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.

 In the final part of the story of Stan Azzopardi, we learn more about his wife Mary, whom Stan confides was for many years a “band widow” due to his continual work with groups and other artists.

Stan still plays on occasions, and enjoys it when he is playing with his sons

Stan in 2019, in his studio

 

He spends a lot of his working time in his studio where his decades of experience are used to help other artists get the best out of their music.

Stan at work

 

He and Mary love to travel and after their children grew up they have undertaken and continue to undertake, many overseas trips. Stan talks at length about his family and of his three sons, all of whom have inherited his love for music. Family is very important to Stan, which becomes very apparent as we listen to him talking.

However, there is far more to Stan than music, albeit a major part of his life that continues on even today. He shares his thoughts and beliefs on a number of social topics and in doing so we end up with a good understanding of some of the many sides of this man – Stan Azzopardi.

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]