The 1970s was an exciting time for Australian music – there was an explosion of talented artists, musical venues, national and international touring opportunities and the forging of what for many turned out to be long lasting careers in the industry. In large part this was due to the dynamism, enthusiasm and talent of Melbourne-born Michael Gudinski, who founded Mushroom Records in the early 70s and the Frontier touring company in the latter part of the decade. Gudinski fostered local talent, took risks on locals sounds and helped to create a thriving Australian music scene. He sadly passed away in early March. This week Marty and Venetia pay tribute and celebrate Gudinski’s important contribution, by focusing on artists signed to Mushroom Records throughout the Seventies.

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