Cold Chisel Songwriter

In the late ’70s, during Cold Chisel’s agonisingly slow grind to the top, Don Walker lived, very basically, in the Plaza Hotel down the road in Kings Cross. In his new book Songs, a collection of lyrics and short reminiscences, he writes: “The rooms were small and ancient. There was a communal bathroom on each floor. The working girls had been kicked out the previous year, soon after I moved in. The few inmates who were left, mainly old men, reeked of failure. For full story click here.