Slim Dusty, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Slim Dusty

Australian country music singer

Date of Birth: 13-Jun-1927

Place of Birth: Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Death: 19-Sep-2003

Profession: singer, songwriter, yodeler

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Gemini


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About Slim Dusty

  • Slim Dusty, AO MBE (born David Gordon Kirkpatrick; 13 June 1927 – 19 September 2003) was an Australian country music singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer.
  • He was an Australian cultural icon and one of the country's most awarded stars, with a career spanning nearly seven decades and producing numerous recordings.
  • He was known to record songs in the legacy of Australia, particularly of bush life and renowned Australian bush poets Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson that represented the lifestyle.
  • The music genre was coined the "bush ballad", a style first made popular by Buddy Williams, the first artist to perform the genre in Australia, and also for his many trucking songs. Dusty was the first Australian to have a No.
  • 1 international hit song, with a version of Gordon Parsons' "A Pub with No Beer".
  • He received an unequalled 37 Golden Guitar and two Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and Australian Roll of Renown.
  • At the time of his death, at the age of 76, Dusty had been working on his 106th album for EMI Records.
  • In 2007, his domestic record sales in Australia surpassed seven million.
  • During his lifetime, Dusty was considered an Australian National Treasure.
  • He performed "Waltzing Matilda", a very famous song in Australia, at the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

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