Julie Anthony (singer)

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Julie Anthony
Birth nameJulie Moncrieff Lush
Born (1949-08-24) 24 August 1949 (age 71)[1]
Galga, South Australia, Australia
Occupation(s)Singer, entertainer
Years active1967–2007
Associated actsThe Seekers

Julie Moncrieff Anthony AM, OBE (nee Lush, born 24 August 1949) is an Australian soprano and entertainer. She sang the Australian National Anthem at the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics with Human Nature.


She has also sung with The Seekers, first taking the place of Judith Durham as the lead vocalist in the song "The Carnival Is Over" for the Closing Ceremony of Expo '88. Later, Anthony became a member of the group with Bruce Woodley, Athol Guy and Keith Potger. They released an album Live On in March 1989, which peaked at number 26. In 1993, Julie released a charity single titled "Puff The magic Dragon" in conjunction with St. George bank. The following advertising campaign was very successful.

Anthony starred in both the Australian and West End productions of the musical Irene in the mid-1970s. Her success in that production is a memorable part of Australian theatrical history. She won the Commercial Broadcasting Federation Award in Australia for the "Best Easy Listening Album 1975". Her first performance in the musical at the Adelphi Theatre, London, was 15 June 1976.

At midnight between 31 December 1987 and 1 January 1988, in celebration of the start of Australia's Bicentennial year, Anthony sang the Australian National Anthem "Advance Australia Fair" on the national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, which continued to show the recording of her performance at the close of broadcasting for many years afterwards, until the broadcaster introduced 24-hour broadcasting.

She appeared in commercials for St.George Bank from 1974 until 1999.


Anthony is among the most awarded of Australian entertainers. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) (1980)[2] and a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) (1989)[3] and has been voted by her peers as "Entertainer of the Year" three times and "Best Female vocalist" 11 times.


Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart
Hello in There
  • Released: 1975
  • Format: LP
  • Label: EMI (EMA-319)
A Part of Me
  • Released: 1977
  • Format: LP, Cassette
  • Label: EMI (EMC.2582)
Something Special
  • Released: July 1978
  • Format: LP, Cassette
  • Label: EMI (EMC.2673)
China Blue
  • Released: 1981
  • Format: LP, Cassette
  • Label: Axis (AX.1179)
Here I Am
  • Released: July 1982
  • Format: LP, Cassette
  • Label: J&B Records (JB110)
What a Feeling
  • Released: December 1983
  • Format: LP, Cassette
  • Label: J&B Records (JB150)
This Is It
  • Released: May 1985
  • Format: LP, Cassette
  • Label: J&B Records (JB210)
20 Years of No. 1 Hits
  • Released: September 1986
  • Format: LP, Cassette
  • Label: J&B Records (JB267)
I Dreamed a Dream
  • Released: 1991
  • Format: CD, Cassette
  • Label: J&B Records (JB467)
Together at Last
with Don Burrows)
  • Released: 1994
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Castle Communications (CTVCD 1001)
Never Stop Believing
  • Released: 1999
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Festival Records (D24151)

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
Live At The Tilbury
(with Michael Harvey)
  • Released: 1996
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Cue Recordings (OR021)

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilations albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
I Dreamed a Dream
  • Released: 1988
  • Format: CD, Cassette
  • Label: GNP Crescendo Records (GNPS 2195)
Memories - The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: 2000
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Fanfare Records (Fanfare216)


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart
1973 "Wonderful Dream" - non album single
1975 "If Only He Knew" - non album single
1977 "You're the Only Man" - non album single
1980 "I've Only Said "I Love You" In my Mind" 77 China Blue
1981 "China Blue" 34
1983 "More Than Friends" / "Walking On Thin Air" - What a Feeling


  1. ^ "Police appeal for help to find giant Julie Anthony sign stolen from Lameroo". The Advertiser. 15 June 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Julie Anthony OBE". Australian Honours Database. Retrieved 21 May 2007.
  3. ^ "Julie Anthony AM". Australian Honours Database. Retrieved 21 May 2007.
  4. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 18. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

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