Slim Dusty

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Slim Dusty
Birth name David Gordon Kirkpatrick
Born 13 June 1927(1927-06-13)
Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Died 19 September 2003(2003-09-19) (aged 76)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1938–2003
Labels Regal Zonophone, EMI
Associated acts Joy Mckean, Anne Kirkpatrick
Website www.slimdusty.com.au

David Gordon "Slim Dusty " Kirkpatrick AO, MBE (13 June 1927—19 September 2003) was an Australian country music singer-songwriter and producer. He performed for nearly 70 years. Australian poets Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson influenced his songs. Many of his songs were about Australian bush life or trucking. Dusty was the first Australian to have a number one hit song. The song was Pub With No Beer written by Gordon Parsons.[1] He has 37 Golden Guitar and two ARIA awards. He is in the ARIA Hall of Fame and the Country Music Roll of Renown. At the time of his death at the age of 76, Dusty was working on his 106th album for EMI Records. In 2007 he sold more than seven million recordings in Australia.

Honours and milestones[change | edit source]

Slim Dusty was Australia's most successful and prolific musical artist. He had more Gold and Platinum albums than any other Australian artist.[2] Slim Dusty was also:[3]

References[change | edit source]