Molly Meldrum Honored With Hometown Statue - Noise11.com

Molly Meldrum Honored With Hometown Statue

by Paul Cashmere on September 26, 2018

in News

Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum’s legacy has been permanently acknowledged following the dedication of his statue in Wangaratta Street Park in Richmond.

The bronze Molly is right across the road from one of Melbourne’s most iconic music venues The Corner Hotel.

The statue was created by sculptor Louis Lauman. The unveiling was launched by Cr Daniel Nguyen, Mayor of Yarra City Council and Martin Foley MP, Minister for Creative Industries.

In tribute to Molly before the unveiling, Michael Gudinski said, “Molly has a heart of gold … on some days”.

Later Molly’s close friend Ralph Carr shared how Molly didn’t want the statue so to sabotage the idea he insisted that they had to include his dog Ziggy. Meldrum thought that by adding his beloved pet the idea would never get passed by council. He was wrong … and so it is.

At the function after the unveiling Molly was also inducted into the Music Victoria Hall of Fame.

75-year old Molly has had a near 60 year career in the music industry covering journalism, production, record company owner and television star.

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Tim McCallum
Classically Trained Tim McCallum To Sing National Anthem At AFL Grand Final

Classically trained quadriplegic Tim McCallum has been selected to sing the National Anthem at the AFL Grand Final in Queensland this weekend.

2 days ago
Underground Lovers Shadows
Underground Lovers Release ‘Shadows’ Remix Compilation

Underground Lovers have delved into the archives to resurrect old remix versions of their songs for a new album ‘Shadows.

3 days ago
Boy & Bear
SummerSalt Is Heading To Canberra

Canberra has scored a SummerSalt date in February.

3 days ago
Birds of Tokyo
Birds Of Tokyo Have A Second Prison Show

Birds of Tokyo will play a second show at Fremantle Prison on 8 January.

3 days ago
Andrew Farriss of INXS photo by Ros O'Gorman
Andrew Farriss Never Thought ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ Fitted INXS’ ‘Kick’ Album

When INXS recorded ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ songwriter Andrew Farriss didn’t think it was right for their upcoming ‘Kick’ album.

5 days ago
Nathan Cavaleri
Whats On At Bigsound 2020

Moving to 100% virtual and 100% free this year, BIGSOUND 2020 gets ready to go live in your living rooms, laptop screens, and office spaces from tomorrow on Wednesday October 21st and Thursday 22nd, bringing together a stacked conference program of keynote presentations, panels, workshops, performances and parties covering a wide range of topics and discussions aiming to re-future a challenged industry with positivity, connection and reality. 

5 days ago
Kylie Infinite Disco live stream
Kylie Minogue To Stream Ticketed Live Event

Kylie Minogue will showcase her new album Disco with a live streaming performance on November 7.

5 days ago