History & BiographyAustralia's Heaven was a rocking boogie band inspired by Rose Tattoo and AC/DC. In fact, Fryer had auditioned to replace Bon Scott in 1979 and the band would later feature ex-AC/DC man Mark Evans. The band even featured guitarist Mick Cooks of Rose Tattoo. Most of the members were Fat Lip alumni.
Heaven was formed in 1979 in Adelaide before relocating to Sydney. Many line-up changes later, the band recorded and released its debut domestically through Deluxe Records before licensing the product to RCA and renaming it Bent. Consequently, shows with Judas Priest and Black Sabbath followed. The line-up altered when Turner left the group before Knocking On Heaven's Door. The album, not surprisingly, featured a cover version of Bob Dylan's song of the same name. This was also a promoted single.
The band would quit the scene until resurfacing again in 2001. The band toured as openers for Judas Priest in Australia. Allan Fryer, the singer for Heaven, died due to cancer in mid-2015. Fryer had lived in Texas for years.