Lloyd, Ms Carol

15 February 2017

I rise to inform the House of the passing of a local resident in my electorate and a

trailblazer for rock'n'roll, singer Carol Lloyd. Earlier this week, Carol lost her long-running battle with pulmonary

fibrosis and passed away at the Wesley Hospital beside family and friends.

Carol was an icon of the seventies rock era who toured with her band Railroad Gin, and supported the likes of

AC/DC, Suzi Quatro, Billy Thorpe, Skyhooks, Daddy Cool and the Little River Band. Her first singles, A Matter

of Time, Do Ya Love Me/Academy Rock and You Told the World, all charted at No. 1. Later, the Carol Lloyd

Band made further Australian rock history by being the first rock band to play the Sydney Opera House. Her

contribution to music and the lives of others should not be underestimated, as she became a long-time mentor to

young musicians, encouraging the next generation to follow in her footsteps.

I am pleased to inform the House that Carol's memory will be commemorated through the Carol Lloyd Award

at the Queensland Music Festival. The award will be presented to an emerging female singer-songwriter from

Queensland, providing them with the chance to receive funding to help them record an original album or an EP,

with accompanying tour.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Carol's friends and family. Thank you, Carol, for your incredible contribution

to music and the thousands of lives you touched through your long and rich career.