Toucher & Hardy

Toucher & Hardy

Toucher & Hardy

The identity of the big boned woman in AC/DC’s 1977 Hit “Whole Lotta Rosie” might’ve been potentially uncovered.

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    INDIO, CA – APRIL 17: Musician Angus Young of AC/DC performs onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at The Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)

  • The song “Whole Lotta Rosie” concludes AC/DC’s fourth album, Let There Be Rock. The lyrics, penned by the late Bon Scott, depict a sexual encounter he had with a woman who, as indicated in the song, outweighed him by a significant margin.

    For over 45 years since the song’s release, scant information has emerged about Rosie, except for the knowledge that Scott encountered her following one of the band’s performances in Tasmania, Australia. However, her true identity remains unconfirmed.

  • According to Loudwire, Author Jesse Fink, renowned for his AC/DC books, unraveled the mystery surrounding Rosie, the inspiration behind “Whole Lotta Rosie.” In 2021, Fink reconstructed the details, drawing from Mark Evans’ recollection that Rosie had red hair and operated a brothel in Tasmania, which differed from the inflatable blonde cartoon prop used on stage.

    In 2017, Fink received information that Rosie, identified as Rosemaree Garcia, had passed away prematurely. Recently, an Australian woman confirmed Rosie’s existence, revealing her real name and red hair. Tragically, it was disclosed that Rosie succumbed to a heroin overdose in 1979. The woman shared that Rosie had a sorrowful life, born in Tasmania but living and dying in St Kilda. Rosie resorted to drugs and prostitution to support her addiction, a path that led to her physical deterioration.


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