Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Vale Gary Shearston

Folk singer Gary Shearston has died of a heart attack in an Armidale hospital at the age of 74. He rose to prominence as a folk singer of Irish and Australian songs in the 1960s and had his own TV show for some years before being invited by the US folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary to tour the USA. But it was his 1975 droll and wonderful hit version of the Cole Porter's classic I Get A Kick Out Of You that put Gary on the world stage. In his later years he became an Anglican priest. Here is Shearston on the UK TV show Top Of The Pops: