Australian singles charts:
Farewell Aunty Jack entered the Kent Music Report on 7 January 1974 and was a #1 hit. The song was #7 on the Top 100 of 1974.
The song is on Aunty Jack Sings Wollongong by (The Cast of) Aunty Jack which entered the Kent Music Report album chart on 25 November 1974 and peaked at #39.
Rory O’Donoghue, Grahame Bond
Grahame Bond, Rory O’Donoghue
The music was written by Rory O’Donoghue, who also did the singing as the character “Thin Arthur”, whereas “Aunty Jack” (Grahame Bond) provided wise-cracks and other spoken commentary to the lyrics, addressed to the listener and the singer.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farewell_Aunty_Jack
Aunty Jack (Grahame Bond) looked like a cuddly pantomime dame – until you noticed her moustache, boxing glove and baritone. Older viewers were horrified, but their kids loved her from night one.
Read more: www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jan/29/how-aunty-jack-brought-colour-to-australia
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