Presenting a theme that was loosely based on the 1979 Concert of the Decade at the Opera House forecourt was lots of fun this evening. Although I didn't attend that particular concert, I really wish I had have!!
Tonight's "A Mix Bag with Chris B" featured lots of Aussie music, the three standouts came from the recording of the Concert of the Decade. They were Stevie Wright singing Evie (the performance of his lifetime), Colleen Hewitt singing Day by Day / Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord (what an amazing voice) and John English with his powerful medley of his hits. During the rest of the show we heard from Aussie artists who played at that concert like Dragon, Cheetah, Sherbert, Blackfeather (Neale Johns sang at the concert), Hush, The Ted Mulray Gang, Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Max Merrit, Jim Keays from the Master's Apprentices and many more.
Although it was not part of the theme I felt it appropriate to play a Lou Reed song tonight. Perfect Day seemed appropiate because that Concert of the Decade on the 4th November 1979 was, from all accounts, a perfect day.
Debbie Kruger has a wonderful website detailing the day and with some great photos and links. Check it out by clicking on the link below.
Next week, our theme will be Lou Reed. That's Tuesday night, between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm, so if you live in the Bega Valley, tune into 93.7 Edge FM!