Slim Dusty dies

Slim Dusty died today. In 1958, Slim received Australia’s first Gold Record for a song called A Pub With No Beer, which he recorded in 1957. He was the first Australian to have an international hit record and the first singer in the world to have his voice beamed to earth from space.

Thirty-three years later he released his 50th record, The Golden Anniversary Album, which went multi-platinum in Australia.

In June this year, Dusty was recording his 106th album and at the time his management denied he was battling cancer.