Ellie LAVELLE (1980)
1934 - Born Ellie Jean Mary Therese Lavelle in Kyogle on
She started her career in 1960 and recorded for Sunset
Records and EMI.
Ellie along with Mick Finn and Johnny Greenwood
established the Modern Country Music Association which later
became The Australian Country Music Association.
She also organised talent for the ABC TV Show
‘Barnstorm’ which she co-hosted with Johnny Paine and ran a
successful entertainment and booking agency.
After a career of 21 years she retired.
In 1980 she was induced into
"Hands of Fame".