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Lenore MILLER-SOMERSET (2006)

Lenore Miller-Somerset

1931 - Born in Queensland on February 17, 1931.

It was at a very early age Lenore learnt to play guitar.

1945 - Made her first recordings with her uncle, the Yodelling Jackaroo ‘Buddy Williams’ these early recordings include; “Bushland Paradise” and “Brown Eyed Sweetheart of Mine”. She was known as Queensland’s Yodelling Jillaroo. Toured with Buddy Williams.

1958 - Moved to Melbourne with her husband and their son. It was with her husband’s encouragement Lenore resumed singing lessons and started performing again. Her love was folk music and she made numerous appearances including Reg Lindsay’s Country and Western Hour and Graham Kennedy.

1965 - Recorded her first LP titled ‘Australia Past’ in1965 for W&G Records, Melbourne.
Recorded a number of her own albums.

1967 - Invited to entertain along side Patti Newton, Denise Drysdale and  The Strangers in Vietnam. The concerts were held throughout southern Vietnam for the Australian troops at Nui Dat, right up to Pleiku for the American Defence Forces.    

2006 - Inducted into the Hands of Fame. In Sydney she was to do an album with the help of fellow musician Doug Owen although it was never meant to be. Passed away on Tuesday, October 17