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Don GRESHAM (1985)

Don Gresham

1931 - Born in Murwillumbah on July 16th.

After leaving school, Don worked in the rural industry. He was very interested in country music, with his favourites being Buddy Williams, Tex Morton, Ernest Tubb, Gene Autry

1947 - After seeing Buddy Williams performing, his father bought him a Tex Morton guitar which he learnt to play by correspondence.

I965 - Don put down his first EP on the Sunset label, and by 1973 had released three more EP’s.

1970’s -  Don and Noela published “The Country Music Newsletter” as a quarterly, as a promotional aid for country music record releases. It was sent to 12 countries and to many subscribers throughout Australia.

1974 - Don formed his own record label "Koala records" and has recorded 300 songs.

 Don and his wife Noela presented the first country programme on 2NCR-FM, which ran for six years.

In 1991 and 1997, Don visited Canada and appeared on Earl and Martha Heywoods’ Canada Barn Dance Club. He also had the pleasure to meet Wilf Carter on stage during Wilf’s last tour at the age of 95.

 Don was inducted into the "Hands of Fame" in 1985.

2001 – Passed away on the 2nd of October.

 

After leaving school, Don worked in the rural industry. He was very interested in country music, with his favourites being Buddy Williams, Tex Morton, Ernest Tubb, Gene Autry

1947 - After seeing Buddy Williams performing, his father bought him a Tex Morton guitar which he learnt to play by correspondence.

I965 - Don put down his first EP on the Sunset label, and by 1973 had released three more EP’s.

1970’s -  Don and Noela published “The Country Music Newsletter” as a quarterly, as a promotional aid for country music record releases. It was sent to 12 countries and to many subscribers throughout Australia.

1974 - Don formed his own record label "Koala records" and has recorded 300 songs.

 Don and his wife Noela presented the first country programme on 2NCR-FM, which ran for six years.

In 1991 and 1997, Don visited Canada and appeared on Earl and Martha Heywoods’ Canada Barn Dance Club. He also had the pleasure to meet Wilf Carter on stage during Wilf’s last tour at the age of 95.

 Don was inducted into the "Hands of Fame" in 1985.

2001 – Passed away on the 2nd of October.