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Reg Lindsay

1929 - 2008

 
August 5th  7.43pm
Reg has passed away at the age of 79 in a Newcastle Hospital
"Reg passed away from pneumonia after suffering a long illness.
His wife, Roslyn and 3 daughters Dianne, Sandra and Joanne were by his side
 
Born in Waverley, Sydney, in 1929, and spent his early years in Parkes and Adelaide.
In 1994, Reg suffered a cerebral haemorrhage at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. During a long rehabilitation, he suffered a heart attack.
 
Reg Lindsay was awarded the Order of Australia in 1989 by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music.
 
Reg's career spanned more than 40 years.
At the age of two his dad gave him a harmonica and his love of music began.  Later on he rode an old ex-army dispatch bike to Sydney to compete in a talent quest and eventually  won this event.
 
Reg won three Golden Guitars and wrote more than 500 songs during his long career that also included two long-running television shows - The Reg Lindsay Country Hour and Reg Lindsay Country Homestead.
 
He experienced some success in the United States and was the first Australian to be officially recognised with a plaque on Nashville's Walkway of Stars.
He is best remembered for the song "Armstrong", a tribute to the American astronauts and their historic moon landing and this was his first big hit on the pop charts in 1971.    He
was the first Australian to play at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
He recorded
65 albums and more than 250 singles
 
Reg passed away on Neil Armstrong's birthday
 
Farewell To Australian Country Music Legend

REG LINDSAY
On August 5th 2008, Australia bid farewell to one of the nation's most popular country music artists when the legendary Reg Lindsay passed away.

Along with contemporaries Slim Dusty and Smoky Dawson, Reg was one of the ‘founding fathers’ of Australian country music. His music and personality continue to influence the new breed of Australian country music artists.

Reg recorded over 65 albums and 250 singles, won three Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards, was awarded the Order of Australia for his services to music, had his own top-rating, nationally syndicated television and radio programs, wrote more than 500 songs and toured every inch of this great continent.

"Reg Lindsay will go down in history as a true great of Australian music. His classic hits sound as beautiful today as they did when Reg recorded them. He is a master interpreter of song and this box set is the ultimate collection of his greatest works.

I can't say enough good things about Reg......…It's all true and from the heart.“ – LEE KERNAGHAN

“We at Destra Music are all deeply saddened by the news of Reg’s passing, and our thoughts are with Ros and the rest of Reg’s family during this very trying time” - Ken Outch, CEO, Destra Music.
Destra Music has been working closely with Reg’s wife and manager Roslyn for the past 12 months in compiling 'No Dress Rehearsal - The Highlights', a 4CD box-set celebrating Reg's outstanding 45 year career.
Destra Music is proud to be releasing ‘No Dress Rehearsal’ as a celebration of a true Australian country music pioneer.

Domenica La Macchia
Promotions & Publicity Manager
Email Domenica.LaMacchia@destra.com
Address 107 Alexander Street Crows Nest NSW 2065

 
Three legends of Country Music
Noses of Fame ceremony in the early 1990s. Gordon Parsons , left, (having a beer), Reg Lindsay, centre and much esteemed Northern Daily Leader scribe Mort Fist
Sadly, we have lost these three wonderful personalities.    God bless them.
Photo Courtesy of The Northern Daily Leader
Photos of Jan Kelly at Reg's Tribute Rodeo 2009
Photos of Lee Brittan at Reg's Tribute Rodeo 2009

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