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93/137/2 Stage costume, jacket and pants, men's, 'Sherbet', satin, made by Atelier 15, worn by Garth Porter, Melbourne, Australia, 1974-1975. Click to enlarge.

Stage costume, jacket and pants, men’s, ‘Sherbet’, satin, made by Atelier 15, worn by Garth Porter, Melbourne, Australia, 1974-1975

Made in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1974-1975.

This costume has significance because it was worn on stage by Garth Porter, keyboard player and principal songwriter for the 1970s Sydney band Sherbet.

A pop sensation of the mid 1970s, Sherbet’s popularity was equalled only by their rivals Skyhooks. Where Skyhooks were bold and direct in their lyrics (‘You just like me ‘cos I’m good in bed’), Sherbet’s songs dealt with innocent, romantic allusions to pubescent sexual experience with lyrics like ‘Summer love is like no other love’. Good-looking...

Summary

Object No.

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Object Statement

Stage costume, jacket and pants, men's, 'Sherbet', satin, made by Atelier 15, worn by Garth Porter, Melbourne, Australia, 1974-1975

Physical Description

Stage costume, jacket and pants, men's, 'Sherbet', satin, made by Atelier 15, worn by Garth Porter, Melbourne, Australia, 1974-1975

Production

Notes

Made by Ateleir 15, Melbourne.

Made

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1974-1975

History

Notes

Worn by Garth Porter 1974-1975. Donated by Garth Porter in 1993.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Garth Porter, 1993

Acquisition Date

22 April 1993

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Stage costume, jacket and pants, men's, 'Sherbet', satin, made by Atelier 15, worn by Garth Porter, Melbourne, Australia, 1974-1975 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 April 2019, <https://ma.as/131085>

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