Eddie LOW (1983)
Born on May 14th.
As he was born totally blind he spent much of his childhood at
the Blind Institute in
While there he developed his musical talent, becoming a member
of the Institute Band and winning a number of talent quests.
1956 – Age 12 he underwent a series of operations which
gained him partial sight in his left eye.
1960’s - Joined the
He was also a member of the
before moving on to become a member of the
1970 - Released two singles, "You Better Sit Down
Kids"/"I Want To Be Free" and "It Don't Hurt Anymore"/"Save The
Last Dance For Me". This was followed by an EP called "Eddie Low
- On A Mini Record - The Voice In A Million" and an album called
"The Voice In A Million".
Started to get work outside of
1971 – Released four more singles, another EP and an
album. The singles were "Tumbleweed"/"A Star Fell From Heaven",
"Help Me Make It Through The Night"/"The Night We Called It A
Day", "Goom Ba Summer"/"A Stranger In My Place" and "Bonnie
Please Don't Go"/"Colour My World". The EP was "Eddie Low -
Live" and the album "The Golden Voice Of Eddie Low".
on an EP called "Eddie Low and John Hore Live" and a year later
the two of them released an album called "We Should Be
1972 - In October he was
invited by the Country Music Association of America to take part
in the Grand Ole Opry birthday celebrations held in
Recorded "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers"/"Walk Hand In Hand" at
the RCA Studios in Nashville.
Two other singles also came out in 1972, "One Way Wind"/"Five
Little Fingers" and "Pokarekare Ana"/"Lodi".
1973 - Returned to
and continued to wow the audiences. He was invited to tour
and went on an extended tour for six months. The singles went
quiet for a couple of years until Joe Brown released an album
called "The Best Of Eddie Low" in 1974.
1975 - Three new singles were released, "You're
Everything That Love Is Supposed To Be"/"Impossible Dream",
"Daddy What If"/"Scarlet Ribbons" and "I Just Wish You Were
Someone I Love"/"The Pain Continues".
1976 - Two albums released reflecting his international
status was released.
In the late seventies Eddie
moved to Australia
to live. He regularly appeared on the club scene as well as
radio and television.
1980 - Signed a new recording contract with RCA and
1980 and 1984 - Released a further eleven singles for
them, along with five albums. The albums were "Sings", "Easy
Temptations", "Blue Smoke", "Country Greats" and "Heart and
1983 –Inducted into the
Country Music Hands of Fame in