Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Library/Musician Connections

Of course we love both libraries and music here at Stan Getz. But we recently found what may be a unique distinction: Dave Faulkner of Australia's Hoodoo Gurus may be the only musician represented in our collection whose mother has a library named for her. As a councillor for the shire of Belmont (as it was then known) in the Western Australian state government, she campaigned in support of free public libraries. As a result of her efforts the Ruth Faulkner Public Library was named for her when it opened in Belmont 40 years ago. Ruth Faulkner was on hand to celebrate the library's 40th anniversary.

First lady of the library

Listen to Dave Faulkner with the Hoodoo Gurus here at our library, which has more Hoodoo Gurus materials than the Ruth Faulkner Public Library:
Hoodoo Gurus in Blue Cave (CD 8070)
Mars Needs Guitars! (CD 6364)

Ruth Faulkner's love of libraries could explain why, on at least one occasion, her son's band played their set in alphabetical order by song title.

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