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The Untold Story

Author: Jane Gazzo  

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John Farnham is nothing less than an Aussie icon. In a career spanning almost five decades, the likeable, charismatic star has entertained countless Australians of every generation, selling millions of records along the way. But his extraordinary story is as much about tackling adversity as it is about topping the charts. In the mid-1980s, without a recording contract, more or less penniless, and seemingly destined to be remembered mainly as the chirpy teenager whose debut single Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) swept to number one back in 1967, Farnham had hit rock bottom. But courageously and assisted by his great friend and manager Glenn Wheatley who mortgaged his house to finance an album John stormed into the public consciousness again in 1986 with the epic You re The Voice single and stunning LP Whispering Jack. His spectacular comeback complete, the fair-haired superstar has simply gone from strength to strength in the decades since. In this compelling biography, radio broadcaster and music journalist Jane Gazzo tracks down the key figures in John s life from the 1960s to the present day revealing Farnham as an inspirational Australian whose bubbly person

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Jane Gazzo is an Australian television presenter, radio broadcaster and music journalist. In 2015, Jane celebrates 25 years of broadcasting. Jane was brought up in Melbourne where she studied Arts, Media and Drama at La Trobe University. On finishing her degree she joined Britain's Q magazine as a foreign correspondent submitting monthly gossip stories. Jane s impressive broadcasting career began at the age of 16 at Melbourne radio station 3RRR-FM. She then went on to present nationally on Triple J and became a popular name in the 1990 s co-hosting ABC-TV cult TV show Recovery . In 1999, Jane left Australia to try her luck overseas. She landed a radio gig at London radio station X-FM, working alongside Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand. She later joined parent radio station Capital FM, and in 2003, moved to the BBC to host Jane Gazzo s Dream Ticket on respected station BBC 6Music. During her time in London she also hosted various TV shows for the BBC, ITV and MTV UK. She also worked for Courtney Love in a strange stint as Love s personal assistant in 2000. Jane returned to Australia in 2007 to take up a role on Foxtel s Channel V as a full time music presenter - which inc

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Product Details

Publisher
Random House Australia
Published
2nd November 2015
Pages
384
ISBN
9780857986573

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