Molly Meldrum at 80: how the ‘artfully incoherent’ presenter changed Australian music

Liz Giuffre reflects on the life of Ian 'Molly' Meldrum and his impact on Australian music journalism.

Ian Alexander ‘Molly’ Meldrum is 80 on 29 January 2023.

The Australian music industry would not be where it is today without his work as a talent scout, DJ, record producer, journalist, broadcaster and professional fan.

His legacy has been acknowledged by the ARIAs, APRA, the Logies, an Order of Australia and even a mini-series.

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