aug. 16. Highlights will be screened in a prime-time slot four days later on cable channel Foxtel's TV1 network.
The Divinyls, led by schoolgirl uniform-clad Chrissie Amphlett, scored a worldwide deal with Chrysalis Records after debut 1981 single "Boys In Town" reached No. 8 on the ARIA chart. Albums "Desperate" (1983), "What a Life!" (1985) and "Temperamental" (1988) were hits Down Under. The band scored an international hit with the controversial 1991 track "I Touch Myself," which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Icehouse sold 1.9 million units and notched up eight Top 10 albums in Australia on local indie Regular Records. The Iva Davies-led band is best remembered for 1980s hits such as "Great Southern Land," "Crazy" and "Hey Little Girl."
Classically-trained Davies, now a film composer, admits, "The induction means I have to tell my young kids that their dad used to be in a rock band a long time ago."
Daddy Cool marked an era in the early 1970s when Australian acts started to sell in the same volume as overseas bands. Formed by guitarist Ross Wilson as a 1950s parody, the Melbourne band's debut 1971 album "Daddy Who? Daddy Cool!" (Sparmac) yielded the chart-topping "Eagle Rock" and "Come Back Again" and was the first Australian album to sell more than 100,000 copies.
The band toured the U.S. six times to regional chart success, and released a second hit album "Sex, Dope, Rock'n'Roll: Teenage Heaven" a year later.