Punch on: Open thread 03/04/2012
Australian musician Jimmy Little died yesterday morning, aged 75.
Little was best known for hits Royal Telephone, Danny Boy, Baby Blue and One Road. Royal Telephone, released in 1963, reached number 1 in Sydney and Adelaide, and #3 in Melbourne.
A groundbreaking indigenous artist who recorded 34 albums, Little started a foundation sharing his name in 2006 dedicated to increasing the life expectancy of indigenous Australians in rural Australia. You can learn how to donate to the foundation here.
The music legend had been battling illness for some time. His wife passed away last year. Vale, the both of them.
Little talked about his youth with writer Benjamin Law in this insightful interview last year. He said:
You have to know yourself, trust yourself, and even love yourself to a point. Be yourself and keep trudging on down that path, because we’re all here in life for a reason.
Do you have any memories of Mr Little? What else is on your mind today?
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