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Buddy WESTON (1993)

Buddy Weston

1943 – Born on August 10th in Aberdeen, Scotland.

1949 – Immigrated to Australia.

1957 – Became interested in country music whilst working on a property in western Queensland.

1957 – Won a talent quest at “Hides Hotel” in Cairns. Toured with Gordon Parsons and then Tex Morton.

Early 1960’s – Began touring as a solo artist.

1962 – Toured New Guinea.

1963 -1967 – Toured with Buddy Williams.

1967 – Won first prize in “The Australian Country Music Convention” in Brisbane.

1968 – Toured with Chad Morgan for three months before teaming up with “Doc” Riley and Fred Thompson to form “The Country Coasters” and toured throughout Queensland for three years. Then had his own travelling show.

1975 – Buddy toured in the USA.

1978 – Moved to Tamworth and recorded with “Opal Records” “Easy Country”.

1982 – Recorded “Take Him Fishing”.

Wrote “Thistles on the Hillside” about his early childhood and memories of Scotland. Brian Young recorded this song and won a Golden Guitar in 1991 in the Heritage section.

Appeared in the Slim Dusty Movie where he sang two songs.

1993 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.