Geoff Mack

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Geoff Mack

Birth nameAlbert Geoffrey McElhinney
Born20 December 1922
Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia
Died21 July 2017 (aged 94)
Benowa, Gold Coast, Australia
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, aircraft mechanic
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1944–2017

Albert Geoffrey "Geoff" McElhinney OAM (20 December 1922 – 21 July 2017), better known as Geoff Mack, was an Australian country singer-songwriter. He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia on 13 June 2005 with the citation, For service to country music and to the community,through support for senior citizens' groups.[1] As a songwriter, he wrote "I've Been Everywhere"[2] which was an Australian hit for Lucky Starr in April 1962.[3] More than 130 cover versions have been recorded.[4]

Mack died on 21 July 2017 in Benowa, Gold Coast, Australia of dementia-related complications at the age of 94.

References[change | change source]

  1. "McELHINNEY, Albert Geoffrey". It's an Honour - Honours - Search Australian Honours. Government of Australia. 13 June 2005. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  2. ""IVE BEEN EVERYWHERE" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  3. McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Lucky Starr'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on August 3, 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  4. Douglas, Tim (16 January 2013). "And his song's been everywhere too". The Australian. Retrieved 15 August 2016.