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"Cowboy" Bob PURTELL (1988)

Bob Purtell

1937 – Born in West Wyalong, New South Wales, on the 10th of September.

1951 – Left school and entered the bakery trade, but had to give that away.

1958 – Worked as a labourer and seasonal worker up to 1958.

1959 – Moved to Sydney and stated a gardening business.

1962 – Started driving trucks.

1969 – Age 32 entered the Country music business with the help of Bill Kelly and Kevin King.

Made 9 appearances on the Reg Lindsay Country Music Show from Brisbane on QTQ9.

1974 – Released his first album on the Festival label.

1975 – Appeared on the John Burles 2KY program.

1976 – Won a Golden Guitar for best New Talent.

Bob was now getting a lot of airplay on South Australian radio and then on 2UE Sydney.

1981 – Released “Cross Country Cowboy” which was recorded at Smoky Dawson’s Ranch.

This was followed with appearances on the Frank Ifield TV Show.

The album “Black Sheep” was recorded on the Nev Nicholls "Nicholls’N’Dimes" label and released through RCA.

1988 – Inducted into the Tamworth Hands of Fame.