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Robert George Hirst (born 3 September 1955) is an Australian musician from Camden, New South Wales. He is a founding member of rock band Midnight Oil on drums, percussion and backing vocals (sometimes lead vocals) from the 1970s until the band took a hiatus in 2002. The band resumed activity as a group in 2017. Hirst also wrote a book, Willie's Bar & Grill, recounting the experiences on the tour Midnight Oil embarked on shortly after the 11 September terrorist attacks in 2001.

Rob Hirst
Rob Hirst, with The Backsliders
Womadelaide 2007
Background information
Birth nameRobert George Hirst
Born (1955-09-03) 3 September 1955 (age 66)
Camden, New South Wales, Australia
GenresRock, alternative rock, blues, delta blues, surf music
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Years active1971–present
LabelsVirgin, Mercury, SonyBMG
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Midnight Oil's drummer and percussionist, as well as providing backup vocals, was a founding member.

Rob Hirst Family life


His parents were residing in Camden, New South Wales in Australia when he was born.


Rob Hirst Before Fame


His first band performed Beatles covers. He went on to the University of Sydney after that.

Rob Hirst Trivia


He wrote a book called Willie's Bar & Grill, which told the story of the band's post-September 11, 2001 tour.


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He was bandmates with singer-turned-politician Peter Garrett in Midnight Oil.

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● Rob Hirst was born on September 3, 1955 (age 66) in Australia
● He is a celebrity drummer
● His the best movie is Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
● His successful albums are The Sun Becomes the Sea (2014), Crashing the Same Car Twice (2015), 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (1982), Diesel and Dust (1987) and Blue Sky Mining (1990)
● His popular songs are Beds Are BurningDiesel and Dust · 1987, The Dead HeartDiesel and Dust · 1987 and Blue Sky MineBlue Sky Mining · 1990
● His spouse is Leslie Holland

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