Listen To Older Voices : Normie Rowe – Part 3


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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
listen to older voices : normie rowe – part 3 Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a  
program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Uniting and podcast through 
the Toorak Times and Tagg.

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.

This is a special Baby Boomer Generation Program.

Welcome to the 3rd and penultimate program in the story of Normie Rowe. Normie was a music phenomenon during the 1960’s and how on the back of his success in Australia he went to the UK where he underwent an amazing growth in his music presentation. Yet, all was not well!

In the late 1960’s through into the 1970’s his career shut down. This was largely due to being called up to serve in the Vietnam War, a call-up that itself was somewhat accurately described as a set-up, when it turned out he was the only young Australian with his birth date to be conscripted.

listen to older voices : normie rowe – part 3
Normie prepares to leave for Vietnam – 1969
Yet while Normie was able to make a few appearances when on leave, really, his pop career was over. During the program Normie candidly talks about this period and the changes he underwent both personally and career wise.


Click  to hear Normie Rowe – Part 3

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

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