Lucky Starr (singer)

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Leslie Morrison (born 29 December 1940), better known professionally as Lucky Starr, 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 began his rock and roll career in 1957 as lead singer of The Hepparays. He was a regular on music and variety shows 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.

In Sept 2015, Lucky released a re-working of "I've Been Everywhere" called "We're Going Everywhere... On the Old Hume Highway".

References[edit]

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  1. ^ McFarlane "'Lucky Starr' entry". Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 2017-05-27. . Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  2. ^ Spencer et al, (2007) STARR, Lucky entry. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 8 February 2010.