a personal video message from whispering jack
Well known and much loved Australian musician, John Farnham, has lent his support to the ‘Great Shake-Up‘ with a personal video message. Blood cancers are close to John’s heart, having lost his friend and fellow musician Jim Keays to multiple myeloma in recent months. Having lived with the disease for seven years, Jim passed away aged 67 on 13 June from pneumonia related to his multiple myeloma. Keays helped kick off ‘garage-rock’ in Australia and then helped transform the Masters Apprentices into one of the best pop and rock bands of the 1960’s and 1970’s. He released an album of modern garage rock in 2012, recently recorded another album and continued touring with two of his ’60s contemporaries – Darryl Cotton and Russell Morris. Daryl Cotton passed away in 2012 so Jim toured without him for nearly two years.