Robert Forster was a founding member of beloved and critically acclaimed Australian indie pop band The Go-Betweens. With the late Grant McLennan, he co-wrote “Cattle and Cane”, listed at #20 on APRA’s Top Australian Songs. In 2005, the New York Times declared: “Robert Forster and Grant McLennan are the greatest songwriting partnership working today”.
A writer, solo artist and performer with an ardent international following, he released 9 albums with The Go-Betweens and 5 solo albums. In 2006, his music writing won the Pascall Prize for Critical Writing, with one piece appearing in The Best American Music Writing in 2007.
In 2010, the Queensland Government named a Brisbane bridge after The Go-Betweens.
The producer of hit TV show 24 starring Keifer Sutherland was such a massive Go-Betweens fan he wrote an episode around a company called McLennan-Forster in honour of his heroes.