Earlier this month, the Australian music industry suffered an immeasurable loss with the sudden passing of the legendary Michael Gudinski, founder of both the Mushroom Group of Companies that championed local talent and the Frontier Touring Company, a leading concert promoter that has, for decades, brought the world’s biggest artist’s to Aussie shores.
Michael Gudinski was a colossal Australian figure, described by Jimmy Barnes as the “heart of the Australian music industry.” Now, his remarkable career is set to be the subject of a special on-air event. Michael Gudinski – My Story which airs on Foxtel Tuesday, March 23, the day before the Victorian state memorial service is held for the industry great.
As reported by the Industry Observer, the documentary will centre around veteran broadcaster, Mike Munro’s interviews with Gudinski conducted for the History Channel series, MATESHIP. Munro recalled: “Michael gave so much during the interview – factually and emotionally – that by the end of it there was this overpowering silence among the camera/sound/lighting crew who were obviously effected and moved by Michael’s life story.”
Michael Gudinski – My Story
Gudinski passed away on March 2 at the age of 68. It sent shockwaves through the industry and saw tributes pour in from around the globe, with local music icons like Kylie Minogue and Jimmy Barnes, as well as U.S. rock heavyweights like Foo Fighters and Bruce Springsteen all marking the passing of a legend described as incomparable and irreplaceable. A private funeral was held for Gudinski last week, ahead of his state memorial service at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, March 24th.
Michael Gudinski – My Story will air on Foxtel Tuesday, March 23 at 7.30pm and a special encore will air Wednesday, March 24 at 8.30pm on FOX Showcase. Learn more about Michael’s integral role in shaping Australian music, here.