Dusty, Slim

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Dusty, Slim Gender: M
David Gordon Kirkpatrick
born on 13 June 1927 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Kempsey, Australia, 31s05, 152e50
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Sutton
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 21°24' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 28°50 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 03°29'

Slim Dusty (At the Golden Guitar awards in Tamworth)
photo: BackSpace Delete, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Australian country music singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. He was an Australian cultural icon and one of the country's most awarded stars, with a career spanning nearly seven decades and producing numerous recordings. He was known to record songs in the legacy of Australia, particularly of bush life and renowned Australian bush poets Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson that represented the lifestyle. The music genre was coined the "bush ballad", a style first made popular by Buddy Williams, the first artist to perform the genre in Australia, and also for his many trucking songs.

Slim Dusty "released more than a hundred albums, selling more than seven million records and earning over 70 gold and platinum album certifications". He was the first Australian to have a No. 1 international hit song, with a version of Gordon Parsons' "A Pub with No Beer". He received an unequalled 45 Golden Guitar and an Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) award. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and Australian Roll of Renown. At the time of his death, at the age of 76, Dusty had been working on his 106th album for EMI Records. In 2007, his domestic record sales in Australia surpassed seven million. During his lifetime, Dusty was considered an Australian National Treasure. He performed "Waltzing Matilda", a very famous song in Australia, at the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

In 1951, Dusty married singer-songwriter Joy McKean and, with her help, achieved great success around Australia. In 1954, the two launched a full-time business career, including the Slim Dusty Travelling Show. McKean was Dusty's wife and manager for over 50 years. Together the couple had two children, Anne Kirkpatrick and David Kirkpatrick who are also accomplished singer-songwriters.

He died at his home in St Ives, New South Wales, on 19 September 2003 at the age of 76 after a protracted battle with lung and kidney cancer.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Disease 19 September 2003 (Lung and kidney cancer, age 76)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield has a 21-page document of Australian data from Dennis Sutton giving Slim Dusty's data as above with the following source: "From him to Susan Alexander - A rating."


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung and kidney)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitarist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Country)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music (Producer)