Vale Carol Lloyd
Pioneering rock legend Carol Lloyd passed away this week in Brisbane after a long battle with a terminal lung disease.
Known as the lead singer of Railroad Gin, before starting her own band, the Carol Lloyd Band, Carol toured with AC/DC, Suzi Quatro, Billy Thorpe, Skyhooks, Daddy Cool, the Little River Band, Stevie Wright and Matt Taylor of Chain. With multiple number one hits, she is best remembered for her great 1970s rock song ‘A Matter Of Time’.
Carol was a passionate advocate for LGBT rights, often speaking about her experiences with her sexuality, drug addiction and more recently, her health battles.
Carol and Railroad Gin’s contribution to the Queensland music scene is marked with a plaque in Brisbane’s Brunswick Mall. Recognising the path she paved for so many female musicians, Carol’s legacy continues to live on with the inaugural Carol Lloyd Award to be presented to an emerging Queensland female singer/songwriter later this year.
“Carol was a true trailblazer of the Australian rock’n’roll music industry. She has paved the way for countless women in Brisbane, in Queensland, in Australia and around the world as well.” - Katie Noonan
Carol's performance of The Master’s Apprentices' ‘It's Because I Love You’ was a highlight of the 2014 APRA Awards.
APRA AMCOS extends its deepest condolences to Carol's friends and family.