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Billy Thorpe

Billy ThorpeAKA William Thorpe

Born: 29-Mar-1946
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: 28-Feb-2007
Location of death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Children of the Sun

Born in UK, emigrated to Australia when he was a pup. Became an Australian music legend with Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs. Recorded Children of the Sun, solo in 1979.


[1] St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney Australia.

Wife: Lynne (two daughters)
Daughter: Rusty
Daughter: Lauren

Author of books:
Sex and Thugs and Rock'n'Roll: A Year in Kings Cross 1963-1964 (1996, memoir)



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