The Hawking Brothers

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The Hawking Brothers
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Background information
Also known as The Hawking Brothers & The Wildwoods
Origin Mooroopna, Victoria (Australia)
Genres Country Music
Years active 1955 (1955)–1981 (1981)
Labels W. & G. Records
Fable Records
RCA Records
Associated acts Alan Hawking, Kevin Shegog
Past members Alan Hawking
Russell Hawking
Peter Cohen
Gary Newton
George Xanthos
Peter Hayes
John Faubel
Leo Dalton
Doug Foley
Joe Attard

The Hawking Brothers, were an Australian country music band, formed in 1955 and disbanded in 1985.[1] They comprised brothers Russell (1931–1976) and Alan (1933–1988). After originally recording with Regal Zonophone Records, they went on to record a number of albums with RCA Records. When it comes to winning awards, The Hawking Brothers have been very successful, winning 6 Golden Guitars.[2] They played at the Grand Ole Opry in 1975.


Studio Albums[edit]

  • Portrait of the Folksy (The Hawking Brothers sing Old Golden Songs)
  • The Hawking Brothers & The Wildwoods (1970)
  • Australian Heritage (1972)
  • Country Gold (1972)
  • Australian Heritage Volume 2 (1975)
  • The Hawking Brothers In Nashville (1976)
  • Country Travelling (1977)
  • One Day at a Time (1978)
  • The Hawks (1979)


  • The Best Of The Hawking Brothers
  • Special Edition!
  • Twenty-One Years with The Hawking Brothers (1977)
  • The Hawking Brothers Collection (1984)
  • The Early Years (Country Collectors Series)

Live Albums[edit]

  • Flying High - Live In Concert (1980)


  • Catfish John
  • Eighteen Yellow Rose
  • Hand in the Hand
  • The Melbourne Cup


Golden Guitars

1974 – best instrumental

1975 – best group

1977 – best group

1978 – best album

1978 – best group

1979 – best album

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Hawking Brothers Hall of Fame". Retrieved 26 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Australian Pioneers of Country Music". Retrieved 28 April 2011. 

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