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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

‘The golden bowl is broken’ – tributes to the nation’s loved larrikin leader

Hawke was Bill Shorten’s mentor. Supplied ALP/AAP The death of Bob Hawke at the age of 89 has united politicians across the spectrum, with tributes to his character and contribution to modern Australia. Scott...
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A Eulogy Upon A Talbot  By Dr Pepper aka David Pepperell

My very dear friend of nearly 50 years Colin Talbot has passed away after a long illness. I liked him instantly the first time we met at the old "Planet" magazine offices in 1971 and...
Remembering Aretha :  A  Retro-review Of Aretha Franklin – The Best Of

Remembering Aretha : A Retro-Review of Aretha Franklin – The Best Of

"You know a force from heaven. You know something that God made. And Aretha is a gift from God." (Rolling Stone - The 100 Greatest Singers) "Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music...
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Dr Greg notes the passing of Prince and his legacy

Why we should mourn Prince I’m not some crazy besotted fan, but he had an incredible body of work, and like any great artist he had creative ups and downs; I don't have every album,...
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Prince: a pop chameleon whose music contained multitudes

Distilling the essence of Prince Rogers Nelson into a few hundred easily digested words is foolhardy, not to mention impossible. To encapsulate Prince-ness would be to describe a universe. Not only is there...

Jon English: 26 March 1949 – 9 March 2016

Jon English is the second major musical star to have passed this week, and his loss will be deeply felt. It appears as though he passed away as a result of complications following an...
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The Passing Of A True Aussie Music Icon – Vale Ross Hannaford

By now most of the Australian music world has been made aware of the sad passing of Ross Hannaford.  The news became known to us with a posting of longtime doyan of the music...