Saturday, 30 April 2016

John Laws - 1972 - Rocks In M' Pocket And Dirt In M' Shoes

Flashback Blues/Daddy What If/Big Willie Broke The Jail Tonight/Stay Away From Lonely Places/Sing The Blues To Big Daddy/My Next Impersonation/A Woman Indeed/You've Let Yourself Go/Sinful Valley/Hey Joe/Aunt Maudie's Fun Garden/If You Were Mine

Richard John Sinclair Laws, CBE (born 8 August 1935), an Australian radio presenter, sometimes known as Lawsie, was from the 1970s until his retirement in 2007, the host of a hugely successful morning radio program, which mixed music with interviews, opinion, live advertising readings and listener talkback. His distinctive voice earned him the nickname the Golden Tonsils.

Laws' radio show was syndicated throughout Australia for many years and was consistently one of the most popular and influential programs in the Australian media. Laws is also a familiar voice for generations of Australians through his large and varied body of work as a voice-over artist for commercials, and as a celebrity endorser of commercial products, notably Valvoline motor oil, with his popular catchphrase "Valvoline, you know what I mean" and Oral-B toothbrushes (the slogan "Oral-B, the toothbrush more dentists use.")

 Laws was on Australian talk radio longer than any other broadcaster and as a result of his popularity, for many years he has been cited as Australia's highest-paid radio personality. Although he commented regularly on topical news, Laws did not consider himself a journalist, saying he considered himself foremost to be an entertainer and salesman. Laws had become one of the most influential media personalities in Australia over the last three decades, and one of the few commercial radio personalities whose interviews with state and federal political leaders are considered to have a significant influence of the course of politics in New South Wales especially, and Australia in general.

John Laws was fairly successful as a recording artist from the Fifties through to the Seventies releasing numerous singles, EP's and albums his seventies output was mainly Country and Trucking material.


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