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Friday, 23 October 2009

Post 179 - Lucky Starr - The Three Trees / Don't Ask Me Why

Lucky Starr is one of the founding members of the Australian Pop Music Industry. A regular on television shows such as Bandstand and also hosted Six O’clock Rock for one season. In 1962 Lucky recorded a hit record “I’ve Been Everywhere”, which to date still remains one of Australia’s all time favourites. Lucky was also the first Australian performer to entertain the troops in Vietnam; in fact paying his own way there and made five subsequent trips into the war zone. Here to download is he's 1964 single "The Three Trees b/w "Don't Ask Me Why" (FK-761) recorded for Festival. The A side was written by Andrey Marshall and the B side written by Lucky. Lucky’s style ranges from Rock & Roll, to Country through to Jazz and is in fact similar to the late great Bobby Darin.

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