Johnny Chester

With a recording career that began in 1961 and continues even stronger today, Johnny Chester is one of Australia’s most enduring recording artists.  His singing career started in 1959, at the age of seventeen

During the 60s he hosted two television series for the ABC and toured with a host of overseas stars, including the Beatles, became a disc jockey on Melbourne’s number one radio station 3UZ as well as doing an entertainment tour of duty for the Australian and American forces in Vietnam.

During the 70s Johnny moved via a varied but well charted course into Country Music. Winning three consecutive Golden Guitars at the Australasian Country Music Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and many other accolades as well both here and overseas. He also hosted two more national television series for the ABC. From 1989 to 1991 he hosted several weekly radio programs including his ‘Soundabout Club’ and his ‘World of Country Music’ for Radio Australia, our international broadcaster.

Amongst his achievements so far in the 21st century is the production of his musical comedy ‘REBOUND’ which was first produced in 2000 by the Wagga Wagga Community Theatre group to rave reviews.