Royal Telephone by Jimmy Little

Title:
Royal Telephone by Jimmy Little
Category:
NFSA ID:
319442
Year:
1963
Courtesy:
Warner Music
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While Jimmy Little had been recording since the mid 1950s, it wasn’t until the release of Royal Telephone in 1963 that he became better known outside the country music genre. This was the first recording by an Indigenous Australian to achieve mainstream chart success, reaching no.1 on the Sydney charts and no.10 nationally. The song established him as a star in Australian popular music and his career continued for over 40 years.

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Performer:
Jimmy Little
Production company:
Festival