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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Post 450 - Barry Crocker - Danny Boy EP

Barry Hugh Crocker OAM was born in Geelong, Victoria. After undergoing National Service with the RAAF in 1955, Crocker toured with a theatre group and did the club circuit in Melbourne, followed by a partnership with David Clark (aka Dave Nelson), and performed in England and the United States. He returned to Australia to star in a TV musical comedy show called 66 And All That, which became The Barry Crocker Show (1966–67)[2] on Network Ten. Barry went on to become the presenter and leading performer on The Sound Of Music TV series, which earned him a Gold Logie in 1970 as Australia's top (male) TV personality. His singing talents eventually earned him over 30 gold records. Here out of 1968 for you to download is his EP "Danny Boy" (FX-11,586)recorded for Festival Records and produced by Joe Halford. Barry made his acting debut on a 1969 episode of "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo" and after that had a successful career as an actor, most notably starring alongside Barry Humphries in the title role of Bruce Beresford's "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie" and its sequel.

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