What was Australia’s first gold record? You may be surprised to learn that it involved a harmonica and the Three Bears.
The live concert recording Horrie Dargie Concert (1952) was awarded a gold record when it sold 75,000 copies. The Horrie Dargie Harlequintet (more commonly known as The Horrie Dargie Quintet) was led by harmonicist Horrie Dargie, who was born 100 years ago, on 7 July 1917. Listen to ‘The Three Bears’, the opening number from the album: