Throwback: Happy 69th Birthday, Peter Garrett!

It’s Aries season, y’all! And the month or so of the astrological sign is busy and auspicious for music history:

Today Midnight Oil‘s frontman Peter Garrett turns 69. Midnight Oil is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and beloved acts. In their native Australia, they’ve won 11 ARIA Awards while being critically applauded for crafting material that was frequently politically charged, centered around causes they proudly supported.

In the States, they were best known for 1987’s Diesel and Dust, which featured “Beds Are Burning,” a song about the plight of Australia’s indigenous people and 1990’s Blue Sky Mining, which featured “Blue Sky Mine.” But they have a ton of amazing material that more Americans should know.

So let’s celebrate their frontman Peter Garrett, who turns 69 today. Happy birthday, sir! May there be many more!