Trevor DAY (1978)
1931 - Trevor Day was born on
3rd November, 1931
in a little farmhouse at Lorne, in the north coast timberlands
of New South Wales,
Shortly afterwards, the family managed to secure a small
property (3/4 hectare) at Foxes Creek near Kendall, and it was
there that Trevor spent most of his first eighteen years,
helping his father driving timber jinkers.
Trevor was influenced by the
music of Tex Morton.
1950’s - Trevor's musical
career started in the mid fifties when he moved to Eastwood in
he bought his first guitar at age 20.
close friends with Les Partell and Pat Ware who helped encourage
him into the country music scene.
During this time he was very active, singing around the
suburban hotels, making regular appearances on the old Harbour
Showboat “Kalang”, and for eighteen months being heard regularly
on 2SM's "On the Trail" programme.
Trevor toured with
Morgan, Rick and Thel Shows.
1953 – Diagnosed with TB he was
told that it was so far advanced he had only a short time to
live. A second opinion with another doctor revealed it was only
double pneumonia. After he recovered he put a show on the road
with Rex Dallas, Bill Kelly and Bruce Lear, but it was not
Trevor then did a brief tour
with Reg Lindsay and Judy Stone and met up with Chad Morgan.
This led to a three year association with
1959 - His first recording
session was for EMI in
most memorable song of the four recorded during that session was
"The Boy Soldier," which retained its popularity for several
decades: so much so, that the song was re-recorded as the title
track for Trevor's first Hadley album twenty years later.
His first album with EMI was not
a success as the recording was of poor quality,
He then took a ten year spell
from entertaining, firstly establishing a successful trucking
business, then selling it and re-established himself in
Late 60’s early 70’s – Signed
with the Hadley label and released four EP’s
1978 - Trevor was inducted
He was also awarded South Australian Living Legend Award for his
contribution to country music. The only two other artists to
gain this award have been Slim Newton and Les Partell.
After a conversation with Slim Dusty he again recorded
an album on Hadley.
1979 – Toured with Rick and Thel for a couple of months.
1980 – Did a short tour of
1996 - Norm Scott Pioneer Award –
Australasian Country Music Living Legend
Award - Prime TV Kempsey C.M. Festival
Stan Coster Memorial Bush
Ballad Awards – Songwriter with “An Empty Plate” and Comedy Song
with “The Homemade Chair”.
An astute student of the nature of
mankind, Trevor Day has become one of
top songwriters, and has the unusual ability to succinctly
capture the simple joys and sorrows of human existence.
His success in country music is probably due to his
down-to-earth, easy-going way. He is a stickler for
the Aussies, and has rarely recorded an overseas song.
Trevor also prefers to sing with just his guitar backing, or a
couple of mates along for company, rather than with a big band.