5: Carmilla – Jon English

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Entered Top 40s: 14 May 1980
Entry Point: 40
Highest Chart: 40
Weeks In: 3
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I have long been an advocate of the opinion that the late Jon English was one of Australia’s most talented performers – stage, TV and, of course, musician. Sadly taken far too early, we are, at least, left with a catalogue of wonderful music created by the great man.

Of all of his hits, I rate Carmilla as one of, if not, his best. Surprisingly, it only made it to number 40 on the charts before falling back out again after three weeks in that spot.

I love the tune, I love his voice singing it. People point to Turn The Page or Hollywood Seven or other songs which were great hits for Jon. The difference between those songs and this one is that only Jon could have written and performed Carmilla.

Fantastic song by an artist who is sadly missed by all who love Australian music.