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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Listen To Older Voices [The Baby Boomer Generation]: Marcie Jones – Part 3



Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg

listen to older voices : marcie jones – part 3This is Part 3 of a 4-part program featuring the Life & Times of Marcie Jones, where we explore and share some of the life of the iconic Australian vocalist – Marcie Jones.

Over the past two weeks we have learned that Marcies desire to be a singer and performer goes back to her early years in a music oriented family, where she would perform on the family table.

At the age of 15 circumstances resulted in her singing with the Thunderbirds and from there her career exploded with both solo performances and performances with Marcie & The Cookies on both TV, local dances and national tours.

Marcie finds herself missing Australia, her family and Normie so she returns alone, leaving the Cookies behind.

listen to older voices : marcie jones – part 3
Marcie (extreme left) with the Cookies – [CLICK to enlarge]


Having formed a deep relationship with Aussie heart-throb Normie Rowe, they had became engaged but on returning to Australia Marcie finds that Normie had been hurt by her breaking her promise to be there to meet him on his return to Vietnam.

The engagement was then of however, as we will learn that friendship has survived and gone from strength to strength right through until today.

listen to older voices : marcie jones – part 3
Normie & Marcie – [CLOCK to enlarge]


Marcie’s stories allow us to learn more about her family and her deep connection with it, and how she connected with Murray Robertson of the Thunderbirds, who is now her life-partner.

listen to older voices : marcie jones – part 3
Marcie performing in a duo with Murray – [CLICK to enlarge]


There are so many stories which include but are not limited to her business relationship with Olivia Newton John and Koala Blue.


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]
Rob Greaves
I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I work as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times, but I also think of myself as senior contributor. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. Currently I'm working as a radio program producer for a national interview program as well as my work with the Toorak Times