Mick FINN (1996)
1922 - Born in McLean on the 24th
grew up in the Kyogle district and as a youngster he heard Jimmy
Rogers on a gramophone and decided it was his kind of music.
1929 – At the age of 7, he leant to play the guitar
After singing in the area as a teenager, he then moved
where in 1946 wrote the song "Bernborough."
1949 - Mick moved to
continued his country music activities - he was founding member
of the Modern Country Music Association, now known as A.C.M.A.
and editor of Queensland’s
country music times. He was vice-president of the A.C.M.A. For a
1973 was awarded life membership.
After a few recordings he concentrated on writing and
his exceptional musical ability.
Mick has provided backing of drums, base and harmonica
on many recordings.
His best songs include "Bernborough," "An Old Hill-Billy
from Wayback," "Room Full of Old Gold Records," "This Old Train"
and "Aboriginal Boy." Mick was very proud that Buddy Williams
recorded three of his songs!
1991 – He retired from entertaining.
1996 - Inducted into the
Hands of Fame.
2002 - Passed away on the 25th