DIARY - 9 AUGUST 2005 - PREVIEW EPISODE 6 - SERIES 4
HARVEY FINDS MISSING HERO
born country star Adam Harvey has turned tragedy into triumph on the
video clip for his new single Missing Heroes.
Harvey wrote the song about the grandfather Stewart Hogan that he
and his mother never met.
Hogan - a Rat of Tobruk - was killed in World War II at just 17 on
the Kokoda Trail.
And his widow - Harvey's grandmother - only had a faded black and
white photo to remind her of her husband.
That was until Adam's mother was watching a TV special on the Diggers
sent to fight for their country in New Guinea.
She froze in her lounge chair when she recognised her missing hero
father in archival footage on Nine Network show A Current Affair.
contacted Current Affair to obtain the historic footage and Adam wrote
his evocative song for his sixth album, Can't Settle For Less on
"Granddad was in the 6th Division in Tobruk, he was a Sgt Major,"
"He was only 17 when he enlisted."
Harvey has since toured China, Canada and Australia to promote his acclaimed
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our exclusive story about Adam's grandfather who inspired Missing Heroes
and Harvey's colourful career in the Diary on February 6. 2005.
TALLEY AUSSIE DEBUT
born country blues singer James Talley makes his debut on Nu Country
with a live version of his vintage song Up From Georgia.
Talley, once heralded as a new Bob Dylan, has made more than a dozen
acclaimed albums in a colourful career that began in the seventies.
The legendary songwriter, who now sings for his supper when not
selling real estate in Nashville, sent us two songs he cut for a
live TV show.
preceded singing Texan crime novelist Kinky Friedman and Willie
Nelson as frequent White House guests when President Jimmy Carter
discovered and lauded his music.
the 1977 inauguration concert for President Carter who owned his 1975
debut LP, Got No Bread, No Milk, No Money, But We Sure Got A Lot Of
Love and successors Tryin' Like The Devil (1976) and Blackjack
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feature on Talley in the Diary.
- HOPKINS - NOT MURRAY RIVER
Bolac singer-songwriter and conservationist Neil Murray returns to
Nu Country to perform his song Over The Moon.
Heather Rutherford, popular Nu Country TV host and some time TV show
host, has an in depth interview with the veteran singer who recently
released About Time - A Song Collection on Shock Records.
Murray's double CD retrospective was launched after he hosted a music
and culture festival on the banks of Lake Bolac after a Hopkins River
He won a
Glenelg Hopkins CMA Environmental Achievement for his trek and is touring
to promote his album.
Murray tours the Northern Territory in August before making his Nashville
debut at the 9th Australian festival from September 6-11.
Also on the bill is expatriate Newcastle singer Catherine Britt whose
duet with Elton John on When We Both Say Goodbye has cracked the
U.S. Top 40.
Other Australians on the Nashville festival include famed Greencards,
Ross Wilson, Sam Hawksley and Felicity.
Murray has re-released his first five solo albums and other projects through
his web page - www.neilmurray.com.au
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from the Diary.
PACIFIC BOB - SPARE RIBS
Bob Olson models his culinary apron and shares his recipe for spare ribs
for avid fans of his Merri Creek delta recipes.
Bob's raw ribs, not those damaged by West Coast star Ashley Sampi when
he kneed Jordan Lewis in a recent clash with Bob's team Hawthorn, are
The expatriate American schoolteacher and long suffering Hawthorn fan
prepares his tasty ribs with secret ingredients in his creative cesspool.
Bob makes the steamy cauldron of Northcote Secondary College kitchen a
magnet for viewers from academia and beyond.
Mid Pacific Bob's culinary skills have become a bigger drawcard than exams
in the hallowed classrooms of the garden state.
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complete guide to what's cooking in Mid Pacific Bob's kitchen for stars
in bars and beyond.
Village country folk singer Sime Nugent won wide acclaim beyond home
state Victoria on his national and international tours in his 14-year
Nugent, son of Irish musicians and a popular artist at festivals diverse
as Queenscliff and Port Fairy, performs a video for his new song Somewhere
The song is a highlight of Nugent's debut solo album Broke And
Nugent previously recorded nine albums with bands including his first
group Sedan, which featured members of Jet and Pete Murray band.They
released two albums in six years and some Jet boys perform with Sime
in his video clip.
info - http://www.simenugent.com/home.htm
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