Aus Music Industry Pays Tribute To Bob Hawke: ‘A Great Australian’

17 May 2019 | 3:54 pm | Staff Writer

"He was a national treasure."

Few politicians have had the same impact on Australia’s music scene as Bob Hawke, and so it’s not surprising that a slew of tributes for the beloved former Labor leader have made their way onto social media since his passing.

Not only did Hawke play a big part in Yothu Yindi’s powerful single Treaty, comedians Paul Jennings and Maree Anne Koomen wrote The Bob Hawke Drinking Song in his honour, highlighting how diverse a reach he had.

He helped celebrate Countdown’s 10th anniversary, and in recent years was a regular at Woodford Folk Festival, all the while inspiring countless artists and more.

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