Joyce DURDIN (2003)
1931 – Kevin was born on the 20th
1934 – Joyce was born on the 23rd
1951 – Kevin and Joyce married
and began a singing career. The entered a number of
competitions, one of which was on BTV6 Ballarat, which they won.
This launched their career.
1950’s – They travelled to
regularly to appear on the Reg Lindsay television show.
1968 – Signed to Hadley Records
and released 4 records on that label. Recorded other songs and
backed the Hawking Brothers. There biggest hit was titled “The
1970 – Toured with the “Gavan
Arden Country and Western Show” around Victoria and NSW. The
tour ended in Tamworth.
It was not a very successful tour.
1971 – Toured with Buddy William which went around
in particular the Aboriginal missions of
1973 – Formed their own band
called “The Durdins”. The performed on Friday and Saturday
nights for over 22 years.
1988 – Went to America
for a holiday, but ended up performing at the Quality Inn Hotel
in Nashville as well as
on the paddle wheeler “The Mississippi”.
2002 – Released a CD titled “The
2003 – Inducted into the Hands of
2006 – Toured the north island
of New Zealand.
Inducted into the New Zealand
Hall of Fame.
2007 – Awarded Seniors of the
Presented with their award at Government House.