John Farnham

  1. John Williamson To Enter ARIA Hall Of Fame

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country veteran John Williamson, alternative rockers the Church, pop star-turned TV talent scout Johnny Young, post-punk group the Models and '60s pop band the Loved Ones are this years inductees into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The five acts will ...

  2. Big Sound: Glenn Wheatley Speaks On Jail Term

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist manager and entertainment entrepreneur Glenn Wheatley used the platform of Australia's Big Sound conference to clear the air on the circumstances which led to his incarceration. During his open and candid keynote speech last Fr ...

  3. Australian Radio Service Stripe Shuts Down

    June 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's curtains for Stripe, the Australian subscription-based radio service launched nine months ago by entertainment entrepreneur Glenn Wheatley. For a monthly fee of $7.95 Australian ($6.30), subscribers could tune in to Stripe's 30 chan ...

  4. John Farnham Confirms Comeback Tour

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jack is back. Veteran Australian entertainer John Farnham - whose 1986 release "Whispering Jack" is regarded as the best-selling domestic album in this country's history - is hitting the road for another tour. The iconic singer, who ...

  5. Helpmann Awards Honor For Michael Gudinski

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian impresario Michael Gudinski will receive one of the top honors at the annual Helpmann Awards ceremony, to be held July 27 at the Sydney Opera House. Gudinski, chairman of the powerhouse independent Mushroom Group of Companies and managi ...

  6. Sound Relief Concerts Raise $3.3 Million

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The historic twin Australian Sound Relief concerts at the weekend were a mighty success, organizers and onlookers have declared. The bushfire benefit event, held simultaneously at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground on Satur ...

  7. Australia Set For Sound Relief Concerts

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The stages are set for Saturday's Sound Relief bushfire benefit concerts in Sydney and Melbourne. Developments behind the scenes continue apace for the historic live events taking place in Australia's two biggest cities. National youth r ...

  8. Garden Party For Former Sony BMG Exec Farnham

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden will officially announce today what many have known for a while: former Sony BMG exec Liana Farnham has been named vice president, concert marketing, for Madison Square Garden Entertainment. Farnham will be responsible for th ...

  9. Elton Enters History Books In Sydney

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Rocket Man, Elton John, has been officially recognized for blasting his way into the record books Down Under. Michael Jacobsen, chairman of Arena Management, presented the veteran singer with a plaque Monday night at the Sydney Entertainment C ...

  10. Live Performance Australia Launches Virtual Hall Of Fame

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Live Performance Australia, the peak body for Australia's live entertainment and the performing arts industry, has launched a virtual Hall of Fame to celebrate its 90th anniversary. Inducted into the Hall of Fame are 100 people considered to ...

  11. Aussie EMI Vet East Dies

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI veteran Ken East, a key figure in the Australian and U.K. record industries in the 1970s and 1980s, died Nov. 25 at his home in Elizabeth Bay in Sydney. East, who had been battling cancer for some months, was 83. Elton John dedicated his show ...

  12. Aus Manager Wheatley Jailed

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Australian talent manager Glenn Wheatley was today jailed for two and a half years on charges of tax evasion. He has to serve a minimum of 15 months. The Melbourne-based manager of John Farnham, who also guided the careers of international ...

  13. Wheatley To Plead Guilty To Aus Tax Charges

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Glenn Wheatley, CEO and founder of Melbourne-based talent management and concert/sports promotions company Talentworks, indicated in court today (Feb. 1) that he will plead guilty to tax evasion. Wheatley, best known for his role as manager of vet ...

  14. Rocket Man Launches Into Record Books

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Promoters Mic ...

  15. Rocket Man Launches Into Record Books

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elton sets Sydney Entertainment Centre record. Elton John is poised to set a new record for the greatest number of performances at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Promoters Michael Chugg Entertainment today (Oct. 4) announced a third Sydney show ...

  16. Commonwealth Games Showcases Oz Music Talent

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST John Farnham, Paul Kelly, Ben Lee, Grinspoon are among the Australian artists tapped to perform during the two-and-a-half-hour closing ceremony for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, to be held March 26 at John Farnham, Paul Kelly, Ben Lee, Grinspoon ar ...