English, Jon

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English, Jon Gender: M
Jonathan James English
born on 26 March 1949 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Hampstead, England, 51n34, 0w11
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°12' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°51 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 17°37'

Jon English (performing at Celebrate Australia! on Australia Day 2010)
photo: Horst Günther Burkhardt III, license cc-by-sa-3.0


English-born Australian entertainer, a singer, songwriter, musician and actor, who emigrated from England to Australia with his parents in 1961. He was an early vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Sebastian Hardie (Australia's first symphonic rock band) but left to take on the role of Judas Iscariot in the Australian version of the stage musical Jesus Christ Superstar from May 1972, which was broadcast on television. English was also a noted solo singer; his Australian top twenty hit singles include "Turn the Page", "Hollywood Seven", "Words are Not Enough", "Six Ribbons" and "Hot Town".

English was acclaimed for his starring role in the 1978 Australian TV series Against the Wind – he won the TV Week Logie Award for 'Best New Talent in Australia'. He also co-wrote and performed the score with Mario Millo (ex-Sebastian Hardie). The series had international release, known as Mot alla vindar (1980) in Swedish, where "Six Ribbons" was released as a single, both single and the soundtrack album peaked at No.1 on the Norwegian charts; the first single, "Six Ribbons" and the album, peaked at No. 4 on the Swedish charts.

From 1983 to 1985, English won four Mo Awards with three consecutive 'Entertainer of the Year' awards and a further 'Male Vocal Performer' in 1985. English has performed in Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore from 1984. Performances of Essgee Entertainment's productions of the Gilbert and Sullivan trilogy from 1994 to 1997 were broadcast on Australian TV.

In late February 2016, English was hospitalized due to "unexpected health problems" and he was forced to cancel several scheduled performances due to planned surgery for an aortic aneurysm. He died following post-operative complications late in the evening of 9 March 2016, 17 days short of his 67th birthday.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Bronhill, June (born 26 June 1929). Notes: Co-stars in stage comic opera "The Pirates of Penzance", 1984
  • associate relationship with Hines, Marcia (born 20 July 1953). Notes: Co-stars in stage musical "Jesus Christ Superstar", 1972-1974
  • associate relationship with Wilkins, Richard (born 19 June 1954). Notes: Members of 1988 group Australian Olympians
  • associate relationship with Young, John Paul (born 21 June 1950). Notes: Co-stars in stage musical "Jesus Christ Superstar", 1972-1974
  • role played of/by Rasputin (born 9 January 1869 Jul.Cal. (21 Jan 1869 greg.)). Notes: 1987 stage musical "Rasputin"


  • Family : Change residence 1961 (Moved to Australia)
  • Work : Prize 1991 (ARIA Music Award)
  • Death by Disease 9 March 2016 (Post-operative complications, age 66)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites A Handbook of Astrology for Australia and New Zealand by Jane Bennett and Craig McIntosh (Richmond, Vic: Greenhouse, 1986), which states: "Source of Data: Chris Turner. Rectified by Chris Turner." Year and place of birth confirmed in England and Wales Birth Index.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("Against the Wind")
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Sebastian Hardie)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award