12: Rachel – Russell Morris

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Entered Top 40s: 18 June 1970
Entry Point: 39
Highest Chart: 35
Weeks In: 3
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Regular listeners to my radio programs know how much I rate this bloke … a true Aussie legend and such a good bloke. Have interviewed him on radio and caught up with him a few times since … he never seems too busy for a chat. Have seen him perform in dodgy pubs and on stage at the Sydney Opera House and his talent is such that it bridges that yawning gulf.

Whilst this isn’t my favourite Russell Morris song, it is a ripper and tells the story of a nurse who has come home from Vietnam and doesn’t want to go back. One of Australia’s best anti-war protest song delivered by one of Australia’s best talents.

It had to be included, didn’t it.