Lucky Starr (singer)

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Lucky Starr (born Leslie Morrison; 29 December 1940) is an Australian pop and folk singer and television presenter.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Starr released the tongue-twisting "I've Been Everywhere" as a single in 1962, written by the singer-songwriter Geoff Mack, which name-drops numerous Australian towns. Adapted to American towns, it became a hit for Hank Snow.

Morrison was also involved in a 1960 sex scandal with touring Mouseketeer, Cheryl Holdridge who was under 16.[3]

Morrison began his rock and roll career in 1957 as lead singer of The Hepparays. He was a regular on Bandstand and Six O'Clock Rock, and took over from Johnny O'Keefe as host of the latter for a season in 1960. He has two children, a son and daughter, and a grandson. He still tours and performs regularly.

References[edit]

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  1. ^ McFarlane 'Lucky Starr' entry at the Wayback Machine (archived August 3, 2004). Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  2. ^ Spencer et al, (2007) STARR, Lucky entry. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Mouseketeer Cheryl dies at 64, linked to Lucky Starr, Presley". The Canberra Times (Fairfax Media). 12 January 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 8 February 2010.