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Vale Jimmy Little



A true Gent indeed

with  great respect Comrades



  1. Ray Dixon says:

    Nice Gif of the aboriginal flag, Iain. Looks a lot better than the Union Jack don’t you think?

    I’m not sure what some of your regulars would make of it.

  2. Iain Hall says:

    Each flag is perfect in in the right context Ray.

  3. Ray Dixon says:

    Yes, Iain. And the aboriginal flag in the corner of the Aus flag would be more “in context” than the tired old Union Jack.

  4. Iain Hall says:

    There are more poms and their decendants here than balckfelllas Ray and modern Australia owes more to Britian than it does to indigenious culture so I think taht the national flag is just fine the way it is now. Good bad or indiofferent I think that its not a good idea to chnage something like the flag with out great deal of thought and at the very least a plebeicite.

  5. Ray Dixon says:

    There are more poms and their decendants here than balckfelllas

    That’s only because of (1) immigration (2) something called, um, oh – what did HE call it? – yeah, ‘The Frontier Wars’.

    Look, it’s just silly and cringeworthy to have another nation’s flag contained within ours. At least the aboriginal flag represents the longer Austn history. And, besides, it looks better! Something to be proud of.

  6. GD says:

    I don’t know what Jimmy Little would have reckoned about the Aussie flag. He was one of the most qualified aboriginals to speak on indigenous affairs, being born into poverty and achieving success beyond the wildest dreams of most young performers, white or black.

    He was a marvellous entertainer. With a voice like smooth velvet he captured audiences across Australia. A mean feat in the 50s and 60s. He was slightly before my time. I vaguely remember ‘Royal Telephone’. That was in 1963. In the early 80s I had the pleasure of playing for JImmy in his cabaret performances in clubs. He was ever the gentleman, respecting the musicians he worked with, not flouting his earlier pop star status.

    By 1980, it wasn’t only the audiences who asked JImmy to sing ‘Royal Telephone’, it was the bands. Even then we recognised that Jimmy Little was a treasure.

    To see him make a comeback in the 90s with the album ‘Messenger’ was a treat.

    Vale Jimmy Little

  7. GD says:

    This is the real video…

  8. Iain Hall says:

    thanks very much for your comment which highlighted for me the most important virtue of humility in the man

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