Concert party [Lucky Starr] Vietnam DPR/TV/534

Accession Number F10123
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 55 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Place made Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province, Nui Dat
Date made 26 December 1966
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

A concert party headed by Australian entertainer Lucky Starr entertained troops of the 1st Australian Task Force camp at Nui Dat South Vietnam. The group, spending its second Christmas in Vietnam gave two concerts for the troops on Boxing Day. Each performance was attended by at least 500 Australian soldiers. Sydney Comedian Terry Scanlon gave the show a breezy start and was followed by New Zealand Singer Sheryl Blake. Music was supplied by the Rajahs, a popular instrumental trio; Leon Isaacson, Drummer; Mike Lawler, Bass; and John Hayton, Guitarist. Lucky Starr handed over the first batch of films of current Australian TV shows to Major Ron Hamlyn for screening to troops of the task force in Vietnam. Earlier the concert party had given concerts in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Their tour was sponsored by the Australian Forces Over Seas Fund.

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