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Monday, 23 September 2013

post 470 - Peter McKenna – Things To Remember – Lady Oh Lady

Peter McKenna was born on the 27th August 1946 in Brunswick West, Victoria, he is a former Australian rules footballer who represented Collingwood and Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL) during the 1960s and 1970s. He also represented Devonport in the North West Football Union (NWFU), and Northcote, Port Melbourne and Geelong West in the Victorian Football Association (VFA). Regarded as one of the best full-forwards to ever play the game, McKenna holds the record for the longest sequence of matches in which he scored at least one goal: 120 matches. At his peak, Peter McKenna could lay claim to being the most popular footballer in the VFL – and, indeed, given the burgeoning impact of the mass media, almost certainly the most popular footballer ever in Australia up to that point. Not only was he a highly successful full forward playing for the nation's most popular sporting club, he possessed a Beatle-esque 'look' which, by the standards of the time, was an adman's dream. During this time, he recorded his first pop single “Things to Remember” b/w “Lady Oh Lady” (FB-031), written by Melbourne singer/songwriter Colin Buckley for Fable Records in 1970.

1 comment:

Fong Scrue said...

This should be interesting...Thanx.