Slim Dusty

Australian country music singer

David Gordon "Slim Dusty " Kirkpatrick AO, MBE (13 June 1927 – 19 September 2003) was an Australian country music singer-songwriter and producer. He performed for nearly 70 years. Australian poets Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson influenced his songs. Many of his songs were about Australian bush life or trucking. Dusty was the first Australian to have a number one hit song. The song was "Pub With No Beer", written by Gordon Parsons.[1] He has 37 Golden Guitar and two ARIA awards. He is in the ARIA Hall of Fame and the Country Music Roll of Renown. At the time of his death at the age of 76, Dusty was working on his 106th album for EMI Records. In 2007 he sold more than seven million recordings in Australia.

Slim Dusty
Background information
Birth nameDavid Gordon Kirkpatrick
Born(1927-06-13)13 June 1927
Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Died19 September 2003(2003-09-19) (aged 76)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1938–2003
LabelsRegal Zonophone, EMI

Honours and milestones change

Slim Dusty was Australia's most successful and prolific musical artist. He had more Gold and Platinum albums than any other Australian artist.[2] Slim Dusty was also:[3]

References change

  1. Byrnes, Paul (2012). "Curator's notes A Pub With No Beer (1957)". Australia's audio and visual heritage online. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  2. "Australian country music -". 2007-10-31. Archived from the original on 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  3. "Music Australia - Slim Dusty". 2007-04-03. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Australian of the Year Awards - Senior Australian of the Year". 2012. Archived from the original on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2012.