The Angels' roots trace back to 1971 and an acoustic folk combo called "Moonshine Jug And String Band" of which Neeson and the Brewster brothers were members.
They geared more towards electric instruments in 1974 as the "Keystone Angels". With Bidstrup and Bailey now on board and shortening their name to The Angels, the band garnered their first chart success in 1976 with "Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again" and in 1977 the self-titled debut album is released.
The 80's see The Angels with more multi-platinum bound albums - from the 1980 Darkroom and the 1981 Night Attack to the 1989 Beyond Salvation - and tours of Australia, Europe and North America but also label and personnel changes: Bob Spencer, formerly of The Skyhooks, replaces John Brewster for the second half of the decade and James Morley takes over the bass for Hilbun at the end.
1999 is the year of the "Liveline" digitally remastered reissue with bonus tracks that is celebrated with the "Liveline '99" Australian tour but 2000 sees another band hiatus and in 2001 Doc officially quits the band for good, following a car accident that leaves him in ill health, and the remainder of the members scramble to possibly continue under a new name.
However, the latest news indicate that this will not happen after all.