Friday, April 12, 2019

Farewells & Memories

There is absolutely no truth to the rumour that Whispers attended the Red Carpet arrivals for
Noah's ARK launch party ( the invitation was lost in the mail).
But we have been around for some time. Covered the waterfront as they say.

This bash took place last night in the very ritzy Southern Highlands which is a bit out of our stamping ground.

left: Ray Martin with Ros Packer at the Gibraltar dinner.

Geoff Harvey
The last time Whispers stayed at the Gibraltar Hotel in Bowral was when we accompanied one of Britain's well known rock impresarios Simon Napier -Bell who when he's not penning best selling books about the music business or the stars he has discovered-the late George Michael being one- he's a dedicated wine aficionado and when in Oz, heads for the Hunter Valley.
Last night the Gibraltar hosted a group of people celebrating the life of the late British born Geoffrey John Harvey OAM musician, pianist, conductor, musical director and television personality who worked at the Australian Nine Network for 38 years. Geoff passed away on the 30th March.

And look at the guests!. Some of Australia's top movers & shakers in the Show Biz world looking, well bloody good.
In the snap above (from left to right) we have Col Joye (one of Australia's most successful rock stars in the 1960s), Kerri-Anne Kennerely, surely Australia's most successful TV host, Mardi Henderson, Glen-Marie Frost - the Civil Celebrant if you plan on getting hitched and Brian Henderson who still holds the record for being this countries most famous and longest working TV news reader and host.

In 2006 Whispers attended the farewell retirement dinner for Brian Henderson at the Nine studios hosted by the TV supremo Kerry Packer. Brian is 88 years old and looks sensational. What's his secret- and he's had a few battles with cancer. We should be told.
Above is a Whisper's snap from that do with (l-r) John Laws, Brian and Kerry Packer.
## Whispers ordered this week a book by the late Dame Barbara Cartland after reading that she advised former British PM Margaret Thatcher on how to stay healthy. Whispers snapped Thatcher in Sydney some time ago- her skin glowed with health!. Does that sound desperate?.