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Gary Turner
4th September 2013, 04:48 PM
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Glenn Shorrock was the Little River’s band’s lead vocalist and, arguably, most interesting songwriter, for seven years. Before LRB he had been part of two of Australia’s most popular bands of the sixties, Twilights and Axiom.
His first solo venture was Bobby Darin’s Dream Lover in 1979 which became his first Top 10 solo hit.

Glenn Shorrock’s career spans almost half a century and hi stint with Little River band saw over 25 million albums sold.

Aztec Records has released a new CD Glenn Shorrock: 45 Years of Song. This special 2CD set, recorded at Melbourne's Regent Theatre in July of 2010, sees him power through a smorgasbord of hits from his previous bands and solo career, including 'Help Is On Its Way', 'Reminiscing', 'Lonesome Loser', 'Meanwhile', 'Little Ray Of Sunshine', 'Days On The Road' and many more. 29 tracks in total.

45 Years of Song is a two-hour concert with full band (strings,
brass, three guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and backup singers),
expertly digitally mastered by Gil Matthews with a handsome
digipak package and an informative 24-page booklet written by
noted Australian rock writer Ian MacFarlane. Another document
of classic Australian music on the Aztec label, and a must for
Shorrock fans. Available at all good record stores.

www.aztecrecords.com.au (http://www.aztecrecords.com.au/)
Jayden Davies is 17 and has been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma which is a form of bone cancer. Tumours form on his bones and as they grow they destroy the bone and cause enormous pain.
He is undergoing treatment to shrink these tumours and to manage his pain. But as he has numerous tumours the doctors cannot guarantee he will beat this insidious disease.

They are holding a fundraiser for Jayden so they can give his family some financial support. They can then concentrate on spending time with Jayden whilst he fights for his life.
The fundraiser will be held at the Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington on Wednesday September 11th, 6.30-10.30pm.
Cost is $50 per person which includes a 2 course dinner.

Items will be auctioned on the night and tickets are available www.trybooking.com/60856 (http://www.trybooking.com/60856) or for more information contact including donations contact Michelle Roberts 0478 082 646.
Check Facebook - facebook.com/jaydendaviessupport…
Australia’s most loved songstress, Tina Arena announces the release of her new studio album Reset (EMI) on October 18.

A collection of intimate and honest songs, Reset brings one of Australia’s most loved and successful artists back to the forefront of the musical landscape and coincide with Tina’s autobiography, which is released into the book world on October 14. The first single from the album You Set Fire to My Life will be available September 27. www.tinaarena.com (http://www.tinaarena.com/)

GT’s Music Trivia

Ronnie Burn’s 1967 hit ‘Coalman’ was written by the Bee Gees who also provided backing vocals. At first Ronnie was reluctant to hear any of their compositions but was persuaded by his producer Nat Kipner to listen to some of their material. He followed it up with another Bee Gee composition, ‘Exit Stage Right’.

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Barry McGuire’s 1965 hit ‘Eve of Destruction’ was originally meant to be a B side. It was recorded about 4am when McGuire’s voice was raw and husky after recording several other songs. He was meant to re-record the vocals but an over eager record executive thought it sounded great the way it was. Despite being banned in several US states, it became a million seller. It made No.2 on the Melbourne charts and stayed in the charts for 14 weeks.

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The Elvis Presley song ‘Edge of Reality’ (1969) was the B side to If I Can Dream. ‘Edge of Reality’ became a hit in Australia but was ignored in the USA and UK where If I Can Dream became the chart hit.


SLIM DUSTY TRIBUTE

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The Tamworth Country Music Festival is home to the biggest names in country music and in 2014; the Festival will pay tribute to one of its pioneers, Australian icon and country music legend, Slim Dusty.
Just a few months on from the 10th anniversary of the passing of the King of Australian Country Music, the Festival will celebrate Slim’s contribution to Australian country music and culture through a number of special events.

The 2014 Festival will pay tribute to Slim in a number of ways including the unveiling of a bronze statue of country music’s first couple, Slim and his wife Joy McKean in a prominent location in the CBD.
The statue recognises the huge contribution Slim Dusty and Joy McKean have made to Australia’s musical heritage and the integral role they played in helping to establish Tamworth as the Country Music Capital.

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Other special activities planned during the Festival include an exhibition of Slim Dusty’s personal memorabilia, footage and photos at Festival Headquarters and a special concert in his honour.

The 2014 Tamworth Country Music Festival will be held from Friday 17 January to Sunday 26 January. www.slimdusty.com.au (http://www.slimdusty.com.au/)

Top Ten Albums

1. 45 Years of Song – Glenn Shorrock
2. A – Agnetha Faltskog (Universal)
3. At the Mountain of Madness – Blackfeather (Aztec)
4. Great Country Song Book – Troy Cassar-Daley & Adam Harvey (Sony)
5. Australian Songs – Perfect Tripod
6. Old Sock – Eric Clapton (Polydor)
7. Inspiration – George Benson Universal)
8. Pieces of Me – Aleyce Simmonds
9. Faster – Liam Brew (WJO)
10. Let it Fly – Diesel

Album of the Week

If I Want To – Jasmine Rae (ABC)

Mick Pacholli
10th September 2013, 04:52 PM
Keep it up mate