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Clem ROGERS (2008)

Clem Rogers

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 violin.

2008 - Inducted into the Hands of Fame.

2012 - Passed away on the 3rd of July.