Wall of Famers show in honour of Dig Richards

READY TO ROCK: Robie Porter, Doug Richards, Mick Green, Alec Riley and Bob Steel (Festival founder) at a rehearsal.

READY TO ROCK: Robie Porter, Doug Richards, Mick Green, Alec Riley and Bob Steel (Festival founder) at a rehearsal.

Tomorrow, for the first time in 30 years, Australian 1960s music legends Robie Porter (Rob. E.G), Lucky Starr (Leslie Morrison) and Little Pattie (Patricia Amphlett) will be in the same place at the same time. 

And they’re all coming together in Parkes because of one man – Digby ‘Dig’ Richards.

Dig, born in Dunedoo, was one of the country’s best rock and rollers in the late 50s and 60s, who passed away at 42 in 1983.

Now combine this trio with Dig’s brother – who’s also performed with a number of Aussie stars of the era – Doug Richards, Dig’s former drummer from the R’Jays Leon Isackson, and musicians Mick Green (piano and guitar) and Alec Riley (bass guitar), you can imagine it’d be one heck of a show.

That show is called the Wall of Famers Show, performed in honour of Dig, who is this year’s inductee on the Elvis Wall Of Fame in Parkes.

It’s called the Wall of Famers because the show will feature three artists who have been inducted on the wall, and Doug will be representing his big brother, the fourth inductee.

“We’re excited – I don’t get nervous, I get excited,” long-time friend and 2016 inductee Robie said.

The show is going to be a big dose of nostalgia for most of them, who all played together at one stage in their careers.

Best mate and 2006 inductee, Lucky said the whole occasion is “sensational”.

“Dig was a major star in the 60s, he had several huge hit records back then,” he said.

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