Jack’s music chronicled the times. He wrote about our adventurers, sports heroes and politicians. He wrote songs for silent movies, dance and theatre, semi classical and country & western, and peppered our radio with singing commercials. He even wrote a contender for the national anthem – ‘God Bless Australia’ to the tune of ‘Waltzing Matilda’ – which sadly did not win. There’s so much more to tell but here’s brief overview.
MILESTONES ALONG THE ROAD...
Credit: Jack O’Hagan, National Library of Australia, Collection Numbers nla.obj-94415145 and nla.obj-94415277.
Credit: Jack O’Hagan, National Library of Australia, Collection Number nla.obj-94415145.
Click to watch Jack O'Hagan Vocalist Composer : The only film of Jack O'Hagan performing his own songs, produced and directed by Frank Thring Senior, Efftee Entertainers, 1931.
Credit: Jack O’Hagan, National Library of Australia, Collection Number nla.obj-94415277.
Reproduced here with permission from Caltex (Ampol) and Sony ATV (EMI Music Publishing).
Credit: The Hon. Peter Collins presents Platinum Award to Pamela Gilbert, 1988. APRA AMCOS.