4TR NEWS

 

Russell Morris

 

  • The highly acclaimed Apia Good Times Tour returns for its 7th. Anniversary with a line-up of Ausmusic’s all-time favourite music Allstars, kicking off in Bunbury (May 16th) and reaching its finale in Canberra (June 16th) with stops along the way including Perth, Adelaide, Geelong, Melbourne, Bendigo, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Tweed heads, Hobart, Launceston, Newcastle, Sydney and Thirroul. Featured artists this year include Brian Cadd, Ross Wilson, Joe Camilleri, Russell Morris, John Paul Young, Kate Ceberano, and Vika and Linda Bull.

 

Axiom 2

  • This week’s 4TR will feature some of the great hit songs that will be performed by these music legends on the tour, in our Years Ago post this week we feature the songs of Brian Cadd from his time with Ausmusic’s first supergroup Axiom – Arkansas Grass, A Little Ray of Sunshine and My Baby’s Gone.

 

Black sorrows - Harley and Rose

  • 4TR Special Feature this week focuses on the soulful songs of Joe Camilleri and the Bull sisters, in collaboration as the Black Sorrows in the later 80’s and early 90’s – we profile two of their biggest hits this week in Chained to the Wheel and Harley and Rose.

 

Dingoes 2

  • Our ARIA Hall of Fame Heroes this week are the bluesy country rock ensemble the Dingoes who were a seminal force in Ausmusic in the 70’s and scored with the Kerryn Tolhurst composition Way Out West, which returned to the charts nearly twenty years later when James Reyne and James Blundell duetted and took the song to a national #2 hit.

 

Delta goodrem Album art

  • As Delta Goodrem has faded from the charts and segued to a career as a celebrity judge fixture on The Voice and X Factor talent shows, it’s sometimes easy to forget just how dominant she was as a performer throughout the years 2002-2009. Numerous #1 albums and hit singles were testimony to her stunning arrival on the Ausmusic scene, beginning with her breakthrough smash album Innocent Eyes which sold over 4 million copies internationally and her first hit single Born to Try, a #1 hit in Australia and NZ, #3 in the UK and top twenty throughout Europe, which we revisit in our ARIA Winner Flashback feature this week.

 

Aust Crawl - James reyne

  • James Reynes was the luminous front man for famous Ausmusic band Australian Crawl for much of the 70’s and 80’s and their brand of coastal casualness, sardonic lyrics and social satire won many fans. Famous for Reynes clipped sometimes indecipherable vocal style, he delivered his most memorable composition, Reckless in a graceful and refined manner which convinced APRA that this was one of the 30 Best Australian Songs from the period 1926-2001.

 

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