VIDEO: Stevie Wright relives rock-star past

Fans of rock legend Stevie Wright are about to witness what may be the final public performance of the former Easybeats frontman.

Screening on Monday night, Wright will perform a part of his 1970s hit, Evie, in a duet with actor, musician and former WIN TV presenter, Scott McRae.

Don't expect much.

Wright now lives on the South Coast with his long-time partner, Fay Walker, a survivor of a life ravaged by almost every excess imaginable.

At the age of 64, his career has received a shot in the arm thanks to a biographical show, Stevie, written by McRae and performed twice in Wollongong last year.

"To me, Stevie Wright is the greatest frontman that Australian music has ever had," McRae tells Australian Story on ABC Television.

McRae first saw Wright in 1979 at a concert on the forecourt of Sydney Opera House.

"I was 12 or 13 and pretty much mesmerised by this wiry dude who was energised and doing backflips and all sorts of stuff.

"He just had this aura that made you fixate with him," McRae says.

Fast forward 30 years, and McRae's television job presenting a travel show ended, so he contacted Wright to see if he would collaborate on a show.

"I figured that if you didn't go and get as close to the subject as possible then you open yourself up to ridicule," McRae told the Mercury last year.

"I want people to remember him the way he was more so than what he is now.

"The legacy he has left as a musician stands on its own."

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