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Bonnie’s Laurie Allen Tribute

 

 

 

Laurie In The 50’s

 

 

 

 

 

Blind Institute Variety Club 1959

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Laurie with Les Darcy

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Laurie appeared with Malcom Arthur in an Elvis competition at The Metro Melbourne in 1958

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Laurie Allen and The Blue Jays

 

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Broken Hill sounded an usual name for a town when American banjoist-songwriter Freddie Morgan heard it for the first time, when appearing on Dick Cranbourne’s “Hillbilly Time” for 3DB. Freddie who wrote “Hey Mr Banjo” and “Sayonara” suggested to guitar-vocalist Lawrie Allen of “Hillbilly Time” that the town’s name would sound good in a song title, Lawrie took his advice and this week had his song “I Left A Broken Heart In Broken Hill” released on record and the first to autograph it- cigar smoking songwriter Freddie Morgan.