Archie Roach’s first big concert with Paul Kelly

Title:
Archie Roach’s first big concert with Paul Kelly
NFSA ID:
1497178
Year:
2008
Category:
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In an excerpt from series 4 of ABC TV's Talking Heads in 2008, Peter Thompson interviews Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter. Archie talks about the first time he was asked to perform with Paul Kelly. 

'Took the Children Away' is one of the most important songs recorded in Australia. Hearing Archie recount it's genesis and it's first performance captures a significant moment in musical history. Where other interviewers quickly realise the best way to interview Archie is just to give him space to tell a story, Thompson unfortunately interrupts at one point with an unnecessary quip. The inclusion of footage with Uncle Banjo Clarke and the music video gives the story useful context.