Song

The Newcastle Song: BOB HUDSON

+ scroll down for Rak Off, Normie! by Maureen Elkner

Australian singles chart:
The Newcastle Song entered the Kent Music Report on 6 January 1975 and was a #1 hit. The song was #7 on the Top 100 of 1975.

Album:
The song is on The Newcastle Song which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 20 January 1975 and peaked at #6.

Songwriter:
Bob Hudson

Producer:
Chris Neal

BONUS CLIP BELOW: Rak Off, Normie! by Maureen Elkner

Wikipedia:
The Parthenon, mentioned in The Newcastle Song, didn’t actually exist on Hunter Street in 1974. It was a generic name used to cover all the Greek Milk Bars that were extremely popular in Newcastle at the time of the song. However, before long, an entrepreneur sensed an opportunity and the Parthenon Milk Bar opened for business in Hunter Street west, near the Cambridge Hotel, and became popular with late night revellers.
Read More: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Newcastle_Song

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Also enjoy: Girls in Our Town by Margret Roadknight (written by Bob Hudson)

BONUS CLIP
In 1975, Maureen Elkner released the single Rak Off, Normie! which told of the encounter in Bob Hudon’s Newcastle Song from the young lady’s point of view, and her later life of regret with another man after spurning Norm’s advances.
It was a #11 hit on the Kent Music Report and was #85 on the Top 100 of 1975.
Songwriters: Chris Neal, Bob Hudson
Producer: Chris Neal

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