R.I.P. Rory O’Donoghue of Aunty Jack Fame 1949-2017 - Noise11.com
Rory O'Donoghue

Rory O'Donoghue

R.I.P. Rory O’Donoghue of Aunty Jack Fame 1949-2017

by Paul Cashmere on December 16, 2017

in News

Rory O’Donoghue, the creative force alongside Grahame Bond for Australian hit 70s comedy The Aunty Jack Show, has died at age 68.

In a statement on Facebook, Jessica O’Donoghue revealed,

“We are so very sad to announce the passing of Rory O’Donoghue . He died in hospital on 13 December 2017.

Many of you knew Rory as an incredible musician, a great athlete and a wonderful teacher. To us he was the most amazing and precious Dad, Grandpa, partner, son, brother, uncle and friend. We are devastated and will miss him deeply.

We are organising a memorial service and will update you on the details here.

Thank you for all the messages of love and support. They have been greatly appreciated”.

Rory O’Donoghue was a household name in Australia in the 70s after rising to fame with Grahame Bond on the ABC TV series The Aunty Jack Show. The Aunty Jack Show also have birth to another iconic character Norman Gunston.

O’Donoghue was Thin Arthur in the show and sang the show’s theme.

Rory was also the guitar player in another iconic Australian recording ‘Rock and Roll I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life’ by Kevin Johnson.

O’Donoghue also once did a version of ‘Stairway To Heaven’ for Andrew Denton’s ‘The Money or the Gun’.

Noise11.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Wreckless Eric
T. Rex Bass Player Played Bass On A Wreckless Eric Song

Steve Currie, best known for his work with Marc Bolan and T. Rex played on the very first Wreckless Eric album, bit only on one song.

21 hours ago
Eagles 2017
Eagles Add Second Melbourne and Brisbane Shows

Eagles Australian tour has expanded by two shows, once each for Melbourne and Brisbane.

23 hours ago
Neil Young Songs for Judy
Neil Young To Release 1975 Archive ‘Songs For Judy’

Neil Young’s next project in the Archive series is ‘Songs For Judy’, a 1976 compilation of unreleased live performances.

1 day ago
Cher
Cher Outraged As US Government Moves To Not Recognise Transgender People

Cher has expressed her outrage at the report that U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is considering implementing a policy which would eliminate the recognition of transgender individuals.

1 day ago
Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Noise11, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Ozzy Osbourne Opens Up About Staph Infection

Ozzy Osbourne "could have died" if he didn't undergo emergency surgery to treat a staph infection.

1 day ago
Tom Petty
Tom Petty Park Dedicated In Gainsville Florida

Tom Petty has had a park named after him in Gainsville, Florida.

2 days ago
Elvis Costello, ADOTG, Photo By Ros OGorman, Noise11, Photo
Elvis Costello Says People Plotting Got Him Back In The Studio

Last time I caught up with Elvis Costello he told me that he would never make another album again. Well, Elvis has made another album ‘Look Now’ and its pretty damn good.

5 days ago