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Ellie LAVELLE (1980)

Ellie Lavelle

1934 - Born Ellie Jean Mary Therese Lavelle in Kyogle on March 25th.

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 Tamworth’s "Hands of Fame".