Rocky CAMERON (2005)
1944 - Born Vernon Hugh
Cameron on December 27th
At nine months of age,
known as the “Yodelling Baby.”
He actually taught himself to yodel before he could
1952 – At 8 year old he made his singing debut on
Australia’s Amateur Hour.
He also sang live on Sydney radio stations, appeared on
country music concerts.
1953 - He made his only recording “My Mum and Dad” and
“My Mother’s Prayer”. Both songs written by Ken Taylor He maybe
the youngest artist to record on 78’s.
Continued to appear on country concerts as well as
touring for a number of weeks with Ashtons Circus.
1956 – With the introduction of television in Australia
he entered the first televised talent quest.
1967 – Appeared on a televised Australian Amateur hosted
by Terry Dear. He was then offered a contract by Bobby Limb to
appear with Bobby and Shirley Bassey for a month on the show
“The Rhythm Express” at the Tivoli Theatre in Sydney.
Up until he left school he regularly appeared on country
concerts, with his siblings Nerril and Ian as “The Western
Stars”, appearing with artist such as Frank Ifield, Johnny
Ashcroft, Kedvin King, Reg Lindsay.
After leaving school he performed mainly at private
functions with only occasional appearances on country music
1990 – Moved to Tamworth where he had more time to
devote to his music and toured with “Tamworth On Parade”.
He released two albums – “Me and My Guitar” and a gospel
“Ready To Go”.
2001 – Moved from Tamworth and settled in western New
2005 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.
2016 - Passed away on the 9th