Carole STURTZELL (2000)
1944 - Born on the 21st
Carole Sturtzel begin her career as an entertainer when she
joined a band called ’Tremors’.
She was no stranger to the stage
since she had studied piano, drama and calisthenics from the age
of three. Caroles father, Max was an accomplished tap dancer and
an excellent crooner so it’s no surprise that Carole has become
an exciting and inspirational performer.
1962 - Carole appeared with the
’THE PENNY ROCKETS’ on NWS 9’s ’WOODIES TEEN TIME’. This was the
start of a long and successful TV career which included Channel
9’s ’COUNTRY AND WESTERN HOUR’.’ADELAIDE
TONIGHT’-’BANDSTAND ’and channel 7’s ’SEVENTEENERS’ - ’STAIRWAY’
and ’COUNTRY STYLE’ to name but a few.
These pioneering days of
television gave Carole the opportunity to work with and be
influenced by many wonderful Australian and overseas artists.
Carole continued to perform at
most local and country dances that included Hotel Cabaret and
Dinner dances and country music festivals such as
Tamworth’s ’Country Music
Awards’ of Australia Festival.
Carole was also heard on 5AD’s
radio show ’WESTERN PARTY’ and a ’THE FOOTY SHOW’ on Adelaides
Recording came her way on 5DN
with ’THE BLUE STREAKS’. The recording charted well.
1980 - Carole formed her own band
’WILD OATS’and worked solidly around the many venues in Adelaide
and South Australia
concentrating on country rock.
1991 - Carole was inducted into
Barmera’s ’AVENUE OF HONOR’ and in 1994 she was crowned
’S.A.QUEEN OF COUNTRY MUSIC’ at the South Australian Music
2000 - The song ’MOTHER KNOWS
BEST’, a duet performed by Carole and her now famous daughter
Beccy Cole, reached the final five nominations for a ’Golden
Guitar Award’ for vocal collaboration at the ’Tamworth CMAA
2000 - Carole was inducted to
into the ’HANDS OF FAME PARK’ at
Tamworth in a joint
ceremony with Daughter Beccy.
Carole is one of the first of Adelaide’s top female
singers to break through into early television in the early
sixties making her a pioneer of that so very early period.