Jerry Lee Lewis Leaves Questionable Legacy

The original wild man of rock ‘n’ roll Jerry Lee Lewis passed away on 28 October, just days after his death was falsely reported by tabloid news outlet TMZ. The ‘Great Balls Of Fire’ singer passed away at his home in Mississippi with his wife Judith by his side. He was 87 years old. Previously,…

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In Tribute To Coolio

Famed rapper Coolio, the prophetic voice of iconic ‘90s anthem ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’, has passed away, aged 59. Coolio was found unresponsive at a friend’s house in Los Angeles on 28 September and pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. At this point, no foul play is suspected, and his manager has released a statement…

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Queen Elizabeth II Laid To Rest

Words: Matt Innes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been laid to rest with her parents, sister and husband in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at Windsor Castle. Britain’s longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth passed away at Balmoral Castle on 8 September, aged 96. Her death sparked an international outpouring of grief and emotion for…

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In Tribute: New Zealand Songstress Margaret Urlich

By Matt Innes This week we pay tribute to another iconic musician, ARIA Award-winning New Zealand singer Margaret Urlich who passed away from cancer, aged 57. A trailblazing performer and the first female artist to top the New Zealand charts, Margaret also featured as the co-vocalist on Daryl Braithwaite’s hit song ‘The Horses’. Her family…

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In Tribute: Judith Durham and Olivia Newton-John

Words: Matt Innes The Australian music industry is mourning two beloved icons this week with the passing of Judith Durham AO and Olivia Newton-John, both leaving behind their own remarkable legacies as powerhouse trailblazers. As the frontwoman for folk-pop quartet the Seekers, Judith Durham helped pioneer the international expansion of the Australian music industry during…

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In Memory Of Guitarist Dion Hirini

Words: Matt Innes The music industry is mourning the loss of guitarist Dion Hirini, who passed away unexpectedly last week. Dion had been on tour with Row Jerry Crow band and passed away from a heart condition while travelling home from one of the shows in regional Victoria on 12 March. Born in New Zealand…

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FEATURE: A Tribute To The Late & Great Michael Gudinski

Mushroom Records founder Michael Gudinski.

Words: Matt Innes The sudden passing of Australian music industry icon and founder of Mushroom Records Michael Gudinski has left a gaping hole in many hearts. Michael reportedly passed away peacefully in his sleep overnight [1 March], at the age of 68. To those who knew him personally, Michael was a cunning entrepreneur, earning the…

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