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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jim Keays 1946-2014 Australian rock legend whose career spanned 6 decades

..another Aussie music legend has left us..we remember you Jim and the contribution you made to Australian music history....

VALE JIM KEAYS: 1946-2014

“Jim had an aura about him; you always knew when he was in the room,” is how the best remembered of the bass players that passed through the ranks of The Masters Apprentices, Glenn Wheatley, recalled singer-songwriter and the one constant throughout the entire Masters’ existence, Jim Keays, who succumbed, at 10.30am, Friday 13 June, to pneumonia from complications resulting from a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma cancer. Keays was 67. 

As a special tribute, this is Jim's highly acclaimed solo album from 1974 with the hit title track "Boy From the Stars".

                  're a legend, you're up there with the stars...


  1. Hello Marty,
    it make me sad that Jim Keays is passed away.. r..i.p... sorry to hear that so much musicians (form Australia and other countries) passed away.. the next after Bambi Fossati from Garybaldi fame... good block... but sadly news... thanks a lot and greetings from Germany...

  2. This is so sad, I still can't quite accept he's gone. Jim Keays was one of Australian rock'n'roll's greatest of greats. :-(
    If any Melburnians out there are able to go, a farewell celebration is being held tomorrow:

  3. A true Master's Apprentice who will be sadly missed

    Thanks for the share Marty - saves me ripping my copy which has seen better days