listen to older voices: col millington – part 2

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg

listen to older voices: col millington – part 2
Col at around 26 years of age

This is the 2nd of a 3-part program on Col Millington, who was 66 years of age when interviewed and who is, in so many ways, a classic “Baby Boomer”.

Being a “boomer” he was caught up in the music explosion of the 1960’s and became part of the young band culture that was exploding in and around Melbourne.

This week we learn how his “hobby” band led him into a lifetime career in music that has spanned over many decades. However Col is more than a musician and singer, he is also a talented songwriter.

listen to older voices: col millington – part 2
Col on drums: 1975 – [CLICK to enlarge]

 

He shares the stories of his early professional career and how through the encouragement of an Australian country music great – Johnny Chester, he was encouraged to embrace and develop out his career in what could be loosely termed, Country Music.

listen to older voices: col millington – part 2
Col in 1980 – [CLICK to enlarge]

But it’s not a glamorous lifestyle and Col shares his stories of the endless tours throughout regional Australia and the incredible amount of work that was demanded of he was to keep working at his music.

However, Col’s story is not simply music-centric, as we will discover as his story unwinds in a most evocative way.

listen to older voices: col millington – part 2
1982 – [CLICK to enlarge]

 

Previous Listen To Older Voices Programs can be found in our archive, by clicking on one link or the other

2012 to 2016   

 –  2016 onward 

supermarkets put junk food on special twice as often as healthy food, and that’s a problem

 

[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government 
through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]