Mario Solis‘s Today’s Memory
Jon Farriss’ birthday
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Jonathan James Farriss (born 10 August 1961, Perth, Western Australia) is the drummer, and founding member, of the Australian rock band INXS.
Farriss has also been credited with backing vocals on many of the band’sINXS’ earlier albums. Among his song writing credits with INXS (mostly collaborations with Michael Hutchence) are „Red Red Sun,” „The Gift,” „Deepest Red”, „Faith In Each Other,” „Back On Line,” „Never Let You Go” (with Fortune) and the hit „Disappear”.
He wrote and performed the song „You Never Used to Cry” on the soundtrack for the 1984 film No Small Affair.
Jon appeared on stage with Ringo Starr in February 2013, during Ringo’s All Starr Band performance in Sydney. With Ringo singing, Jon played Ringo’s drums to The Beatles’ song “With A Little Help From My Friends.” He was also invited and recognized on stage by Nile Rodgers in Sydney’s iconic Opera House, where Nile recalled, “My inspiration to work with INXS was after seeing their drummer Jon Farriss perform live, when the band were playing on a festival with Hall & Oates.”
2010 saw Jon as co-executive producer on INXS’s tribute album, “Original Sin”. He co-produced several tracks on that album featuring artists including Rob Thomas, Ben Harper, Tricky, John Mayer and Pat Monahan.
“The Original Sin Project has been a great thing not only for us to have experienced in the studio, but it has also been great taking some of the songs on the road and mixing them in with the normal songs we usually play.