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 a Golden Moments Repeat program, where we have delved into our vault of treasured programs to bring you a story we believe is worth repeating
This is the 3rd and final part of the story of David Pepperell. Along with his close friend Keith Glass, he opened up Melbourne’s first import record shop – Archie & Jughead, which was a phenomenal success but the cost was great on himself and his friendship with partner Keith Glass. In fact the success of this venture and the success he was having as a “rock-journalist” and columnist began to take its toll and the alternate persona he developed years earlier and which had been laying dormant took over and he began to live the life of his alter-ego, Dr. Pepper, with unforseen consequences.
David holds nothing back and sugar-coats nothing in an informative, engrossing warts and all story. One thing is for certain, David helped in shaping the counter-cultural literary scene, and even today remains active in writing having co-authored the 2015 publication – 100 Greatest Australian Singles of the ’60s – which was written and released after this interview was conducted.
Now living with his wife Marita in a South-East suburb of Melbourne, he finds a degree of contentment in what he has achieved, but it’s easy to get the feeling, there is still more to come.
[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]