Order of Australia

  1. The Seekers Recognized in Queen's Birthday Honours List

    June 09, 2014 3:49 AM EDT Folk-pop icons the Seekers can add the Order of Australia to its long list of accolades. The four band members -- Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley -- were appointed Officers of the Order of Australia (AO) with the publicati ...

  2. Australian Music Retailer Geoff Brash Dies

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Australian music retail pioneer Geoff Brash passed away last Tuesday (July 13). He was 80. The celebrated executive led the music chain which bore his name and became synonymous down under with the sale of recorded music, musical instruments and s ...

  3. Royal Honor For Tommy Emmanuel

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel has been feted with the Member of the Order of Australia medal, one of 400 Australians recognized in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. Emmanuel received the award Monday (June 14) for his accomplishments in mus ...

  4. Australian Composer Richard Meale Dies

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dr Richard Meale, one of Australia's finest composers and a leading light in the country's classical music scene, passed away on Monday (Nov. 23) in his hometown, Sydney. He was 77. Born in 1932, Meale forged successful careers as a cond ...

  5. Aussie Country Star Smoky Dawson Dies

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Smoky Dawson, the first of the Australian cowboy crooners, died yesterday (Wed 13) in Hornsby Hospital in Sydney, aged 94. He had been ill for six days. Dawson became a household name in Australia with his U.S. western-style radio show "The A ...

  6. Australian Queens Birthday Honors Revealed

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mushroom founder among those recognized. Michael Gudinski, founder of Mushroom Records, and singer Olivia Newton-John were among 67 recognized in Australia with Queen’s Birthday Honors today (June 12). The awards—a system established by Queen Eliz ...

  7. Handlin Handed Australia Award

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music industry executives made a strong showing yesterday (Jan. 26) in the annual Australia Day Honours list. Music industry executives made a strong showing on the annual Australia Day Honours list. Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Enterta ...

  8. Handlin Handed Australia Award

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music industry executives made a strong showing yesterday (Jan. 26) in the annual Australia Day Honours list. Music industry executives made a strong showing on the annual Australia Day Honours list. Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Enterta ...