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Slim Dusty


Given birth to David Gordon Kirkpatrick and recognized to his followers while Slim Dusty, this Australian nation singer, guitarist, and songwriter collaborated with fellow Australian nation musician Gordon Parsons around the 1957 international strike “A Pub WITHOUT Ale.” His additional popular singles consist of “G’day G’day” and “Lamps around the Hill.” He released his debut documenting, When the Rainfall Tumbles Down in July, when he was simply eighteen yrs . old. Having created even more Platinum and Platinum Recordings than some other Australian musician of his period, Thin Dusty became an inductee from the ARIA Hall of Popularity. His relationship to fellow vocalist and songwriter Pleasure McKean created children called Anne and David Kirkpatrick, both also music artists. He and McKean had been also business companions, co-producing the favorite Slim Dusty Traveling Show. His strike track “Cunnamulla Fella” was later on included in fellow Australian nation vocalist Lee Kernaghan.

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Full Name Slim Dusty
Date Of Birth June 13, 1927
Died September 19, 2003, Sydney, Australia
Place Of Birth Australia
Profession Country Singer
Nationality Australian
Spouse Joy McKean
Children Anne Kirkpatrick, David Kirkpatrick
Parents Mary Kirkpatrick, David Kirkpatrick
Star Sign Gemini

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1He was awarded the A.O. (Officer of the Order of Australia) in the 1998 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Australian country music and to the entertainment industry as a composer and performer.
2He was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to the entertainment industry and the arts.
3He was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the British Empire) in the 1970 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to entertainment industry.
4First recorded for EMI in 1946 and completed his 106th album for the company just before his death. This is the longest any performer has been with the same record label.
5Famous for Australian country standard, "When the rain tumbles down in July" and worldwide for recording "A pub with no beer" by Sheahan & Parsons.



Wolf Creek 22013writer: "When the Rain Tumbles Down In July"
Joanne Lees: Murder in the Outback2007TV Movie performer: "King Bundawaal"
Dirty Deeds2002writer: "Losin' My Blues Tonight"
In Melbourne Tonight1969TV Series performer - 1 episode



The Slim Dusty Movie1984DocumentaryHimself
The Graham Kennedy Show1973TV SeriesHimself
In Melbourne Tonight1969TV SeriesHimself
Waltzing Matilda: The Song That Shaped a Nation1995Video documentaryHimself - Country Singer / Patron of Waltzing Matilda Centenary

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