Australian musicians born in 1927

Here are 5 famous musicians from Australia were born in 1927:

John Hopkins

John Hopkins (July 19, 1927 England-September 30, 2013 Melbourne) was an Australian conductor.

He was renowned for his work as the music director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and also served as the Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Hopkins made numerous recordings with these orchestras and was highly regarded for his interpretations of works by contemporary composers, such as Benjamin Britten and William Walton. Additionally, he was a respected teacher and conductor of opera, working with companies around the world including the Royal Opera House in London and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Hopkins was honored with numerous awards during his career, including the Order of Australia and the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal.

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Ray Barrett

Ray Barrett (May 2, 1927 Brisbane-September 8, 2009 Gold Coast) also known as Raymond Charles Barrett, Ray or Raymond Charles "Ray" Barrett was an Australian actor, voice actor and singer.

Barrett started his career in the early 1950s as a radio announcer and drama performer. He then transitioned to television where he played lead roles in acclaimed TV shows such as "Spyforce" and "Barrier Reef". During his career, he also acted in films such as "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" and "The Earthling".

Barrett was renowned for his voice acting work and is best known for his iconic voice work featuring in popular TV shows such as "Thunderbirds" and "Stingray". He also lent his voice to the character of "John Tracy" in the popular TV show "Thunderbirds".

Barrett was a multi-talented artist and was proficient in playing piano and guitar. He recorded several albums including the popular single "The Best Things in Life Are Free". He was also awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 1996 for his services to the entertainment industry.

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Peter Cundall

Peter Cundall (April 1, 1927 Manchester-) also known as Cundall is an Australian soldier, presenter, conservationist, gardener and environmentalist.

Peter Cundall migrated to Australia in the 1950s and joined the Royal Australian Airforce as a Pilot Officer. He became a presenter on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Gardening Australia show for 17 years and is famous for his catchphrase: "And I'll see you in the garden!" Peter is also well-known for being a committed conservationist and advocate for sustainable living. Aside from his achievements in the entertainment industry, Peter is also an accomplished author who has written numerous books on gardening and environmentalism. In 2015, he was named a Member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to conservation and the preservation of Tasmania's heritage.

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Slim Dusty

Slim Dusty (June 13, 1927 Kempsey-September 19, 2003 Sydney) otherwise known as Slim Newton, Dusty, Slim or David Gordon Kirkpatrick was an Australian singer, songwriter and record producer. His children are called Anne Kirkpatrick and David Kirkpatrick.

His discography includes: Land of Lots of Time, Song of Australia, The Men From Nulla Nulla, West of Winton, Side by Side, A Piece of Australia, A Time to Remember, Beer Drinking Songs of Australia, Coming Home and Dusty Tracks.

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Alan Freeman

Alan Freeman (July 6, 1927 New South Wales-November 27, 2006) was an Australian disc jockey and radio personality.

He began his career in radio in the 1950s, but rose to national prominence in the 1960s as the host of the popular radio program, "Pick of the Pops". Freeman was known for his distinctive voice and catchphrases, including "Greetings, pop pickers!" and "Not 'Arf!" He also became well known for his extensive collection of pop music and encyclopedic knowledge of popular music history. Freeman also worked as a television presenter, hosting several music programs and game shows throughout his career. In 2005, he was inducted into the Australian Broadcasting Hall of Fame for his contributions to radio and television.

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