Welcome to Listen To Older Voices,  
a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and 
podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg.
Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

This is another Baby Boomers special program featuring the story of Chris Stockley presented 4-parts. We pick up in Part 2 of the story of Chris Stockley, who realizing the Melbourne and indeed the Australian music and cultural scene was years behind Britain, is at first dismayed but then sees an opportunity to fulfill his music desires. So he forms his first duo which mutates into his first band – The Roadrunners. Chris’ story takes us through a journey of the embryonic Melbourne music scene as seen through the eyes of this gifted and somewhat musically besotted teenager.

Eventually Chris joins his first professional group – Cam-pact, and the band has some success even though most of their recordings were covers of American soul music. Now although the group tinkered with writing their own music it became obvious that Cam-pact would not fully meet Chris’ musical needs. However he was receiving recognition among his peers as a talented musician and he was invited to join the legendary Brian Cadd and Glenn Shorrock in the amazing group – Axiom.
 

We learn how the group, at its height of popularity, travelled to work and record in the UK and, flopped! Chris candidly shares the stories and reasons behind this unexpected and disastrous failure.

Cam-pact [Left to right: Mark Barnes, Chris Stockley, Keith Glass, John Pugh and Robert Lloyd]

Click to hear Chris Stockley – Part 2

 

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[Listen To Older Voices is a Uniting Melba program and receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program]

 

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