Aussie rock legend Peter Garrett has opened up about an unthinkable family tragedy in the latest episode of Anh’s Brush With Fame.
Having lost his father to an asthma attack when he was still at school, Peter then lost his mother in horrific circumstances in April 1977.
At the time, Peter was a 23-year-old university student and lead singer in a fledgling band that would eventually become one of Australia’s biggest music acts, Midnight Oil.
Peter was sleeping downstairs in the family’s home in Sydney’s north shore when a fire broke out at 2.30am. He fled the house – then realised his mother, Betty, was still trapped upstairs inside.
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