Clem ROGERS (2008)
1923 - Born Neville (Jack) Douglas Kyle on the 20th November in
Kempsey. Grew up in the Nulla Nulla Creek area of Kempsey.
At age 14 he started to play the guitar. He taught himself by
listening to records. He later sold this guitar to Slim Dusty.
Wrote his first song at 19.
1945 - Slim Dusty was to play at Tamworth but was unable to go
so asked Clem to go. This was the start of his career.
Made a number of process
Clem made a significant contribution to the development of
country music through his songwriting, singing and recordings.
Called himself "The Australian Yodeller".
Although he was primarily a guitarist he could also play the
2008 - Inducted into the Hands of Fame.
2012 - Passed away on the 3rd of July.