Richards, Dig

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Richards, Dig Gender: M
Digby George Richards
born on 12 September 1940 at 16:25 (= 4:25 PM )
Place Dunedoo, Australia, 32s01, 149e24
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Sutton
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 19°20' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 00°49 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 01°39'

Dig Richards (1964)


Australian rock and roll singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, musical theatre actor and television presenter, active during the late 1950s and early 1960s as lead singer with the R'Jays.

Richards was the first Australian rock and roll artist to record a 12" LP record in Australia, with the self-titled album Dig Richards, released in November 1959. From 1971 he performed as a solo country music artist.

According to the Kent Music Report he had four Top 30 national hit singles, "(My) Little Lover" / "Quarrels (Are a Sad Sad Thing)" (September 1960), "A Little Piece of Peace" (June 1971), "People Call Me Country" / "The Dancer" (February 1972), and "Do the Spunky Monkey" (June 1974).

On 17 February 1983 Digby Richards died of pancreatic cancer, aged 42. He was survived by his wife, Sue and two children.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Little Pattie (born 17 March 1949). Notes: Co-hosts of 1964-1965 TV show "Ampol Stamp Quiz"


  • Death by Disease 17 February 1983 (Pancreatic cancer, age 42)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield has a 21-page document of Australian data compiled by Dennis Sutton giving Richards' data as above with the following source: "From his mother to Lois E. Ohlsen - A rating."


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Pancreatic)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Musical theatre)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Musical theatre)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Country-Western
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (R'Jays)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Rock n roll)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Rock n roll, Country)