Zeta BURNS (2015)
1928 – Born Zeta Brose in Ayr North Queensland on
Zeta became interested in music as a child and was
influenced by Dorothy Juniper.
Favourite artists were Tex
Morton and June Holms.
1940’s – Toured with the
Gene Leroy 4QR Concert Party and became a regular
artist on Gene’s live
radio programme, “The Town
Hall Midday Show”
1942 – Age 14, Zeta meets Tex Morton in
1943 – Age 15, moves to
later to Toowoomba where she buys her first guitar from Cliff
1945 - 48 - Performs in and
She is billed as “Queensland
1946 – Meets Shirley Thoms.
1947 – Meets Buddy Williams.
1948 – Zeta joins Eric Turin (of
“Sundowners” fame) and went on her first travelling show with
the Lester Follies.
the first tour for Gordon Parsons.
1949 – Marries and career starts
to take a back seat.
Over the next few years Zeta performed on stage with
many top artists of the time.
Dusty Rankin, Monty Fayne,
Ron Peters, Joan Ridgeway – plus others
1952 – Zeta dropped out of entertaining, which took up
all of her time until…
1979 – She brushed off the
cobwebs and started to move around various club functions.
1980 – Records an EP.
1981 – Records a single, which was to unveil the grave
of June Holms.
Later that year she appeared on an LP
coupled with June Holms.
1982 – Guest artist at Dubbo’s Easter Country Festival
the following Easter (1983) guest artist at Poley Everett’s
Easter Festival, Gloucester.
Records a single in June and again in
1985 – Started touring with Ian Hands.
Released six records with “Queensland Country Smile
2015 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame. Released “The