Shows Hosted: Bert’s Favourites

Presenter Bert on Great Lakes FM

I was born and brought up in Sydney and lived there through the vast majority of my life prior to retirement. We now live here on the Mid-North Coast and enjoy the relative tranquillity, climate and way of life.

I took up Golf some time ago after giving up Cricket because the bowlers seemed to get younger and faster. I enjoy watching sport in general, in particular Rugby League, Horse Racing, Golf and Cricket. My other interests other than music, include Bridge, motorcycling and of late solving (or trying to solve) Sudoku puzzles and crosswords.

I developed an interest in music at an early age. My first 45 was “Jamaica Farewell” by Harry Belafonte and I must have just about worn the grooves out of the record. From memory the second and third 45’s were “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy”. Buddy Holly was my childhood favourite and I could not accept the sad news of his untimely death in February 1959.

Whilst I like a variety of music, the period I loved best was from the late 50’s through until the early 70’s with “soft rock” being the music I enjoy most. Aside from Buddy Holly my favourites include Johnny Horton, Elvis Presley, Marty Robbins, Peter Paul and Mary, The Mamas and the Pappas and most of the British Invasion groups in particular The Searchers and The Beatles.

A good friend of mine gave me the nickname “Bert” back in the mid 60’s because at the time I was a keen student of the “Sport of Kings” and my favourite race caller was Bert Bryant who called the Melbourne races on 3UZ.