Ten sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance have been added to Sounds of Australia for 2021.
In this excerpt from a 1982 interview with his son-in-law Bill Gray, Jack O’Hagan talks about the start of his songwriting career, penning his first song with pianist and composer Henri Penn in 191
This jingle for Gilbey's Gin was composed by Jack O'Hagan in the 1940s or 50s.
This week marks 120 years since the birth of Australian singer-songwriter Jack O'Hagan, who wrote over 600 songs including 'Along The Road To Gundagai' and 'Our Don Bradman'.
In his only filmed performance, broadcaster, singer, composer and performing artist Jack O’Hagan recites his most famous composition 'Along the Road to Gundagai’ (1922).
Jack O’Hagan’s most famous song, 'Along the Road to Gundagai', was written in 1921, and featured in J&N Tait’s pantomime Aladdin at the King’s Theatre, Melbourne, in December 1922.
A 1930s song about female aviator Amy Johnson, written by Jack O'Hagan and sung by Bob Molyneux.
'After the Dawn' was one of Jack O’Hagan’s most popular early compositions.
Jack O’Hagan’s ‘That Old Bush Shanty of Mine’ was first recorded by British baritone Billy Desmond for Aco in 1925, with subsequent recordings by Donn Reynolds and His Westerners, Doug Owen, Alan F
Jack O’Hagan began broadcasting with the Melbourne radio station 3AR in the 1920s, and later regularly appeared on 3LO, 3AW and 3DB.