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.