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Gordon Parsons Memorial
Gordon Parsons Memorial
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

Sculpture commemorates Country Music singer Gordon Parsons who was born 1926 and raised in rugged hill country near Bellingen, New South Wales.

 Following success on Australia`s Amateur Hour, Gordon recorded for EMI in 1946, the session including the classics Back To Those Rolling Plains and Where The Bellinger River Flows. He toured with a succession of circus and variety shows, and in the 1980s recorded for Selection Records. He is best known for writing the Slim Dusty hit "A Pub With No Beer". Gordon Parsons-"The Yodelling Bushman"-was elevated to the Roll Of Renown in 1982 and died 1990.

Location

Address:Kable Avenue, Bicentennial Park, Tamworth, 2340
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.093561
Long: 150.929393
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts
Monument Designer:Peter Latona
Link: http://www.acph.nicheit.com.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription

              GORDON PARSONS
     “THE YODELLING BUSHMAN”
                24.12.1926 - 17.8.1990

HE GAVE US SONGS OF THE AUSTRALIAN BUSH SUCH AS
        BACK TO THOSE ROLLING PLAINS,
WHERE THE BELLINGER RIVER FLOWS AND PERHAPS
HIS MOST FAMOUS SONG, THE PUB WITH NO BEER,
‘OLD NED’ WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR
        HIS CONTRIBUTION TO
AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY MUSIC.

A GIFT TO THE PUBLIC FROM THE
COUNTRY MUSIC FRATERNITY

SCULPTURE BY PETER LATONA

 

Source: MA,ACPH
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