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Win tickets to see Lucky Starr in Ipswich

Lucky Starr is one of the founding members of the Australian Pop Music Industry.

A regular on television shows such as Bandstand and also hosted Six O’clock Rock for one season. He also made regular appearances on Mavis Bramston, Revue 60 – 61, In Melbourne Tonight, Sing Sing Sing, plus many other entertainment shows.

Ipswich First has a double pass to his Ipswich show on October 9, kicking off at 10am.

To enter, simply answer the following question: In 1962, Lucky recorded which hit record (hint, keep reading below)?

Send your answer to ipswichfirst@ipswich.qld.gov.au and you’ll be in the draw to win tickets. When submitting your entry, be sure to:

  • Include your name in the email
  • Include your best contact number
  • Register to receive Ipswich First news alerts. Alerts will appear in your inbox three times a week, offering great local news, events and local attractions.
  • Entries close 12pm, Friday September 20, and winners will be notified via email and phone. Late entries will be ineligible. Entries without a correct answer, your name and contact number will be ineligible. Winners will be chosen randomly, but must be registered to receive Ipswich First news alerts. See the terms and conditions.

In 1962 Lucky recorded a hit record “I’ve Been Everywhere“, which to date still remains one of Australia’s all time favourites.

The record received the highest accolade in the music industry, the Platinum Award. 1963 saw Lucky performing in the United States on the Nevada Circuit, The Flamingo in Las Vegas, The Mapes in Reno and Harvey’s in Lake Tahoe.

Also in the same year Lucky signed a recording contract with Dot Records in Los Angeles, releasing five singles. His agency was Coast Artist, signing performers such as Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Rodgers and Billy Eckstein.

As a result of his American trips, Lucky was invited to work the Hilton Hotel Chain world wide spending several years working these prestigious rooms.

Lucky was also the first Australian performer to entertain the troops in Vietnam; in.fact paying his own way there and made five subsequent trips into the war zone. 2002 and 2003 saw Lucky touring with “Long Way To The Top“, an Arena Spectacular which toured Australia’s capitals and regional centres.

The show featured the cream of Australia’s entertainers from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Due to its popularity it become the subject of an ABC Television special.

Lucky’s style ranges from Rock & Roll, to Country through to Jazz and is in fact similar to the late great Bobby Darin. Tickets are $15 each and can be bought directly from the Ipswich Civic Centre website.

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