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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 part 1 of a 3-part Golden Moments Repeat Program featuring the Life & Times of Robert Lloyd. Robert was 62 years of age when I interviewed him in June of 2011. In discussing Robert’s life we also discover some of the amazing developments of music that has come about because of the Baby Boomer Generation. 

A “Renaissance Man”, Robert sees little difference between his work as a composer, songwriter, teacher, writer, actor, poet and public speaker. At the time of conducting this interview he was writing words, composing music and performing that music which reflected the state of the world we live in and, the process of finding meanings in our daily lives.

In Part 1 we follow Robert through his formative years in his then home town of Adelaide and those early influences that funnelled him into his future career.

Robert at around the age of 13.

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 

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