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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Post 209 - Bert Newton - Bring Back The Spirit Of Christmas


Albert Watson "Bert" Newton, AM, MBE, was born on the 23rd of July 1938, he is a multiple Gold Logie winning Australian television, radio, film, stage performer and author. Newton was born in Fitzroy, an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. Bert lived at home with his mother until the age of 36, prompting widespread gossip that he was gay. In 1974 he married Patti McGrath, a co-worker. The Newtons have a son, Matthew, and a daughter, Lauren. To write all about Bert's career in television, radio and stage it would be many pages but if you are interested go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Newton. Here to download is Bert's Christmas single from 1979 on Fable Records "Bring Back The Spirit Of Christmas" (FB 1882). The B side was another Christmas single from 1981 by radio D.J. Keith McGowan "A Little Boys Christmas Prayer" This single was released as a special edition in 1981.  Bert was backed by the Debney Park High School Band.

1 comment:

Dannielle Tucker said...

Is there a way of getting this single, my brothers were both in the band that played the music.