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Monday, 23 May 2011

Post 365 - Danny McMaster - Rugby League Song (N.S.W.) / Rugby League Song (QLD)

Danny was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. His family moved to Mudgeeraba on the Gold Coast when he was 4 years old, where his famous father ‘Wallaby’ Bob McMaster was mine host at the equally famous “Wallaby Hotel” for the next 27 years. Performing in Talent Quests, in ‘live’ situations, as well as TV shows, Danny was a hoot as an amateur dabbling with impressions and music throughout the 70’s. He turned pro in 1980 and hasn’t looked back since. His love of Rugby League, led him to writing and recording “The Rugby League Song” in 1980 and it has stayed in the sporting lexicon as a perennial tribute ever since. Here to download is that single from 1981 on EMI "Rugby League Song (N.S.W.)" b/w "Rugby League Song (QLD)" (EMI-495). The single was penned by Danny and produced by Ian Mason. Danny has shared the stage with various big-names as Mary Wilson, Don McLean, Glenn Shorrock, The Barron Knights, Col Elliott and Sammy Davis Jnr., just to name but a few.

1 comment:

Tell said...

I met Danny at the Wallaby hotel, not long after his dad had taken it on. My dad was in the army with Bob, and I remember meeting Danny that day. But mostly we were in awe of the Big Man, Wallaby Bob as the man we would see every weekend on the telly as the wrestling referee. My dad's name was Lloyd and he passed away in 1997 aged 75