Our Don Bradman by Len Maurice

Title:
Our Don Bradman by Len Maurice
Category:
NFSA ID:
190535
Year:
1930
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An iconic Depression-era popular song, ‘Our Don Bradman’ pays tribute to one of Australia’s greatest cricketers, Sir Donald Bradman.

The song was recorded by radio announcer and singer Len Maurice, using his performance name Art Leonard. Written by Jack O'Hagan just in time for the broadcasting of the 1930 Ashes Test Series between England and Australia, it was an immediate hit, selling 40,000 copies of sheet music within a week.

The song was subsequently recorded by various Australian artists, including Maurie Fields, Jim Haynes and Greg Champion.

Performer:
Len Maurice
Composer:
Jack O'Hagan