Sadie, Farnham’s chart topping lady

This time 48 years ago, John Farnham was doing Australia proud by topping the Go-Set National Singles charts for five
Flashback

This time 48 years ago, John Farnham was doing Australia proud by topping the Go-Set National Singles charts for five weeks in row and the Australian charts for six weeks.

“Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)” was the largest selling single in Australia by an Australian artist in the 1960s. This song was actually Farnham’s first hit single, he then continued to have a run of hits in the early 70s and branched out into stage drama and TV.

The Aussie icon was quite clever with his marketing of this “Sadie” – he arrange for Melbourne radio host Stan Rofe to pretend he disliked the song before playing it, many fans would call in and ask for the song to be played because of this.

Mike Furber was given the first opportunity to record “Sadie” but declined… he later admitted just how much of a mistake this was.

Who is your favourite Aussie artist and will you be listening to them tomorrow?

 

Comments