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From Kylie to Barnesy, Gudinski put Australian music on the map – Sydney Morning Herald

Michael Gudinski did a great deal to change perceptions of what Australian musicians could do on the stage, in the recording studio and in the business.



Michael Gudinski and Skyhooks singer Graham Shirley Strachan circa 1970s.
Its hard to comprehend in these days when the international success of, say, Sia and Tame Impala is hardly noteworthy, but when Gudinski first started out as an 18-year-old promoter in 1970, Australia was still something of a musical backwater. True, the Redcliffe-raised Bee Gees had repatriated to the UK and enjoyed success on both sides of the Atlantic, and the Easybeats, also foreign-born, had notched up a hit in Britain…

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