Lenore MILLER-SOMERSET (2006)
- Born in
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
Yodelling Jillaroo. Toured with Buddy Williams.
1958 - Moved to
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
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
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