Caloundra Walk of Stars Gala Evening

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  • Location: Velvet Waters Rock 'n' Roll Restaurant, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

If you aren't aware, Caloundra's Walk of Stars was created with the vision of preserving Australia's musical heritage by paying tribute to the pioneers and artists who changed and assisted in its growth.  With over 50 stars in the main street of Caloundra (Bulcock Street), artists such as Jimmy Barnes, Bon Scott, Barry Sullivan, Marcie Jones, Frankie J Holden, Angry Anderson, Tony Worsley, Johnny Young and Normie Rowe have been inducted to name a few.  Caloundra's Walk of Stars has grown from strength to strength with artists actively seeking to be included, 

Music fans can attend this evening by phoning Velvet Waters Rock 'n' Roll Restaurant and reserving their spot.  The evening consists of red carpet and champagne on arrival, 3 course dinner, live entertainment and is the only way to witness the induction.

Mike Brady     "Up there Cazaly"

Jamie Dunn     "Hands Down" and TV identity "Agro"

Peter Moscos   "Burke & Wills"

Peter Cupples  "Stylus"

About the 'Caloundra's Walk of Stars'

Caloundra's Walk of Stars was the brainchild of sixties rocker Tony Worsley. His aim is to keep the stars of yesteryear alive for all time.

Music made so many people happy over the years, and now many of the stars who dedicated their lives to making music, suffer from the pitfalls of the industry such as drugs and alcohol or have been forgotten in the wake of modern music.

Tony wants them to be remembered for their wonderful achievements and contributions to Australian music, because without it, the world would be a much sadder place.

From Tony Worsley........

"In the early years of Australian rock, the so-called managers would pick you off the street if you were good looking and had a bit of a voice and record you, take you to great heights and then when they were finished with you, dump you to fend for yourself.

All I want to do is preserve the memories of these stars for all time to see, where our Rock 'n' Roll history came from. It's the only real documented culture we have.

So if you would like to be part of the "Caloundra's Walk of Stars", you can sponsor a star for $750.00.That's for life! on the main street of beautiful Caloundra.

An advertisement in a newspaper for one week would cost that! I know music at one stage would have made you happy, let's do the same.

Tony Worsley"

Such celebrities include Tony Worsley, Col Joye, Little Pattie, Ray Brown, Normie Rowe, Marcie Jones (& the cookies), Judy Stone, Michael Hutchence, Marc Hunter, Russell Murris, Easy Beats, The Seekers, Lucky Starr, Frankie Davidson, Jimmy Barnes, Ross Wilson, The Bee Gees and many more!

Inductees Bios

Mike Brady (born 28 February 1947 -) is an Australian musician most commonly associated with the Australian rules football anthems "Up There Cazaly", referring to 1920s and 30s St Kilda player Roy Cazaly and "One Day in September". "Up There Cazaly" topped the Australian singles charts in September 1979 and was briefly the best selling Australian single of all time. Both have become synonymous with Australian rules and are traditionally sung on AFL Grand Final day in September.

Early life and career
Brady was born in England in 1947 and migrated to Australia in the 1950's with his family. He was one-third of the 1960s pop duo MPD Ltd. which stood for Mike, Pete and Danny which had hits in Australia including "Little Boy Sad" and "Lonely Boy". The band toured Australia and played shows in Vietnam for Australia. After the break up of MPD Ltd., Brady continued to record occasionally including a top 10 hit with "Sympathy".

Up There Cazaly
He started working as a jinglewriter and was very successful. He also started his own record company "Full Moon Records" and a publishing company "Remix Publishing

In 1979, the Seven Network approached Brady to write a jingle promoting its AFL singer. The Mojo Singers had reached the top of the Australian charts with a single "C'mon Aussie C'mon" which had been written to promote World Series Cricket shown on Channel Nine and Seven was looking for a jingle to promote its Australian Rules broadcasts.

Brady wrote "Up There Cazaly" named after a phrase used by teammates to encourage Cazaly to take his spectacular marks and had since been used by Australian troops in World War 2. He worked with Pete Sullivan on recording the jingle.

The popularity of the jingle led to the release of the song credited to the Two-Man Band. It reached #1 in the Australian charts in September 1979 and was the most popular single recorded by an Australian artist that year. It sold 250,000 copies making it the most popular single released by an Australian artist in Australia ever at that stage.

Later career
Brady had established recording studios in Melbourne. In July 1980, Joe Dolce and his group the Joe Dolce Music Theatre recorded a song "Shaddup Your Face" that had been a success in Dolce's cabaret show in Brady's studios. Dolce took the song to Mushroom Records and Festival Records but neither label was interested. Dolce went back to Brady who agreed to finance the record.

By November 1980, the song had topped the Australian charts on its way to setting a new record as best selling Australian song in Australia ever. Elton John had made a bid for the rights but had been knocked back. By February 1981, "Shaddup You Face" had reached the top of the UK charts and was becoming an international hit in Europe and the US. The song would sell four million copies worldwide Elton John had persuaded Andrew Sachs of Fawlty Towers to record a version but it failed to chart.

Since then, Brady has continued to work in advertising writing jingles. He has continued to write material for AFL. In the early 1980's, he reworked "Up There Cazaly" into a theme song for the Sydney Swans relocation into Sydney. He wrote "One Day in September" about the AFL grand final and recorded versions of many of the AFL teams theme songs for an album in 1987. Brady also cowrote and produced another popular AFL jingle "That's What I Like About Football" sung by Greg Champion. "Up There Cazaly" was reworked in 1999 with Haley White for its 20th anniversary but failed to make the same impact. It was reworked as "Up There Australia" to show support for Australian troops in the War of Iraq in 2003.

Brady has written songs for popular Australian artists such as John Farnham and Tina Arena and produced albums by Arena and Colleen Hewett. He also wrote the song "Courage in their Eyes" for the Seven Network's Olympics coverage. As well, he is now working on Melbourne Radio Station 3AW.

• "Mike Brady" article, WebsterWorld Encyclopaedia of Australia 2004 page 96
• "Footy anthem boost for troops" Melbourne Age April 3, 2003
• Book review of Up There Mike Brady
• "Whats a matter you, hey" Melbourne Age July 24, 2005
• 3AW personalities Mike Brady
• Shock Records information on 1999 version of "Up There Cazaly"
• Oz Net Music Charts Top Hits of 1979
• Australia Day ambassador page on Mike Brady

Then and now  (Courier Mail)
Jamie Dunn

The teen picture?
It was taken in 1970. I was 19, backstage at an open-air rock concert at Helidon Spa on the Toowoomba Road. I was the drummer for the Brisbane band Hands Down.

What were your dreams as a teenager?
I had set my mind on being a rock star at that stage of my life and believe me, when this photo was taken I thought I was there!

Are you where you imagined you would be?
I always knew I would end up in entertainment somewhere but I never dreamed I would have been a puppet and on radio.

Most memorable/embarrassing teen moment?
I was doing a daytime show in a nightclub. I walked straight through a back door and on to the stage — going from bright Queensland sunshine to total darkness. I couldn't see the audience, but they could see me as I walked straight off the stage, dropping my cymbals and landing on all fours.

Most valuable teen lesson?
Turn up on time, give it your best and charge for it.

What do you wish you had known?
That there were many more varied and wonderful uses for my "jimmywibble" than I had ever imagined.

What do you miss from your teenage years?
Apart from hair, that "chemical" that's in you as a teenager that makes you try to do absolutely anything without embarrassment. You know . . . the bravado of youth.

Jamie Dunn is an Australian comedian and entertainer. Starting his entertainment career as a singer, Jamie Dunn moved into television, working as the man behind (and underneath) the puppet Agro on Agro's Cartoon Connection.

Dunn was an original member of the B105 Morning Crew, along with Donna Lynch and Ian Skippen when the station was first launched on the FM band in 1990.

The on-mic personalities of Agro and Dunn are almost indistinguishable. Whereas originally Dunn performed on B105 as Agro, over time he came to be credited as himself, and has become an enduring media star in his own right.

On September 21st of 2005, Dunn announced he was leaving B105. In 2006, Dunn and Agro present the breakfast show on Sunshine Coast FM radio station "Zinc 96"

Peter Moscos - Died 12-17-2003 in Sydney Australia - Cancer ( Rock - Folk - Pop ) Born 5-1-1948 - Guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer - Member of The Sect (They did, "Lonely Road" and "St. John's Wood"), The Platterpushers who later became Burke & Wills (They did, "Thank You" and "Come With Me") and Moscos & Stone (They did,"Captain Captain" and "Trouble In The City") - Wrote songs for many Australian artists and TV productions.

Peter Cupples - 'Stylus'

Peter Cupples from the album bac2basix

Peter Cupples led the band Stylus, one of Australia's best-known acts, in the 1970s when pop/rock groups Sherbert, ACDC and Cold Chisel dominated. Stylus combined a soul and funk sound with rich harmonies. Eventually the group signed for American giant Tamla Motown, the first white group to sign for the label. Hits included "Summer Breeze" and "World Of Make Believe". During the 80s, Peter led The Peter Cupples Band which made two albums and has since maintained a significant presence in the industry.

This album was recorded in early 2000 but it was shelved because Peter wasn't happy with it. Eventually, after some perspective, Peter did release it and suggests that, as an analogue recording in a digital world, it has a unique charm.

Previous recordings include "The Best Of The Best" (2001) "Home Grown"(2001), "Sacred Heart"(1999), and "Changes"(1994).

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