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Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Post 111 - John Laws - John Laws E P

Richard John Sinclair Laws, born 8 August 1935 better known as John Laws or Lawsie, is a former prominent and controversial radio presenter in Australia. From the 1970s until his retirement on 30 November 2007 Laws hosted a hugely successful morning radio program, which mixed music with interviews, opinion, live advertising readings and listener talkback. Prior to joining 2UE in 1957, the first of four terms at that Sydney radio station, during which time Laws, along with Bob Rogers, Tony Withers and Stan Rofe became prominent as one of the first Australian disc jockeys to play rock'n'roll music. Laws is said to have pioneered the practice of using contacts in the airline industry to supply him with the latest pop releases from overseas, a facility which gave him an edge at a time when many pop records were not released in Australia until weeks or even months after being issued overseas. John also recorded many singles and LPs for RCA Records. One I liked was his cover of "Phantom 309" but for you to download now is his 1974 EP "John Laws" (20607) which contains 3 Shel Silverstein's songs, produced by Rocky Thomas and engineered by Bruce Brown.

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