Elvis Wall of Fame: Russell Morris

In 2019, the Festival is proud to induct not only a pioneer, but a continuing force in the music industry to this day: Russell Morris AM. With a success career spanning more than 50 years, Russell continues to be an innovator in the Australian music industry and a highly respected performer.

Join us as recognise the achievements of Russell Morris. Join Russell Morris himself, Mayor Ken Keith OAM and friends as we pay tribute to this legend in the Australian Music Industry.

Kelly Reserve

  • Wednesday, 9th Jan 02:00pm (1 Hour)
FREE EVENT

Russell Morris

Shooting to fame in the middle 60’s with Somebody’s Image, Russell had a string of hits including Hush and the Bob Dylan classic Baby Blue. Following that, Russell penned breakthrough hits such as; Sweet Sweet Love, Wings of an Eagle, Rachel, Part 3 into Paper Walls, The Girl That I Love and many many more......... In 1969 he and producer Molly Meldrum released “The Real Thing”, Australia’s only true psychedelic #1 hit and a song that is played regularly on commercial radio to this day. Russell's music is close to the heart of Parkes as in 2001, Morris' "The Real Thing" and "Wings of an Eagle" featured prominently in the Australian-made movie The Dish. Constantly in demand, Russell stills tours nationally throughout the year as well as appearances internationally. Russell has worked alongside industry heavyweights like Cher, The Bee Gees, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys and toured Australia with the hugely successful “Long Way To The Top” in 2012. Russell's appearance at Parkes Elvis Festival is a unique duo show where you will get to witness the man behind the music.

Venue

Kelly Reserve

Kelly Reserve Parkes
W: https://visitparkes.com.au/attractions/kelly-reserve/

Organiser

Parkes Elvis Festival

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