Leah Gallin on stage singing with Johnny Farnham (1992)
Photographed here is our Managing Director singing with Johnny Farnham, when she was in the Methodist Ladies College junior chamber choir. Also, pictured are some backstage passes to some shows through her father’s music industry involvement.
Farnham was a teen pop idol from 1967 until 1979, but has since forged a career as an adult contemporary singer. His career has mostly been as a solo artist, although he replaced Glenn Shorrock as lead singer of Little River Band from 1982 to 1985.
In September 1986, his solo single “You’re the Voice” peaked at No. 1 on the Australian singles charts. The associated album, Whispering Jack, held the No. 1 position for a total of 25 weeks and is the 2nd-highest-selling album in Australian history.
Farnham has become one of his country’s best-known and most popular performers, and he is the only Australian artist to have a number-one record in five consecutive decades. He’s toured with numerous artists, including, The Seekers and international acts like Stevie Nicks and Lionel Richie, he released collaborative albums including with Tom Jones on Together in Concert (2005) and Olivia Newton John, including Highlights from The Main Event (1998; also with Anthony Warlow).
Farnham has been recognised by many honours and awards, including 1987 Australian of the Year, 1996 Officer of the Order of Australia, and 19 ARIA Awards, including his 2003 induction into the Hall of Fame.