TAMWORTH

posted by: Super User
on 23 July 2014
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TAMWORTH

COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL

2019

Let's hope we see you in


SAME PLACE, DIFFERENT TIME!


Different Show!!

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(Below are three fliers from previous years)

 

 

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Information and Booking Page

Lonnie Lee and The Leemen will make some historic appearances at the
Tamworth Services Club.

In case you didn't know..

His hits of the late 50's early 60's are legendary in the history of the Australian Music Industry.
Starlight Starbright - I found a new love - Yes Indeed I do - Defenceless
When the Bells stop ringing - Sitting by the River - Sit Around and Talk with me
Don't you know Pretty Baby - SOS, Sad Over Someone.. and now ..

his latest album releases..

'North West Mail' (Country Rockabilly)

'Light of Love' (Adult 50's style ballads)

He has been presented with award after award and accolade after accolade since..
early 1957 and the 1961 Golden Microphone Award as 'Australia's Most Popular Star'

The latest being..
2001 Induction into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame
Australia Post's, Most Popular Nostalgia Performer
Australia Post's, Most Popular Performer, two years in a row. 2001 and 2002

Most of his performances are still to capacity audiences in the major venues and festivals across Australia
and due to many requests over the years, he has decided to perform for his fans at the this year's Tamworth Festival.

YOU MUST SEE.. and DANCE TO..
(Space set aside for dancing at back)

Lonnie Lee - One of the very few 'REAL' legends of Australian Music.

Print them out and give them to your friends

VENUE INFORMATION

TAMWORTH SERVICES CLUB
199 Marius St, Tamworth. Phone: (02) 6766 8166

Sat -    January 19
Sun -   January 20
Mon -  January 21
Tues - January 22
Wed - January 23
Thu -  January 24
Fri -    January 25
Sat-     January  26


All shows at
10:30am

Each show is
1 hour 30 mins

Lonnie on stage the whole time with
The Leemen.

Adults $27.00
Pensioner $25.00
 (Must Show Pension Card)
Group 15 + $23.00
Children $16.00 (15 and Under)

BOOKING CHOICES INFORMATION

Book at the Club

In Person: 199 Marius St., 9.30am to 10.30pm
Phone Bookings:(02) 6766 8166
Email:
info@tamworthservicesclub.com.au

Tourism Tamworth
(VenueMaster)

In person: Mon-Sun 9am to 5pm
Visitor Information Centre
Peel & Murray Strs., Tamworth.
Phone Bookings : By Credit Card- 02 6767 5300
BOOK ONLINE HERE - Booking charges could occurr here

Contact us here if you have troubles booking

SHOW INFORMATION (NOT NECESSARILY IN THIS ORDER)

The Leemen will kick the show off with some great songs then hang on toy your seats..

Lonnie will take the stage for an 1 hour 30 mins of pure non-stop energy.

During that time he will take you on a journey to experience..

....most of his 8 National Hits and 5 Gold Records..

....songs from his many early and recent albums..

....celebrations of the Rockabilly/Country songs that made the pop parades in the late 50's and early 60's.Most of them you will not have heard since then.

....celebrations of Johnnie Ray who was the biggest star before Elvis arrived!

....Lonnie Lee versions of some of the most popular classic Rock'n'Roll and Country Rock songs ever recorded

....Special Tribute to the first Aussie Rock stars such as J.O'K, Col Joye, Delltones and more....

plus his own latest songs from his recent DVD and CD releases.

   

If you are Country Music lover and want to know what connection
Lonnie has to the country and Country Music?

He was raised on the family sheep station in Rowena, between Walgett and Moree
Much of his first music was listening to early Country Music singers such as Hank Williams etc..

In the 50's he did many country shows with the top country stars of the time.. Tom MacNamara, Reg Lindsay, Tex Morton, Bill Kelly, George Payne and many others..

He was the only POP star of that time to record true modern country music and make them hits.

In 1964 he recorded the very first full stereo album in Australia. Called 'A Country Boy at Heart', it featured many of his own self written songs.

His self written country single releases of the time included, 'Little White House', 'On the Run', 'More than Yesterday' etc..

During a visit back from Nashville in the mid 70's he..

Promoted the first Modern Country Music Show at the Sydney Town Hall and had many country guests including John Williamson.

Convince and help Radio 2KY become the first full time country music station in Australia.
Arranged most of the American stars of the time to do station ID's and interviews for the station.

Had one of the first Country Music programs on radio 2KY in Sydney in the mid 70's. It ran for an hour 5 pm Drive time sponsored by Edels the biggest Sydney Music store at the time.

He had the first full Modern Country Music show seasons in the major Sydney Clubs.
'Lonnie Lee's Nashville Country Music Show' was in St George Leagues and Blacktown RSL as well as others.. The shows ran for many weeks in each club and featured many country singers such as Jimmy Little, Nev Nichols, Men of Country etc. Most times it had a cast up to 26 people including 2 bands. His own band included Norm Bodkin one of Australia's first premier pedal steel players. He still uses the leather guitar strap Norm made for him.

In Tamworth, he wrote and produced tracks for aboriginal country singer Col Hardy for Opal Records.

In USA...

He lived many years in USA, most of them in Nashville and Las Vegas

In 1972 BMI and Acuff Rose Publishing started him writing with and for Roy Orbison in Nashville.

In the mid 70's to 80's he ran several Country Music Clubs and famous restaurants in Nashville such as Jerry Reed's Nashville Palace, Web Pierce's Rhinestone Cowboy, Ernie Ashworth's Country Kitchen, The 3 Gables' and more.. He booked many of the top Country acts of the time including many Opry Legends, and others such as Gospel group, DJ Sumner and the Stamps, Tony Joe White, Mickey Gilley and other famous identities such as Jack Clements, Jack Lawrence.

He was the first to book the Supergroup Alabama into Nashville during Fan Fare which gave them their big break with RCA.
He booked the Jerry Reed Band for near 2 years in both the Nashville Place and the Rhinestone Cowboy
.
He showcased Ronnie McDowell to the world press with his 'The King is Gone' just after Elvis passed. It sold millions and started his record career.

He started and ran the first independent computerized Country Music Record Promotion company in USA... as well as 'SpotLite Records' both based in Nashville with a West Coast branch in Las Vegas.

In 1978 Lonnie's name was placed in the famous 'Web Pierce Guitar Pool' in Nashville.

1980 he was made an Honorary Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, for his 'Outstanding contribution to the Community, State of Tennessee and Nation'.

In 1982 Lonnie was a founder director of the Las Vegas based.. 'American Country Music Association'.

and there is enough for another book..............

Check out Lonnie's new Elvis the hillbilly Cat website

 

STARLITE RECORDS MENU

posted by: Super User
on 27 February 2014
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Lonnie exclusively records for Starlite Records of Australia which has already or is scheduled to release all his archival material from 1959 as well as current single and albums. These include both video and audio.

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ORIGINAL CDs

posted by: Super User
on 24 February 2014
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The Leedon Years Vol 1

Volume 1 st815

1959 to 1964. The Definitive Original Collection Vol 1 - ST815 This is truly an historic CD set! 26 original Lonnie Lee tracks from his first releases in 1959 to 1964 when he released through Leedon and Lee Gordon Records. This is their first release since the originals! The songs are from many of his albums as well as some of his many Gold No1 hits. The 2 CD set also features a CD-Rom which can be put into a PC computer where one can see video of him on Six O'clock Rock at 19, a performance in Little Darlin's RnR Palace in Florida, on TV with J.OK and more, plus stories, memorabilia photographs, lyrics and also the music. This is the first time in OZ music history that a CD-Rom has become available for one of the original Superstars of OZ Rock. A true look at Oz music history. The tracks are the original ones recorded from 1959 to 1964 and have been carefully digitally mastered and noise reduced so as to preseverve the warmth and ambience of vinyl. Tracks include Starlight Starbright, Sit around and talk, When the bells stop ringing, Ain't it so, Walkin' and Talkin', Put your arms around me, Baby let's play house, Walkin' in the rain, Dirty dirty feelin',Frankfort Special, Teenage Idol plus many many more. Also includes 4 of The Leemen instrumentals such as their great hit 'Johnny Guitar'.

1. That’s all right
2. Rosaleen

3. My first day
4 .Starlight Starbright
5. Walkin’ and Talkin’
6. Johnny Guitar
7. I gotta kn
8. Low Ruby baby
9. Every little girl
10. Put your arms around me
11.Sunday
12.Sit around and talk
13. Maison Dixon line
14. Baby lets play house
15. Walkin’ in the rain
16. I’ll never let you go
17. Goofus
18.You are the one
19. Ain’t it so
20. When the bells stop ringing
21. Frankfort Special
22. Dirty Dirty feelin’
23. That’s when your heartaches
24. Hucklebuck
25. Teenage Idol
26. Don’t it make you wanna go
 
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The Leedon Years Vol 2

Volume 2 ST816

1959 to 1964. The Definitive Original Collection Vol 2 - ST816 This is the companion to Volume 1 and the set is truly an historic CD set! Once again 26 original Lonnie Lee tracks from his first releases in 1959 to 1964 when he released through Leedon and Lee Gordon Records. This is their first release since the originals! The songs are from many of his albums as well as some of his many Gold No1 hits. The 2 CD set also features a CD-Rom which can be put into a PC computer where one can see video of him on Six O'clock Rock, a performance at the Wintersun Festival today, recieving the 'Best Nostalgia Star Award Speech and more, plus stories, memorabilia photographs, lyrics and also the music. This is the first time in OZ music history that a CD-Rom has become available for one of the original Superstars of OZ Rock. A true look at Oz music history. The tracks are the original ones recorded from 1959 to 1964 and have been carefully digitally mastered and noise reduced so as to preseverve the warmth and ambience of vinyl. Tracks include I found a new love, Defenceless, Yes Indeed I do, Sitting by the river, Shame on you Miss Johnson, She is the one girl for me, Sure fire bet, Marilyn, Acres of everything, Ready Teddy plus many many more. Also includes 4 of The Leemen instrumentals such as their great follow up hit to 'Johnny Guitar', 'High Noon'.

1.  Shame on you Miss Johnson
2.  Sure Fire Bet
3.  Defenceless
4.  You’re gonna miss me
5.  She’s doin me wrong
6.  High Noon    
7.  She is the one girl for me
8.  Don’t you know pretty baby
9.  Fun in the summer sun
10. In the middle of an island
11. Marilyn
12. Yes Indeed I do
13.  Gumbo   
14. Acres of everything
15. It’s the same old tale
16. Baby Baby Bye Bye
17. Make Love to me
18. Lover Doll
19. I found a new love
20. Sitting by the river
21. I’d like to leave if I may
22. The only one I love
23. Too soon to know
24. What’d I say
25. Go away little girl
26. Ready Teddy

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The TV Shows
Vol 3

Volume 3 ST818

1959-1972. The Definitive Collection Vol 3 - ST818 This is a collection of songs Lonnie sang on television from 1959 to the mid 70's. The tracks are from Six O'Clock Rock, Sing Sing Sing, The Johnny O'Keefe Show, Bandstand, The Ray Taylor Show, The Reg Lindsay Show and others. They have been digitally processed to eliminate as much noise, pops and clicks as possible but have not been enhanced so to keep the authentic sound of the period.

1. 18 Yellow Roses 2.09
2. Do what you do do well 2.21
3. I ain’t gonna tell nobody 2.04
4. Ain’t it so 2.14
5. Apple Peaches Pumpkin 2.25
6. As long as I’m singing 1.31
7. Ask me 1.58
8. Beautiful Dreamer 2.15
9. Besame Mucho / Dark Eyes 2.49
10. Black Cloud 2.27
11. Born to lose 2.35
12. Country Boy at Heart 1.32
13. From me to you 1.54
14. Go away little girl 1.57
15. Hit Parade Medley 3.20
16. How do you do it 1.42
17. I need you now 1.42
18. I’ll take Romance 2.23
19. I’m gonna make you love 2.51
20. Invisible Tears 1.59
21. It’s over 2.54
22. A letter from Betty 2.13
23. Wonder of you 2.33
24. Lonesome Number 1 1.57
25. Merci Cherie 3.05
26. Mountain of love 2.24
27. Ready Teddy 1.31
28. Ruby 2.47
29. Blue Winter 2.11
30. Such a Night 2.18
31. Suspicion 2.22
32. United we stand 2.35
33. Low down feeling 3.48

 

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HMV & Sunshine Years Vol 4

Volume 4 ST832

1964-1970. The Definitive Original Collection Vol 4 - ST832 After his extremely succesful time with Leedon Records Lonnie was enticed to go to HMV Records. His releases there were in both the Rockabilly and Country genre's and he wrote most of the songs himself.

The album, 'A Country Boy at Heart' proved the emphises HMV had on trying to open up the country areas to pop of the time. It was the first Australian Stereo album recorded at EMI 301 Studio when they were at their height.

His singles of that era are also included in this historic release.

In the late 1960's he recorded some singles in Sunshine records. These included a new very different version of 'Starlight Starbright' . He also wrote and recorded others such as 'The Traveller', 'Hello Love' and 'Sad Over Someone' (SOS) which was his last Aussie #1.

HMV Releases 1964 – 1966

  1. 1. Free Free Man   3.05
  2. 2. Little White House   2.28
  3. 3. On the Run    1.44
  4. 4. More than Yesterday  2.33
  5. 5. Cold Cold Me   2.26
  6. 6. Wife-Tied 1.05
  7. 7. You   1.43
  8. 8. Virginia Jane  2.58
  9. 9. Kentucky 1.40
  10. 10. Sydney Town   2.56
  11. 11. Skip to my Lou   2.01
  12. 12. Old Shep   2.29
  13. 13. Camptown Races   1.47
  14. 14. Take me as I am   2.44
  15. 15. Look out Heart   2.14
  16. 16. The waltz you saved 3.10
  17. 17. Love’s gonna live 3.06
  18. 18. I need you now   1.49
  19. 19. My babe    2.08

Sunshine Records Releases  1968-1970

  1. 20. Hello Love   2.29
  2. 21. Sad Over Someone    2.05
  3. 22. Starlight Starbright 1.26
    23.  The Traveller    2.40
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Coming soon.  Vol 5 - 1964 - 1983 Unreleased recordings

These tracks were recorded from 1965 to 1981 in Australia and Overseas and were never released.

STARLITE RECORDS

Starlite Records is an independent record company which exclusively records and promotes Australian Music Legend Lonnie Lee.  Products include those from 1959 through to current releases.

Please visit the Starlite Records Shop at http://www.starliterecords.com.au/open

LONNIE'S BREAKFAST

posted by: Super User
on 25 February 2014
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IN SMALL BOWL  INGREDIENTS

In a small bowl place

1 TEASPOON of WHEATGERM

Breakfast-LSA
Add 1 TEASPOON of LSA
Breakfast-Lecithin
Add 1 TEASPOON of LECITHIN GRANULES
Breakfast-Dates
Add 2 DATES cut up into small pieces

Breakfast flakes similar to Corn Flakes but less sugar and chemicals.

Can be anything really, as long as the sugar is low. These are from Health Shops but similar ones are in Coles, Woolworths etc.
Remmeber - check sugar!!

Add a small amount of the above flakes.
Breakfast-Prunes

Add a prune or 2 and

Slice up about a 1/4 of an apple into small pieces.

Breakfast-fruit

Slice up about a 1/4 of a peach, banana or some other fruit.

You can also add raspberries or strawberries as well.

Then add milk.  We use SKIM MILK but you can use anything

Breakfast-Finish

You can also add some good natural Yoghurt if you want.

Eat it slowly and enjoy this 'medicine' to give you a fresh start to the day with great energy and brain fuel.

This should have you in the bathroom not too long after you eat it, to keep your healthy.

 

You will notice a difference
if you keep this up for two weeks.

 GOOD HEALTH !