The family of Ted Mulry would like to invite fans, friends and music industry colleagues to a special event on Saturday, 3rd September, 2011. Marking 10 years since Ted's death, the nostalgic event will feature music from the 1960s and 70s, iconic Australian cars from the era, and an upbeat celebration of the life and times of Ted Mulry and his Gang.
"He's an Aussie icon. The Ted Mulry Gang, Skyhooks and Sherbet were it back in the 70s!" said Ted's brother, Steve Mulry.
Ted began recording in 1970 with his first hit "Julia" racing up the charts that same year. After another couple of hit songs Ted moved into a more raunchy sound & he formed the Ted Mulry Gang.
TMG, as they became known as, are best remembered for their tongue in cheek hit "Jump in My Car", but had many other hit singles during the 1970's making them one of the most successful and popular bands of the decade. They were also known for their constant performance schedule which saw them travel all over Australia as well as other parts of the world.
Ted's brother, Steve Mulry who sings in his own band "Black Label", will be performing at the event, as will John Paul Young accompanied by Warren "Pig" Morgan from The Allstar Band. Other artists and friends from this great period in Australian rock history will be attending the memorial too.
At the conclusion of the event - which will be hosted by Ray Burgess and include tribute videos, an open mike and a performance by Steve Mulry of "No Matter Where You Are" (a song he & Ted wrote together for Ted's album "This Time" which was to become his final release) - the special memorial to Ted will be unveiled.
"As his family, the things Ted did and said are always with us," said Steve Mulry. "But this event is bigger than that. This memorial is for the fans and for Ted's friends."
Rob Matta, Forest Lawn Family Service Manager, wanted to stress the importance of the event: "Memorials are a beautiful way to celebrate the life of a loved one and Ted's family, friends and fans are keeping his memory and music alive by coming together and honouring him." said Mr Matta.
"Ted was a larrikin; he always made you laugh and had a joke. Everyone loved him. This isn't going to be a day of mourning, but an opportunity to celebrate Ted's life and achievements," said Steve Mulry.
We encourage all those who remember Ted, and who wish to pay tribute, to attend
Refreshments will be served and there is parking in front of the Memorial Park.
WHAT: Commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Ted Mulry's death, and unveiling of his memorial
WHEN: 11.00am - 1.00pm, Saturday 3rd September, 2011
WHERE: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden Valley Way, Leppington
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Friends and Family will be gathering after the service at Lockies (Leppington Inn) for a drink and jam session to toast life in the way Ted himself would have done.
Ted Mulry was an Aussie music icon. Ted began recording in 1970 with his first hit "Julia" racing up the charts that same year. After another couple of hit songs Ted moved into a more raunchy sound & he formed the Ted Mulry Gang.
Other hits followed like Jump in My Car (1975), Darktown Strutters Ball (1976), and Jamaica Rum (1977).
Ted passed away on September 1, 2001.
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