Listen To Older Voices: Mick Hamilton – Part 2

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Rob Greaves
Rob Greaves
I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I worked as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times for 10 years before retiring in 2012. I continue now as an occasional feature writer. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. I retired from paid radio work in 2022 and took up a position in the Education Centre at Puffing Billy
Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.


In this, the second part of his Life & Times story, 69-year-old Mick Hamilton recollects how music and culture were both undergoing massive changes during the 1960’s and how opportunities for him in the music world just abounded. We learn that by the late 1960’s he was earning from his music in three nights work, as much as his father did in a week.
There are many fascinating stories that he shares and not the least is his Vietnam experience. Not called up in the ballot to be conscripted, Mick and his group the Vibrants went to Vietnam to entertain the troops, both regular and conscripts. His recollections of the events of that time are shared with his views of that period that he now holds today. This is great listening!


If you missed Part 1 of of the Interview with Mick Hamilton – click the icon below

[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]

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