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Harold WILLIAMS (1987)

Harold Williams

1948 – Born on June 23rd at Rylstone, NSW.

Harold Williams began his first Australia wide tour at the age of sixteen with his famous father, the late Buddy Williams.

This was to be the first of countless tours all over Australia and New Zealand, playing at all sorts of venues from Sydney's Hordern Pavilion for the "Tex Ritter UNICEF Show" to the most isolated aboriginal missions deep in the Australian Northern Territory.

During that time, Harold cut three albums for RCA Records and became one of the youngest country artists to record for that company.   He then made recordings with a couple of small independent record labels in Victoria and New South Wales. Around the year 1969, Harold decided he wanted a break from the music business and took on a job as a truck driver, covering the long haul between Kempsey and Melbourne.  

However, in the early 1970s his love of country music lured him back to the Buddy Williams Show and once again he completed tour after tour around Australia.

In 1980 Harold settled in Manilla, New South Wales (a small town close to Tamworth) working with the Lindsay Butler Band playing at clubs, concerts and festivals through the eastern states of Australia.

His album record release for Hadley Records in 1984 featured some of his most requested stage show songs, including a parody, "Me and Sheryl McGraw," (Me and Bobby McGee.)

Harold is a showman to his bootstraps, and a fine stage guitarist with a personality that shines.

1987 – Inducted into the Hands of Fame.