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Midnight Oil, known also as the "Oils" to fans, are an Australian rock band from Sydney originally performing as Farm from 1972 with drummer Rob Hirst, bass guitarist Andrew James and keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie. While vocalist Peter Garrett was studying at Australian National University in Canberra, he answered an advert for a spot in Farm, and by 1975 the band was touring the east coast. By late 1976, Garrett moved to Sydney to complete his law degree, and Farm changed its name to Midnight Oil by drawing the name out of a hat.
February 24, 2009
Midnight Oil, Coldplay and Kings Of Leon are to host special gigs to help raise money for victims of the recent Australian wildfires. Kings of Leon and Midnight Oil, who are reforming for the occasion, will perform in Melbourne on March 14th. Read more
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