John Paul Young
From 70’s Pop Icon to the ARIA Hall of Fame, John Paul Young became the soundtrack for the countdown generation and beyond. John tells and sings his own story from Scottish immigrant to his place in Australian music history.John Paul Young is one of the most iconic artists in Australian music’s history, with over 4 million world wide album sales and numerous awards, which garnered him an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012,John received an Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to charity and the music industry.
From John’s first release with Pasadena, in 1972, he then went on to become the un-official co-presenter alongside Molly Meldrum on ABC TV’s Countdown and to the present day he has been a constant presence on the live music scene, in theatre with roles in the original Jesus Christ Superstar, Shout–The Johnny O’Keefe Story, Leader of the Pack–The Ellie Greenwich Story and most recently, Grease, The Musical. A stint in radio at NEW FM Newcastle saw him top the rating in Breakfast, Mornings and Afternoon time slots.
The Allstar Band features Warren “The Pig” Morgan, a founding member of The Allstar Band, who cut his teeth in the original Aztecs and who has been with John since the beginning and has been joined over the years by Greg Plimmer (Drums), Michael “China” Walker (Keyboards & Guitar), Paul Kirtley (percussion), Donnie Whitworth (Bass) and rejoining the band after 34 years and an ongoing successful solo career is, Floyd Vincent (aka Greg Patterson) on guitar.At this point we would like to pay tribute to our brother in arms, Ronnie “Rockwell T James” Peel, the other founding member of The Allstar Band, who we lost earlier this year and also, great thanks for many years of devoted service to Juan Gonzales, who has set his sights on returning to the Philippines to endure a semi-retirement of sun, sea and endless cocktails.
VENUE: BICENTENNIAL HALL
RUNNING TIME: 2 hrs 30 mins
INTERVAL: 20 mins