The Night The Music Died By Ian Heads
Forty years ago, rugby league’s first Amco Cup, a ground-breaking TV knockout played under Wednesday-night lights, was won by a group of unlikely football heroes from western NSW. This is their story.
Written by Ian Heads, the game’s pre-eminent author and historian, The Night the Music Died features interviews with the protagonists from all the big games of 1974: bush footballers, city stars, Englishmen, reporters, referees and administrators. It is the classic tale of an underdog winning against all odds.
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