Hey Hey Molly Meldrum - How it all began
byon 07-03-2012 at 12:10 PM (1377 Views)
Well this is the first time I have ever written a blog. So here goes.
I am a rocker from way back and have written songs and played in bands over the past thirty years.
Anyway last december I heard that Molly Meldrum almost killed himself when he fell off a ladder.
He ended up in hospital with a coma and multiple head injuries and broken bones.
So I wrote a song as a tribute to the bloke to acknowledge the fact that he really is an Aussie Music legend.
And put it on youtube
I didnt think anything else about it. Anyway the next thing The Herald Sun in Melbourne rings up and wants to do a story. So I said OK. Once again thought nothing of it. Well the story ended up on the entertainment section next to Guy Sebastion. A reporter from The surf coast times ran a story. Also a reporter from the age and Forte Magazine.
Also the ABC regional radio aired the song on drive time. It just went crazy for a couple of days. So I thought well maybe I'd better put it down on a CD. So I did. "I am what I am" - Steve Thew The next thing I was contacted by a bloke who knew Molly really well. He said that Molly had heard the song and that he wanted a copy of the CD. So I sent him a signed copy.
He came back and said that he was honoured that somebody had written a song about him. From google nobody had done that before. What a real buzz. As everybody knows he's back up and interviewing and is almost back to his old self. I cant help feeling that music heals people. I was told that Molly enjoyed the fact that the lyrics were about some things even he had forgotten about. Anyway I am having a CD launch in August in Melbourne.
Wouldn't it be great if Molly turned up. Here's hoping.