1949 – Born Charles Edward
Boyter on the 15th
of April at Windsor, NSW.
Charley has played guitar for
many years with Gordon Parsons and Glenn Jones and also backed
Stan Coster, Tracy Coster, Trevor Day, Jimmy Little, Reg
Lindsay, Nev Nichols, Buster Noble, Chad Morgan, Anne
Kirkpatrick, Joy McKean, Heather McKean, Brian Letton, Reg
Poole, Terry Gordon, Owen Blundell, James Blundell, Ian
Betteridge, Harold Williams, Rex Dallas, Shaza Leigh, Ivy
Sommerfield, and many others. Charley has also appeared in New
Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea (with Slim Dusty), Solomon
Islands (with Slim Dusty), Los Angeles, China Lake Marine Base
California Nashville USA.
1975 - Charley joined Slim
Dusty's backing band and toured with Slim around Australia, New
Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Stayed with Slim for 20 years.
1990 - Invited to join the
"Legends Of Guitar" with Barry Thornton and Lindsay Butler.
1993 – Inducted into the Hands
of Fame, Tamworth NSW.
1994 - Appeared on live concerts
and was a guest on Jenny Seaton's Breakfast Show on Channel 7.
1996 - Tamworth Festival saw
the release of the "Legends Of Guitar" album with Lindsay Butler
and Barry Thornton on Selection Records.
Tour with Barry Thornton and Lindsay
Butler and the Gunbarrell Highwaymen, Terry Gordon, Owen
Blundell and Reg Poole. He also toured Hermannsburg,
with Barry Thornton and Shorty Ranger.
1997 - He recorded a duet album
of short verse recitals with good mate Kelly Dixon.
2006 - The release of Charley’s
third album “Play Charley” recorded at Kross Kut Records. So far
it has won Tasmanian / New Zealand Instrumental of the Year,
Australian Country Recording Awards Instrumental of the Year,
NSW Gold Medallion and Gidgee Coal Award Instrumental of the
Year. All well deserved wins.
2011 – Awarded Medal of the
Order of Australia for “Service to the performing arts as a
country music entertainer”