listen to older voices: howard freeman – part 2

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listen to older voices: howard freeman – part 2
Howard Freeman – [CLICK to enlarge]
This is Part 2 of a 3-part program on the Life and Times of 70 year old Howard Freeman.

Howards story is that of a man who has committed himself totally to the Australian music scene.

His career has included but not been limited to venue owner, Group manager, Stage manager and Production manager for shows that go from small local Melbourne groups through to some of the greatest Australian groups.

These include Sherbet, Dragon, Jimmy Barnes, the Divinyls and Midnight Oil through to major International Acts such as Barbara Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Luciano Pavarotti, Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones, to name but a few.

However as we learn in this program, his story is not one of lists of artists, groups, facts and figures, it is the story behind these shows. His story tells of the work put in by Australian road-crews and of Howard flying over 6.5million kilometres in his work.

You will be amazed at how the shows he has worked on and organised have assisted in breaking down apartheid in South Africa while being thoroughly entertained by his stories of life on the road.

He sees his work in the industry as being more than being a key figure behind the scenes of show organisation, it is also educating the public on the pressures and stresses on the road crews who work so hard to bring shows to Australian audiences.

listen to older voices: howard freeman – part 2
Howard conducting one of the many presentations he does to educate on the hard life of road crews. [CLICK to enlarge]

 

Oh, and while all this was happening Howard found time to marry Lil, a marriage that still runs strong today after over 47 years together.

 

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 

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