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Max Kay tribute
by Nine News Perth
CATCH-UP: Max Kay (1936 to 2019) was a Scottish-born Australian entertainer, entrepreneur and councillor. Maxwell Kay was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1936. He began his career as a performer in his home country, later touring internationally as manager of his fellow Scottish entertainer Andy Stewart. However, in 1967 he emigrated to Perth, Western Australia, and nine years later opened the Civic Theatre Restaurant in Inglewood, where he produced and performed shows he had written himself. In 1980 however, he then spent about 1 million Australian dollars converting an old factory in Highgate to include an expanded Civic Theatre next door - it ran from its completion in that year until he closed it down in 2001. After moving away from theatre restaurant ownerships, Kay continued to perform one-man shows at various venues, but also concentrated a lot of his efforts on charity work - he also became a councillor on the Perth City Council, and was a member of several administrative boards. He was made a "Member of the Order of Australia" ("AM") in 2003, for his various works with charities and community projects, and also maintained an involvement with the 'Curtin Radio 100.1 FM' station well into his later years. Max Kay died from complications of pneumonia at a hospital in Perth on June 4th 2019, at the age of 82. http://www.triplem.com.au/article/legendary-perth-entertainer-and-councillor-max-kay-has-died-139867
Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Kay
Posted: 14th July 2019
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Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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