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Lonnie Lee and The Leemen will make some historic appearances at the
North Tamworth Bowling 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.

(Space set aside for dancing at back)

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

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North Tamworth Bowling Club
Cnr Piper & Bligh Street, Tamworth. Phone: 02 6766 1987
General information sheet here

Weds - January 25th
Thursday - January 26th
Friday -
January 27th
Saturday - January 28th

Lunch available
from midday
1.30 pm Doors Open
2.00 pm Show Time
Show finish 3.30pm

Adults $23.00
Pensioner $21.00
 (Must Show Official Card)
Children $16.00 (15 and Under)


We are sorry we have had to raise prices this year
however our costs have risen considerably
leaving us with no option

On Line Book Here Now on Line with your Credit Card
Book through Starlite Records

Phone Bookings: 02 9826 0220

Book at the Club In Person: Bligh and Piper Strs., 10am to 7pm
Phone Bookings: 02 6766 1987
Tourism Tamworth

In person: Mon-Sun 9am to 5pm
Visitor Information Centre
Peel & Murray Strs., Tamworth.
Phone Bookings : By Credit Card- 02 6767 5300


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

Lonnie will take the stage for close to 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 Number 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 Preview of Lonnie's new show'' ELVIS - the hillbilly cat.
Songs of the early Sun Records Elvis.

..the latest songs from his recent DVD and CD release

...perform his latest singles.


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 shows with the top country stars of the time.. Reg Lindsay, Tex Morton, Bill Kelly 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. 5 pm Drive time.

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 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, wrote and produced tracks for aborigine country singer Col Hardy for Opal Records.

In USA...

Lived many years in USA, most of them in Nashville.
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 Opry Legends, Crossovers such as Gospel group, DJ Sumner and the Stamps, Tony Joe White 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 the 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..............

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