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Hey True Blue

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The long-awaited life story of John Williamson: an Australian icon, a much-loved legend of the music industry and man of the land.

The joy after all is in the journey, or being what you really wanna be . . .

The son of a wheat farmer, John Williamson grew up with an appreciation of the land and all things Australian. His career was kickstarted with a self-proclaimed silly
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published July 23rd 2014 by Michael Joseph / Penguin Aus
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Roderick Baxter
Jan 06, 2015 Roderick Baxter rated it it was amazing
I don't generally like to read biographies but this one was exceptional. I think I enjoyed it mainly because it was about a subject that is close to my heart, namely, living in Australia. I compare it favourably to Four Fires by Bryce Courtney. Growing up in the 50's and 60's was both a unique and interesting experience. Williamson has captured the Australian essence perfectly. Only another born and bred Aussie can relate to the spirit captured, firstly in his songs and now in this book.
Aug 30, 2014 Danielle rated it it was ok
Having grown up in country NSW, John Williamson's music left in indelible ink on my childhood. My dad was always a fan of his particular brand of Australian folk/bush balladeer music and thus it was playing around the house and in the car a lot when I was growing up. In fact, the first concert I ever remember going to was when I was about five and Dad took me to a Williamson concert in at the Mudgee Regent Theatre. I learnt a lot through Williamson's music - Australian narrative, the beauty of ...more
Jason Duncan
Down to earth - a great ambassador for Australia.
Couldn't be a more fair dinkum ... a pleasure to read.
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I enjoyed the way song lyrics wrapped around each chapter. This book was made more memorable as an audio book read by the author Hearing his voice added authenticity to the story.
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