- 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
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
- Reg passed away on Neil
Farewell To Australian Country Music Legend
On August 5th 2008, Australia bid farewell to one of the nation's
most popular country music artists when the legendary Reg Lindsay
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
"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
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
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