During the afternoon we were entertained with a great deal of reminiscing about old times, particularly the times of the
travelling road shows of the early days. Geoff, together with Tabbi and one of Australia's great comedians Lucky Grills
had their own road show under the name of "Carol's Varieties"
, the touring canvas theatre show commenced it's
illustrious career opening in Deniliquin in February 1960. (Source of this information is "Just call me Lucky" a great read written
by Lucky Grills. If you haven't got this book I can recommend it as a great read.)
Another great entertainer we spoke about during our afternoon was the great Reg Lindsay
, Reg is a very ill man and
has been for a lot of years, (Reg passed away on Tuesday 5th August 2008
) but for many, many people will never be forgotten. I had the honour of appearing on "The Reg
Lindsay Show" along with Country music greats like the men in the above picture, Nev Nicholls & Kevin King. To me Reg is one of
the all-time greats of Australian Country Music both as an entertainer and more importantly as a man.
Geoff had a video that contained many clips from the Reg Lindsay television shows that were aired on channel 9, clips that
brought back lots of very enjoyable memories.
Hanging on Geoff's wall was a framed poem written by Lucky Grills during a trip to Sydney to attend one of Geoff's important
birthday milestones. A very long poem covering many years of friendship between the two great showmen. Lucky's poem can be read