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Australian Musician, Environmentalist and Politician - Peter Garrett
born : Peter Robert Garrett, Sydney, Australia - 16th April, 1953
famous for : Being the lead singer of the Australian band "Midnight
Oil", having strong opinions about the environment, and for becoming
a politician (Australian Labour Party).
Garrett is a famous Australian musician, politician, and environmentalist.
Garrett was the lead singer for the pop/rock band Midnight Oil.
He is now a politician and member of the Australian Labor Party
The Australian rock band Midnight Oil was also known as the
Oils. They were started in the 1970s and finished up in 2002
when Peter Garrett quit the band to focus more on his political
career. Many of their songs had strong political, social or
Midnight Oil albums include..
Oil - Released in 1978
Injuries - Released in 1979
Noises EP - Released in 1980
without a Postcard - Released in 1981
- 10, 9,
8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - Released in 1982
- Red Sails
in the Sunset - Released in 1984
Deceases EP - Released in 1985
and Dust - Released in 1987
Sky Mining - Released in 1990
in Blue - Live album Released in 1992
and Sun and Moon - Released in 1993
- Released in 1996
Watt R.S.L. - Released in 1997
Wonderland - Released in 1998
- The Real
Thing - Released in 2000
- Released in 2001
of Both Worlds - Released in 2004
political views have become more mainstream since joining the
Australian Labor Party. His opinions are more inline with those
of the ALP.
Peter Garrett became the Minister for Environment, Heritage
and the Arts in the Kevin Rudd government when the Australian
Labour Party defeated the Liberal
Party led by John Howard in 2007. Being Minister for the
Environment did not include the arguably more important role
of Minister for Climate Change and Water which went to Penny
Garrett is the father of three children and is happily married.
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