George MACK (1978)
1933 – Born George Macrokanis on
October 21st in
1940”s – Career started in the
late 40’s when he joined the “Trailblazers” as a singer and
guitar and mandolin player. His voice and instrumental ability
was an integral part of the Trailblazers.
This group performed regularly on 3XY radio station as
well as doing extensive travelling around Victoria.
Played mandolin on many
recordings, particularly the Hawking Brothers, Lionel Rose and
He was an early member of the
Australian Hillbilly Club and a foundation member of the Country
Music Guild of Australia. George co-produced the Guild’s first
album entitled “A Wider Range of Country”.
George was also a judge at the
early Australian Country Music Golden Guitars.
1978 – Inducted into the Hands of