doug parkinson (30 october 1946 – 15 march 2021)

DOUG PARKINSON (30 October 1946 – 15 March 2021)

VALE DOUG PARKINSON Parkinson had enjoyed an outstanding 5 decade long and remarkably varied career in the Australian Music Fraternity, Stage, Musical Theatre, Acting and Advertising. He was regarded as one of Australia’s finest veteran...
billy idol

BILLY IDOL

William Michael Albert Broad (better known as punk rocker Billy Idol) was born in Stanmore, Middlesex England, exactly 8 days after RCA Records bought Elvis Presleys contract from Sun Records. At the age of two,...
felix baumgartner

FELIX BAUMGARTNER

Felix Baumgartner is only person in history, to have stepped from a balloon perched at the edge of space and broken the sound barrier at an estimated speed of 1,357 kilometres an hour on...
west gate bridge collapse

WEST GATE BRIDGE COLLAPSE

On October 15, 1970, when I was only 6 years old, 35 men left home for work on the West Gate Bridge, but never made it home. I don’t recall the event much myself,...
nicole kidman

NICOLE KIDMAN

NICOLE KIDMAN Australian Actress/Singer/Producer Before Brad and Angelina, or Victoria and David, the title of “Hollywood Power Couple” went to Nicole and Tom. Although Nicole Kidman has been happily married for six years now to country...
culture club

CULTURE CLUB

FAMED BRITISH #3 Culture Club were one of the biggest Pop bands of the 80s, associated with the Second British Invasion of British new wave groups that became popular in the United States due to...
the carpenters

The Carpenters

FAMED AMERICANS #1 They were the biggest-selling group of the 70s. No fewer than ten of their singles went on to become million-sellers, and by 2005 combined worldwide sales of albums and singles well exceeded...
yusuf islam (aka cat stevens)

Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens)

FAMED BRITISH #2 British Singer-Songwriter and Musician As one of pop's most creative talents, he sold over 40 million records and then turned his back on fame, changed his religion and his name.  In 1948, Stephen...
turia pitt

TURIA PITT

FAMED AUSTRALIANS #4 BURNED ALIVE WHILST TAKING PART IN AN AUSTRALIAN MARATHON. With fire season upon us, my thoughts turn to a story about unbelievable courage, supernatural strength and the sheer determination of a young woman,...
kate bush

KATE BUSH (CBE)

FAMED BRITTISH #1 ENGLISH SINGER / SONGWRITER / MUSICIAN AND RECORD PRODUCER Catherine “Kate” Bush was born 30 July 1958 in Welling, Northwest Kent to parents Robert Bush and Hannah Daly. She has two older brothers...