Listen To Older Voices: Murray Robertson – Part 2

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listen to older voices: murray robertson – 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: murray robertson – part 2Welcome to the second of a 3-part program featuring the Life and Times of Murray Robertson.

In this program we learn how the Thunderbirds, in which Murray played keyboards, became the support and backing band for an amazing tour of US artists that included Roy Orbison and Dion Dimucci.

The group also became the backing band for many Australian artists such as Johnny Chester and Marcie Jones.

listen to older voices: murray robertson – part 2
Stan “The man” Rofe: Middle back – [CLICK to enlarge]

 

As the 1960’s progressed Murray played less but became active in the studio where he undertook music direction, particularly for Merv Benton and Johnny Chester.

listen to older voices: murray robertson – part 2
Promotional picture – [CLICK to enlarge]

 

Into the 1970’s, and Murray moved away from music, although he was part of a revived thunderbirds in the late 1970’s, and began to develop out his non-music career where he moved into design and drafting.

We p/u with Murray talking about the work they had to do preparing for the visiting US Rock & Roll tour.


Click to hear – Murray Robertson – Part 2 

 


 

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]