Johnny Chester Interview

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Johnny Chester started his recording career in 1961, after having performed at local dances around the suburbs of Melbourne. In the 50 years that have followed, Johnny has hosted radio and television programs, has won acclaim as both a mainstream (e.g. Highway 31, Gwen, World’s Greatest Mum, etc) and country singer (including being a multiple Golden Guitar winner) and has … Read More

Jim Keays Interview

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Jim Keays was one of Australia’s most successful front men, being the lead singer for the mighty Masters Apprentices in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, with hits like Because I Love You and Turn Up Your Radio. After the Masters broke up, Jim also recorded a concept album called “Boy From The Stars”. Apart from the occasional Masters reunion, … Read More

Russell Morris Interview

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Russell Morris is Australian music royalty, starting off with Melbourne-based group Somebody’s Image in the mid-1960’s. After splitting from the band, he worked closely with record producer and friend Ian “Molly” Meldrum to produce one of the great Australian recordings of all time – The Real Thing. The song, featuring a number of other prominent Australian artists such as Brian … Read More

Ross Ryan Interview

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I was very pleased to welcome our original Radio Ga Ga Dead Set Legend, Ross Ryan, into the 3WBC studios in January 2009. Ross was born in the USA but came to Australia (Western Australia, specifically), working for Channel 9 in Perth. His breakthrough hit was a song about a horse – I Am Pegasus – the single taken from … Read More

Mike Rudd Interview

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It was great to catch up with local boy Mike Rudd, who came to Australia from New Zealand in 1966 and kicked off his musical career in this country with Ross Wilson and Ross Hannaford in The Pink Finks. He first saw commercial success in Australia with Spectrum and the mega-hit, I’ll Be Gone. Since the Spectrum days, Mike, along … Read More

Graeham Goble Interview

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I was thrilled to be able to welcome legendary songwriter and performer, Graeham Goble into the studios in August 2008. Graeham started his career in Adelaide, before moving to Melbourne with his band Allison Gros around 1970. He achieved his first number one hit in 1971 as part of Drummond – a fictitious name adopted by Allison Gros because the … Read More