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Judy STONE (1984)

Judy Stone

1944 – Born on the first of January 1st in Sydney.

After travelling throughout the country with "The Reg Lindsay Show", Judy began touring with Col Joye and, before long, became a regular member of the popular T.V. show, "Bandstand". It was in the sixties that Judy's hit songs...I'll step down, Born a woman, 4003221 tears from now, established her as a recording artist as well as a T.V. star.

Since the "Bandstand" days, she has appeared on every major T.V. show in Australia and demand for her appearances has remained constant. Such is her popularity, that judy has been invited to perform with many Top International Artists on their Austrlian tours. They include: Sir Harry Secombe, Rolf Harris , Dick Emery, Johnny Mathis and Howard Keel.

The song that gained Judy the National Award in 1974, "Field of Stone", coupled with "Mare, Mare, Mare", earned Judy the distinction of being the first Australian Female Entertainer with two records concurrently featuring in the Top 40. In 1976, "Silver Wings and Golden Rings" firmly established her in the Country Pop scene. "Hasta Manana" added to her successes, proving a hit in Australia with credits from England and Scotland.

Recognition of Judy's immense talents has been overwhelming, with more than twenty awards from T.V. and Recording Performances, including three T.V. Logies and eight "MO" awards.

Judy has represented Australia three times at International Expositions, in Japan and the United States. Her recording and singing in other languages, Flemish and Italian, led to a hit record recorded in Japanese which enabled Judy to successfully perform in Japan's top nightclubs.

A memorable highlight of Judy's career occurred in 1986 when she signed a history making recording contract as the first foreign Female Performer with the Republic of China Record Company. In September 1986, to coincide with the release of her album, Judy was invited to Beijing to appear in a Television Special where she sang in Mandarin to her audience.

Whilst in China, Judy endeared herself to the Chinese people, further enhancing her reputation as one of Australia's most "PRECIOUS GEM'.

Throughout the nineties Judy Stone has performed in all major clubs and venues throughout Australia and starred in her own one woman cabaret show at the Tilbury Hotel in 1995. More recently Judy Stone has been a star performer in the Col Joye Show which has been touring Nationally.

1984 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.