Institutionalised and then fostered, the Archie Roach story has been well documented. A former homeless alcoholic, Archie recorded his first record, Charcoal Lane, in 1990 with Paul Kelly and the late Steve Connolly as co-producers.
The album featured the song, "Took the Children Away"; a song that dealt with Archie's personal experience of being forcibly removed from his family.
The album won two Aria Awards and a Human Rights Award - the first time a Human Rights award has been awarded to a songwriter. It was also in the US Rolling Stone's Top 50 albums for 1992 and achieved gold status in Australia.
Aside from his recorded offerings and many awards, Archie has also performed with some of the top names in the entertainment business - including Leonard Cohen, Rodrgiuez, Paul Kelly, Bob Dylan, Joan Armatrading and Patti Smith
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|Number Of People In Act||Solo|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||SA|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Adelaide|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Open Up Your Eyes|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Bloodlines|
|Media Servicing Date||2019-09-27|
|Genre 2||First Nations|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.archieroach.com/|
|Artist Social Network Page||https://www.facebook.com/archieroach/|
|Online Store Page 1||http://www.archieroach.com/merch|