Steve Prestwich

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Steve Prestwich
Birth name Steven William Prestwich
Born 5 March 1954(1954-03-05)
Liverpool, England
Origin Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died 16 January 2011(2011-01-16) (aged 56)
Genres Rock, pub rock
Occupations Musician, producer
Instruments Drums, guitar, vocals
Years active 1970–2011
Associated acts Cold Chisel, Little River Band
Website www.steveprestwich.com

Steven William Prestwich (5 March 1954 — 16 January 2011) was an English born musician who became famous as the drummer in two Australian rock bands, the Little River Band and Cold Chisel[1] Born in Liverpool, his family moved to Adelaide, Australia, in 1971.[2] He formed a band called "Orange" with Jimmy Barnes. This band then became Cold Chisel. Prestwich wrote, and helped write several of the bands biggest hits including "Forever Now", "When The War Is Over", "Nothin’ But You", "Monica", "Best Kept Lies", and "Flame Trees".[2]

When Cold Chisel broke up in 1983, Prestwich joined the Little River Band. He recorded two albums with them. They recorded his song "When The War Is Over" with John Farnham.[1] He played with Cold Chisel again when they reformed for two tours in 1998 and 2003. They had planned to record a new album in 2011. Prestwich recorded two solo albums, Since You've Been Gone in 2000 and Every Highway in 2009.[2]

Prestwich died after surgery to treat a brain tumor in 2011.[2]

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