The Easybeats star passed away in hospital on 27 December (15), a week after his 68th birthday, following a long battle with ill health.

He was remembered with a memorial service held at St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney, attended by relatives and friends including Tim Rogers, frontman of Australian rock group You Am I, who sang an acoustic version of Wright's song Hard Road.

Wright's son Nick was among those who gave eulogies, and he remembered his dad as a loving father as well as an international star.

"I'd like to talk to you about unconditional love and with dad it really did have to be unconditional," Nick told the congregation, "He meant many things to other people: celebrity, rock legend, singer, songwriter, an icon who captured the spirit of the '60s and '70s, but that was before my time - for me, most importantly, he was my dad."

Other attendees included Australian filmmaker Paul Clarke, Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson, singer/songwriter Glenn Shorrock, and pop veteran John Paul Young, who performed a musical tribute.