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Music industry icon Michael Gudinski to be farewelled at state memorial today – ABC News

Michael Gudinski, the “titan” of Australia’s music scene who died in his sleep earlier this month, will be farewelled at a state memorial in Melbourne today.



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Michael Gudinski’s sudden death two weeks ago sent a shockwave through the Australian and international music scene.
He died in his sleep at home in Melbourne at the age of 68.So who was Michael Gudinski, and why was he seen as the godfather of the Australian music scene?
Who was Michael Gudinski?
Michael Gudinski was born in August 1952, the son of Russian immigrants.
By the age of 15 he was organising dances, with bands showing up at his home to get paid.
‘A formidable ball of energy’

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