Current Traffic

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Post 703 - Roly Parks And The Sole Burners - Good On Ya Cliff Young - The Good Old Aussie Battler

Roly Parks lives in Kalangadoo, a small town in the South East of South Australia. Each week Roly writes a letter to his son, Gene, who lives in London with his partner, Ahmed, a Moroccan ballet dancer, formerly with the Royal Ballet. Roly’s letters have been broadcast nationally on ABC radio for over twenty five years. Roly’s letters range from his ongoing marriage counselling encounters with his wife of fifty years, Sonya, his run-ins with the town gossip Beryl Coates and Mrs Phipps, the letter-opening post-mistress and assortment of other. In 1983 Roly recorded a single for Wizard Records ‘Good On Ya Cliff Young” b/w “The Good Old Aussie Battler” (ZS 826). The B side features his wife on vocals. The single was produced by Bryan Dawe and Steve Groves who also penned both sides.  Cliff Young OAM was an Australian potato farmer and athlete from Beech Forest, Victoria, best known for his unexpected win of the inaugural Sydney to Melbourne Ultra marathon in 1983 at 61 years of age Flac

No comments: