Pete SKOGLUND (1978)
1928 – Born on the 8th
of September. Involved in music in his childhood playing the
1945 – Purchased a guitar and yodelling became his
passion. Soon he was performing at concerts and then touring
and South Australia.
1948 – Won a yodelling championship.
1939 – Singing on trans-Atlantic passenger cargo world
trips. Pioneer in singing commercials –the G. J. Coles
commercial was used nationwide for 15 years.
1951 – 1957 –Was part of “The Yakka Trail Blazers” with
regular spots on radio stations and country shows.
1952 - Toured with Reg Lindsay. BEA Records put the
commercial on an album. This was the first country music
yodelling album released in
1956 – Spotlight Records released an LP “Yodelling Boy”
with 8 of his yodelling songs.
1958 – Released his second album, a 10 inch (250mm) LP
on Spotlight Records.
1963 – Toured the Orient then did shipboard entertaining
on several cruises plus touring England,
1966 – Pete’s song “The Ringing Reindeer” was recorded
by Welsh singer Deke Layne on the Fontana label.
1967 – 1975 – Performed at numerous shows with 3DB.
for 6 months.
1970 – Jonny Farnham released his version of “The
1977 – Toured for six months through the USA
1978 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame. Released a
double album on the Hadley label.
1979 – ABC Radio interviewed Pete and taped some of his
songs for overseas broadcasts.
2007 – Passed away on May 31st
at Tweed Heads, NSW.