Arthur BLANCH (1978)
– Born November 1st
at Wollun NSW (near Armidale).
- Won Australia’s
- Wins first place in the talent quest in Lismore at the 2LM
Radio Ranch Concert.
Shepherd” he was signed to the Australian record company Rodeo
– February Marries Berice in Glen Innes
- March 4 daughter Jewel born.
- Recorded “Strange Little Girl” for EMI and made the Top 40
charts. Recorded “Meet the
Family” for W&G Records.
December, Travelled to America did a
few shows and television spots also recorded a single for Dot
Records “Maker of Raindrops and Roses”.
in USA for all of
- Spent the three years working the NSW Club circuit and
Travelled as the chief entertainers on the “SS
Australis” world cruise. On their return they went back to the
states The Blanch Family spent 10 years in America.
- The Capitol record’s, Hollywood signed the
Blanch Family and renamed them the Blanch’s.
– Arthur as solo and “The Blanch’s “(trio) were based in
Los Angeles and toured and performed across
1978- The Blanch Family visit Tamworth for the ACM Awards. Arthur is inducted into the
Hands of Fame in Tamworth.
Arthur also releases “The Little Man’s got the Biggest Smile in
Town” for Mike Curb Records in
Los Angeles. The single did well on
Billboard, Cash Box and Record World Charts.
– Wound down their American operation to settle back in Australia.
Jewel was inducted into the Hands of Fame in
– Settled near Brisbane and commuted to
to complete contracts.
– Arthur and Jewel are signed to CBS
Australia and then released
“The Lady and the Cowboy” album. They then make the Video for
“The Lady and the Cowboy” to go with the album.
Golden Guitar for Album of the Year “The Lady and the Cowboy”
recorded with Jewel.
- Golden Guitar for Album of the Year with “Too Late for
– Golden Guitar for Male Vocalist of the Year with “I’ve Come a
–Golden Guitar for Male Vocalist of the Year with “What Do
Lonely People Do”. Appointed Honorary Ambassador for the 1987
Queensland Expo ’88 and promotes the expo while on tour in the
– Arthur and Berice based in
Nashville. Arthur tours, performs and
records across the USA.
- Appears on the Grand Ol’ Opry.
- Arthur’s “Love Walked In” album was successfully marketed on
US television. He also releases
three Gospel albums Worldwide.
- Released his “Homecoming” album during the Tamworth Country
Music Festival. Also appeared on the Grand Ol’ Opry. He is the
fourth Aussie to appear on the Opry.
- Released the album “The Blanch Family in the 60’s”.
They are now based back home permanently.
- Elevated onto the Roll of Renown in
Tamworth. Releases “Gems and A Few Jewels” Vol 1.
– Inducted into the “Galaxy of Stars” in
Tamworth and released “Gems and A Few Jewels” Vol 2.
– Releases “Gems and A Few Jewels” Vol 3. People’s Choice Awards
– Best Heritage Song with “The Outback’s Come to Town”.
– Released “Samplings from the Early Sessions” on CD.
Arthur continues to score Top 10 singles in the
country charts, performs at many of the big festivals, as well
as “The Arthur Blanch Show”.
Gold Medallion Awards – Male Vocalist of the Year.
Gold Medallion Awards –Male Vocalist of the Year.
Released his new song, "And My Dad" to radio just in time for
Arthur’s 60th anniversary year in his career as a recording
Arthur is currently song-writing and promoting his new album.
His first single which is the title track, "How Can I Thank
You", was being widely played on radio and the Australian
Defence Department has sent a copy to all troops deployed
– Released the album “Whatever Floats Your Boat”.